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how is exophthalmos related to thyroid dysfunction

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
29 years experience Family Medicine
High thyroid hormone: Graves Disease is an autoimmune disease that causes high levels of thyroid hormone. In addition to causing thyroid levels to elevate, Graves Disease c ... Read More
Dr. Brendan Stack jr., md, facs, face
32 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Exophthalmos: Bulging eyes is a symptom of Graves Disease. This is autoimmune hyperthyroidism. The autoantibodies cross tear with proteins in the eye muscles and b ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Exopthalmos: Associated with graves disease or hyperthyroidism is thought related to autoimmune process behind eyes.
Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
Common antigen: The infiltrative exophthalmos that is frequently encountered, has been explained by postulating that the thyroid gland and the extraocular muscles sha ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
38 years experience Family Medicine
Medscape answers: "…etiology of thyroid-related orbitopathy is autoimmune-mediated inflammatory process of orbital tissues, predominantly affecting fat & extraocular mu ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
Not quite: Graves' disease can cause both high thyroid hormone levels (hyperthyroidism) and bulging eyes (exophthalmos). The cause of both of these manifestation ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Wingo
33 years experience Endocrinology
It doesn't: Graves' disease can cause both high thyroid hormone levels (hyperthyroidism) and bulging eyes (exophthalmos). The cause of both of these manifestation ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
9 years experience Pediatrics
Thyroid dysfunction: Only in very rare instances like severe hyperthyroidism called thyroid storm. Most problems are easily treated medically.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Hands
67 years experience Endocrinology
No: Thyroid disease is usually autoimmune. Look for other family members with thyroid disease. Likely coincidence they occurred together.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Kern
43 years experience Endocrinology
Thyroid problems: There is no THE TEST. It depends on what kind of dysfunction you are looking for. A TSH is the single best test for diagnosing hypothyroidism, and m ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
9 years experience Pediatrics
Thyroid: The thyroid can dysfunction either by overproduction or underproduction of hormones. Hypothyroid symptoms are dry skin, coarse hair, constipation, fat ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Carroll
53 years experience Nuclear Medicine
HOT OR COLD: Hyperthyroidism speeds metabolism, patient is alwas hot. Cardiac arrythmias such as atrial fibrillation can occur. Hypothyroidism slows metabolism, ... Read More
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