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Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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Hyperthyroid eye disease issues for 3yrs now. Why wont my eyes recede back to normal? Is it bc I smoke?

Hyperthyroid eye disease issues for 3yrs now. Why wont my eyes recede back to normal? Is it bc I smoke?

May not recede: Some hyperthyroidism caused eye issues will not recede and require surgery. It is important that you make sure your thyroid levels are well controlled. ...Read more

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Can starting thyroid medication for hyperthyroid cause your eyes to feel funny?

Can starting thyroid medication for hyperthyroid cause your eyes to feel funny?

Possible: While it is possible that you are having an allergic reaction, it is more likely that you have the eye problem that is associated with hyperthyroidism. If it gets worse or if not better soon see the doctor who prescribed the medication. If not resolved, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I am having hyperthyroidism for about 8 years and under control. But lately my eyes are buldging seriously. I have consume herbalife shake for 6 month?

I am having hyperthyroidism for about 8 years and under control. But lately my eyes are buldging seriously. I have consume herbalife shake for 6 month?

Graves disease!: Sounds like graves disease or thyroid ophthalmopathy. A condition where the muscle and fat behind the eye enlarge and push the eyes forward< "bulge" (exophthalmos). See your eye md. ...Read more

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Is there a chance 4 my eyes(3yrs protrudin) to recede since I recently stop smokin after being diagnosed w/ hyperthyroid 4yrs ago or chances are slim?

Exophthalmos: The word used to describe the protruding of the eyes that occurs with hyperthyroidism is "exophthalmos." resolution may take one to two years once the disorder is controlled. Lubricating drops may be necessary. Close follow-up of both the thyroid status and exophthalmos is mandatory. If you have no visual problems, watchful waiting is recommended. Surgery may be a consideration otherwise. ...Read more

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Can my bulging eyes due to hyperthyroidism recovered fully?Can it shrink completely?I am still 19y/o.What shld i do?

Can my bulging eyes due to hyperthyroidism recovered fully?Can it shrink completely?I am still 19y/o.What shld i do?

Graves eye disease: The eye disease of graves disease runs a different course from the thyroid disease. Some of the "bulging" may be from lid retraction, which is less serious, or it could be more serious eye disease, which could require surgery or steroid treatment. You need to see an endocrinologist first for a complete evaluation and get treatment of the thyroid, and then possible referral to another doctor. ...Read more

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Ihave hyperthyroid for 4yrs now and protruding eyes for 3yrs. Im taking ptu right now but eyes have not receded. Is there anything I can do for my eye?

Ihave hyperthyroid for 4yrs now and protruding eyes for 3yrs. Im taking ptu right now but eyes have not receded. Is there anything I can do for my eye?

First recheck TSH: Protruding eyes due to hyperthyroidism is mostly due to certain blood cells building up in the eye socket tissues. This is a response to thyroid stimulating hormone produced by the pituitary gland (not the thyroid gland). It can cause increasing pressure on the eyeball and the optic nerve and loss of vision. If this does occur, the eye socket can be decompressed surgically or treated by radiation. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I'm afraid i might get thyroid eye disease. Is there any way i could prevent my eyes from popping out?

I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I'm afraid i might get thyroid eye disease. Is there any way i could prevent my eyes from popping out?

Yes: Although thyroid-related eye disease runs a separate course from the thyroid disease itself, you can reduce your risk by not smoking and getting your thyroid disease under control. I also suggest consulting with an ophthalmologist who help monitor and treat this. ...Read more

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27 female. Can you have graves without bulging eyes? Also, can you have hyperthyroidism/graves/thyroiditis without nodules? Thank you

27 female. Can you have graves without bulging eyes? Also, can you have hyperthyroidism/graves/thyroiditis  without nodules? Thank you

Yes: Opthalmopathy (bulging eyes) occurs in about 50% of patients with Grave's Disease. You can have hyperthyroidism without nodules. If you suspect that you have hyperthyroidism, please see your doctor right away. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo
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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism is also known as Overactive Thyroid. Is an oversecretion of thyroid hormone or hormones. For a full analysis check the website for the american thyroid ...Read more