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How Dp Graves Dease Affect The Eyes
Variety of ways: Graves disease can cause bulging of the eyes, which can lead to dry eye and damage to the ocular surface. The eye muscles can become inflamed leading to double vision. And, in the worst cases, the bulging and inflammation can compress the optic nerve leading to vision loss. Controlling the thyroid hormone levels does not always correlate with eye symptoms. Need to see an eye doc to monitor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exophthalmos: Classic graves disease case protruding eyeball anteriorly out of the eye socket, this called exophthalmos. Besides dyscomfort, cause corneal dryness and demage. In very advanced case can cause compression of the optic nerve or ophthalmic artery, which can affect the patient's eyesight. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Adversely: Hi. Hyperthyroidism in the long term runs down a lot of tissues, including the nervous system. Nerves and other cells in the nervous system have receptors for thyroid hormone, and by binding to them, thyroid hormone affects their function. You see tremors, brisk reflexes, and a host of behavioral effects due to too much thyroid hormone. ...Read more
Increases metabolism: Thyriod hormone affects the whole body.It helps the normal processes function at optimal speeds. It functions like "sparkplugs". When you have a condition like graves disease(hyper functioning thyriod gland) your metabolism can be increased dangerously high . It can be fatal (cardiovascular effects esp). ...Read more
Pagets and eye: Pagets disease increases bone density which can gradually close off nerves and blood vessels in any part of the body that they pass through. There are a few cases in which the nerves and vessels leading to the eye are narrowed affecting the health and vision of the eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Parkinson Disease: Parkinson Disease is a disorder of the brain affecting mostly muscle control and cognition - it does not normally affect homeostatis of the body until the very late stages of the disease. ...Read more
My left eyes droop and was diagnosed as myesthenia graves. How long til mestinon (pyridostigmine) fixes the droop?
Not sure: Weeks or months, i think. Why not ask the doctor who prescribed it? ...Read more
Several symptoms: Eye problems are among the most common of the many serious complications of syphilis. It can cause inflammation of almost any part of the eye or the brain areas involved in vision. Symptoms depend on the specific sites affected and include pain, cloudy vision, blurred vision, double vision, blindness, and more. If you think you might have syphilis or were exposed, see a doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more
Many possibilities: Physical symptoms: resting tremor, slow movements, rigidity (stiffness) of muscles & posture. Causing slow walking, masked face, decreased blink rate, softer/mumbled speech, poor hand agility, small handwriting, potential falls & injury. Non-physical symptoms: cognitive decline, hallucinations/delusions, anxiety/depression, insomnia, sleepiness/fatigue, constipation, low bp, erectile dysfunction. ...Read more
Autoimmune disease: Kawasaki is a type of vasculitis (autoimmune inflammatory disease affecting blood vessels) that can cause prolonged fevers, arthritis, rash, cracked dry lips, swollen "strawberry" tongue, enlarged neck lymph nodes, coronary artery aneurysms, swelling in hands & feet, skin peeling, extreme irritability, red injected eyes. "Confused" white blood cells become highly active and attack blood vessels. ...Read more
Blood Vessels : Diabetes damages the vasculature of the entire body. However, smaller vessels such as those in the eyes, kidneys, and heart, brain, and nerves are affected most severely. The retina is actually brain tissue. The excess glucose in the blood can also lead to ocular strokes (vein or artery occlusions), faster development of cataracts, and injury to the optic nerve, dry eyes, and neovascular glaucoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, maragarine, soy based products, sweetened beverages like juice & soda, microwaved foods, artificial colors & flavors. All of these products cause damage to the cells, tissues & organs in your body contributing to various diseases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pressure: The liver performs many vital functions including filtering toxins and produicing things like natural anti coagulants. Impairment of these affects the heart along with other organs. When the liver is affected by things like cirrhosis, it can cause abnormal filling pressures within the heart. This, if untreated, can lead to failure of the right side of the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
GlaucomaCataractReti: Glaucoma Peope with DM have 40% more risk of getting Glaucoma.It occurs when pressure bulds in the eye.Pressure pinches the blood vessels that carry blood to retina and optic nerve.Vision loss due to damage to retina Cataracts People withDM have 60%more chance of developing Cataract and even at younger age Retinopathy There are proliferative and non proli retinopathy cause blindness if not treated ...Read more
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