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How Is Exophthalmos Related To Thyroid Dysfunction
Medscape answers: "…etiology of thyroid-related orbitopathy is autoimmune-mediated inflammatory process of orbital tissues, predominantly affecting fat & extraocular muscles. Lymphocytes, plasma, & mast cells are cellular constituents in this process. Deposition of glycosaminoglycans & influx of water increase the orbital contents. Obstrxn of superior ophthalmic vein also contributes to orbital engorgement". ...Read more
Exophthalmos: No. This condition is independent of hyper or hypo thyroidism. It is caused by antibodies associated with autoimmune thyroid disease. Theses inflame the eye lining. ...Read more
Exophthalmos: It does not. Graves disease which is associated with prominent eyes causes antibodies to inflame the surrounding tissues around the eyes. Graves also causes antibodies to stimulate the thyroid causing hyperthyroidism. It is not the high thyroid hormone levels that cause eye prominence. ...Read more
My friend donated her kidney last year. She was just diagnosed with thyroid dysfunction. Can they be related?
No: Thyroid disease is usually autoimmune. Look for other family members with thyroid disease. Likely coincidence they occurred together. ...Read more
Thyroid: The thyroid can dysfunction either by overproduction or underproduction of hormones. Hypothyroid symptoms are dry skin, coarse hair, constipation, fatigue, cold-intolerance, weight gain, forgetfulness depression and mood swings. In women they can have irregular menses. Hyperthyroidism causes tachycardia, palpitations, weight loss, tremor, dizziness, shakiness, mood swings. ...Read more
It Adjusts: In people who have lost too much weight or are very ill, the thyroid may down-regulate itself in order to to conserve the body's energy. It is a compensatory mechanism meant to protect. ...Read more
Blood work: Your doctor can easily order these tests. ...Read more
Could seroquel (quetiapine) 50-75 mg cause thyroid dysfunction or low thyroxine levels? Will it affect from my fitness goals? I can control the hunger attacks btw
Seroquel (quetiapine): Its not known whether seroquel (quetiapine) causes thyroid dysfinction. Before starting medication make sure thyroid levels r good. Seroquel (quetiapine) can cause weight gain. Its an antipsychotic drug. Weight gain inturn leads to insulin resistance. Avoid alcohol use when taking seroquel (quetiapine). Alcohol can raise seroquel (quetiapine) levels and can cause toxicity ...Read more
Are brain fog and tremor, nervous breakdowns, difficulty swallowing and difficulty saying some words ALL symptoms of thyroid dysfunction?
Brain fog?: Sorry: "Brain fog" and "nervous breakdowns" are of no use in assessing your problem because they don't really mean anything except to you. Have you been diagnosed with thyroid dysfunction? Or are you looking for some physical cause for what is actually a psychological problem? ...Read more
Are Yasmin (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) contraceptive pills dangerous with thyroid dysfunction? (I am checking my thyroid in 2 days) Till then I want to know cause I'm on the pill
Fine together: It is safe to take birth control pills while taking medication for your thyroid. This is not an issue ...Read more
Mass effect: Something is pushing the eye out of its socket. This is not normal. See an orbital disease specialist. ...Read more
Graves disease: Actually hyperthyroidism does not cause exophthalomos. Graves disease is an autoimmune disease that causes hyperthyroidism, and in some people causes exophthalomos. The eye disease can occur years after the thyroid problem is resolved. There is inflammation in and behind the eyes from the autoimmune process. ...Read more
Need to treat cause:
Treatment of expthalmos is directed towards treating the cause of the exophthalmos, to reverse the problem and minimizing complications in the eyes
So consult your doctor to find the cause of the exopthalnmos and appropriate treatment
Exopthaldos is not a disease but, is bulging eyes caosed by many medical conditions. ...Read more
The most common disease causing exophthalmos, a condition where the contents of they eye "push" the eyeball out of the socket, is disease of the thyroid gland.
Most commonly this disease causes tremendous enlargement of the muscles around the eye, causing double vision, inability to close the lids and "exophthalmos.". ...Read more
Bulging eyes: Exophthalmos means the eyes are bulging forward, giving you a "popeye" look. It is commonly associated with thyroid dysfunction. I can't find any association with "gravidarum." gravid means pregnancy, but I have never seen an association between bulging eyes and pregnancy. ...Read more
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