Top 20 Doctor insights on: Dry gritty eyes and thyroid disease

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Do you always get prominent eyes with thyroid disease?

Do you always get prominent eyes with thyroid disease?

No: Most thyroid disease is due to excessive secretion of thyroid stimulating hormone by the brain. This does not affect the eyes. A small number of cases also secrete a product which stimulates the production of material deposited behind the eye cause protrusion of the eye (s). This is termed exophthalmos. When the two occur together it is graves disease - about 10% of the total. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


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Are protruding eyes normal for anyone, or are they always thyroid disease?

Are protruding eyes normal for anyone, or are they always thyroid disease?

Not always thyroid: Normal for some people. Concerning if just one side. I had one patient sent to me for possible thyroid disease because she had a protruding eye even though she had normal thyroid tests. I had her get an mri. Turns out she had a tumor behind her eye. ...Read more

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I have eye thyroid disease for 4yrs. Its finally starting 2 settle. Like 2 know what options, costs, etc I may have to have my normal lookin eyes back.

I have eye thyroid disease for 4yrs. Its finally starting 2 settle. Like 2 know what options, costs, etc I may have to have my normal lookin eyes back.

Depends on changes: That occur. Typically, there is proptosis (think marty feldman), exposure, and sometimes even optic neuropathy caused by compression in the orbit. Oculoplastic surgeons can provide some excellent options for both cosmetic and functional improvement in thyroid eye disease (aka thyroid ophthalmopathy.) find a good oculoplastics specialist. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for dark eye circles due to thyroid disease?

Is there a cure for dark eye circles due to thyroid disease?

No: Dark circles are more a genetic pattern than anything else. Allergy is the next common cause. Thyroid disease usually does not cause dark circles. It can cause lid edema that may be perceived as dark circles. See your family doctor. ...Read more

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Pain above left eye, frontal, pareital, occipital, back of neck for 7days. Had dolopar, flexon, nims, brofon. Nothing worked. Is it migriane, thyroid disease?

Pain above left eye, frontal, pareital, occipital, back of neck for 7days. Had dolopar, flexon, nims, brofon. Nothing worked. Is it migriane, thyroid disease?

A few possibilities: Could be tension headache (HA), but they rarely last that long. Sinus HA-if severe-can cause all your symptoms. Onset & type of pain are impt: if it started in neck/upper back-could be musculoskeletal dysf. Could be viral or Zoster. Could be inflammation of cranial nerves. Time to see dr. Osteopathic manipulation may help if rib, vertebral, or cranial problem, sinusitis.Neuroprolotherapy could help. ...Read more

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How can I manage thyroid disease?

How can I manage thyroid disease?

Which Disorder?: For an underactive thyroid, levothyroxine pills are prescribed to take daily for thyroid hormone replacement. Overactive thyroid: graves disease - there are other treatments which include certain medications to block your thyroid from over working and medication to lower heart rate and blood pressure if necessary until thyroid under better control. Also, radioablation to rid overactive gland. ...Read more

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What causes you gain weight if you have thyroid disease?

Weight gain Thyroid: Hypothyroidism would cause a person to gain weight. This is because thyroid hormone is responsible for metabolism. Therefore, low thyroid will cause a low metabolism and hence weight gain. Hyperthyroidism increases metabolism which results in weight loss. ...Read more

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What systems does thyroid disease attack? How is this treated?

What systems does thyroid disease attack? How is this treated?

Thyroid: Can't answer that till I know if your thyroid level is high, low, or normal. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can a teenager have thyroid disease?

Yes: Both hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (excess thyroid production) can occur in infants, children, adolescents and adults. ...Read more

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How dangerous is having a baby if I have thyroid disease?

Pregnant: Not "dangerous" at all as long as your levels are well controlled. In rare instances the antibodies causing your thyroid problem can cross the placenta and affect baby once born. See an endocrinologist for yourself and a pediatric endo for baby. ...Read more

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What samples are taken for thyroid disease, prolactin and pocs test?

What samples are taken for thyroid disease, prolactin and pocs test?

Several: Thyroid antibody panel would be required. For pcos and fsh and lh would be done, a a prolactin is a simple test in an ov itself that is used to test to see if it is being produced in proper amounts or too much that could indicate a pituitary problem. ...Read more

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Can babies suffer if their mothers have thyroid disease?

Can babies suffer if their mothers have thyroid disease?

Yes: Both hypo and hyperthyroidism, if not controlled, can harm a fetus.
After delivery babies may have antibodies from mother that affect their thyroids. If you think you are pregnant have your doctor do blood tests now. After delivery all babies in the us are tested for thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Is it common to have dental issues if you have thyroid disease?

Is it common to have dental issues if you have thyroid disease?

Not really: The only link between the two could be in possible dietary changes that increase sugar intake while trying to boost your energy levels. Be certain to maintain good oral hygiene practices. ...Read more

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Is there a possibility that I'm infertile now because of thyroid disease?

Is there a possibility that I'm infertile now because of thyroid disease?

If not in control: As long as your thyroid function tests are normal on thyroid hormone replacement treatment, thyroid dysfunction is not likely to be the cause of fertility problems. ...Read more

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Could me having thyroid disease (hoshimotos) be why we are TTC with no luck?

Thyroiditis: May affect your ability to conceive, you need to consult an infertility specialist together with your endocrinologist, your partner need to be evaluated as well, goodluck ...Read more

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Why does thyroid disease cause fatigue?

Why does thyroid disease cause fatigue?

Fatigue: A severe overactive thyroid will likely interfere with sleep and result in fatigue. That needs fairly urgent attention.

An underactive thyroid may make you drowsy. That can be corrected by having your doctor check your thyroid levels and optimize your dose. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more