Top 20 Doctor insights on: 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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