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Dry Gritty Eyes And 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
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
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
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
First IVF cycle in June. Pre-tests revealed high prolactin, normal TSH (2.1). Symptoms: thinning hair, sore tendons, dry skin, thyroid disease in family. Suggest thyroid tests before starting IVF?
Yes: Most definitely get a full thyroid profile. ...Read more
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
Thyroid: Can't answer that till I know if your thyroid level is high, low, or normal. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
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
Thyroid: An underactive thyroid can cause very dry skin and hair but an overactive thyroid can cause oily hair and very smooth skin. Other symptoms of an overactive thyroid include diarrhea, or frequent stooling, loss of hair, rapid heart rate and even irregular heart beat. Check with your doctor and if you have any other symptoms they could run a thyroid test to evaluate. ...Read more
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 by a qualified doctor.
Hypothyroidism is only one form of thyroid disorder. ...Read more
Thyroid disease?: You will need to clarify what you mean by thyroid disease. Most common thyroid problem is hypothyroidism (low hormone levels). You you can still get thyroid cancer. You should remember that thyroid nodules (lumps) are common, especially in women and when we get older. The chance of cancer in a nodule is 5% or less. Try not to worry until an evaluation has been done. ...Read more