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Can Hypothyroidism Cause Swelling Around Eyes
Fluid, gravity: Skin around eyelids is very thin - in some places only 4 cell layers thick. Thus, even a small amount of swelling can look prominent. Any irritation may cause such swelling. Further, as we age, the collagen and elastic tissue which provide support also age and lose some of their ability to counter the effect of gravity. Some vitamin c topical products may help strengthen collagen in this area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Bags under eyes: Dark bags under eyes are often due to: fluid from thin blood vessels under eyes. This can be due to genetics (got it from mom or dad), excess rubbing (shiners), allergies, excess salt; be sure kidney function is normal. Cold ice packs might help decrease bags by constricting blood vessels. See an eyemd if no improvement. Some patients need to have excess skin removed. Eyedoc2020.Blogspot.Com. ...Read more
Several reasons: If it is around both eyes it is less concerning and it may be related to anxiety, you can see your family md. If it is persistent and around only one eye it could be more serious since the sensory nerves of the eye and the auditory nerve are at the same place in the brain and a tumor their may cause that. If you have hearing loss on that side must see an ENT & an ophthalmologist asap. ...Read more
Occasionally: If the blepharitis is chronic or severe or you are unusually sensitive, tissues surrounding the inflammation can leak fluid which is carried downwards in the deeper tissues to cause swelling lower in the lid. See your ophthalmologist for the most effective treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What disease or condition can cause redness around the eyes? Not bloodshot but red around the edge. Plus fatigue and muscle pains? Dizziness.
Redness around eyes: Such symptoms warrant that you should consult with a primary care physician or internist as soon as possible. ...Read more
I know that hyperthyroidism can sometimes affect the eyes — but could hypothyroidism also cause eye problems?
Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) isn't usually associated with eye disease: In severe cases, however, hypothyroidism may cause swelling around the eyes and a loss of the hairs in the outer part of the eyebrows. In a few cases, an eye problem known as Graves' ophthalmopathy may develop if hypothyroidism develops after treatment for Graves' disease — the most common form of overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). Graves' ophthalmopathy can cause eye discomfort, protruding eyeballs and vision changes. ...Read more
Allergy, infection, : There are many causes including allergy, infection, bleeding, trauma, internal inflammation and surface disturbances like tumors and pterygia. The eyes may also be reddened by dryness, contact lens issues, lack of sleep and sun exposure. Your ophthalmologist can determine the cause and administer proper treatment. ...Read more
Allergies : The sweat brings allergens (dirt and dust) into your eye. Allergies cause swollen eyelids. Cold compress can relieve the swelling. Over-the-counter allergy medicine, such as loratidine (claritin) & eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eye drop for itching. If it persists or gets worse go to your doctor. ...Read more
No: But infection can and that can be very serious - it should be looked at. ...Read more
Can blepharitis cause pain on your eyelids? I know blepharitis causes redness and irritation, but can it also cause pain?
It : It is unusual for blepharitis to cause any pain. Usually redness, irritation, grittiness, itching and tearing are part of that problem. Pain is usually caused by a stye forming or if the skin is so inflamed from the blepharitis that it is starting to crack or peel. See your local eye doctor for treatment! more info here:. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: Dark circles under the eyes is usually caused by backup of dark venous blood in veins behind the thin lid skin. Besides causing fatigue, cardiac problems can make this darkening worse. Make sure you are under the care of your primary doctor and if necessary, a cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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