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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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How is exophthalmos related to thyroid dysfunction?

How is exophthalmos related to thyroid dysfunction?

Exophthalmos: Bulging eyes is a symptom of Graves Disease. This is autoimmune hyperthyroidism. The autoantibodies cross tear with proteins in the eye muscles and blind the eye to cause swelling which pushed the eyeball out of the socket. ...Read more

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How is exophthalmos related to thyroid?

How is exophthalmos related to thyroid?

Exopthalmos: Associated with graves disease or hyperthyroidism is thought related to autoimmune process behind eyes. ...Read more

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Why does excess thyroid cause exophthalmos?

Why does excess thyroid cause exophthalmos?

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

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Exophthalmos is a disorder caused by hypersecretion from thyroid?

Exophthalmos is a disorder caused by hypersecretion from thyroid?

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

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Why does thyroid hormone cause exophthalmos?

Why does thyroid hormone cause exophthalmos?

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

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Does thyroid dysfunction causes death?

Does thyroid dysfunction causes death?

Thyroid dysfunction: Only in very rare instances like severe hyperthyroidism called thyroid storm. Most problems are easily treated medically. ...Read more

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My friend donated her kidney last year. She was just diagnosed with thyroid dysfunction. Can they be related?

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

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What is the test for diagnosing thyroid dysfunction?

What is the test for diagnosing thyroid dysfunction?

Thyroid problems: There is no THE TEST. It depends on what kind of dysfunction you are looking for. A TSH is the single best test for diagnosing hypothyroidism, and may detect hyperthyroidism, coupled with a Free T4. Best to talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction?

What are the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction?

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

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What are the main symptoms of thyroid dysfunction disorders?

What are the main symptoms of thyroid dysfunction disorders?

HOT OR COLD: Hyperthyroidism speeds metabolism, patient is alwas hot. Cardiac arrythmias such as atrial fibrillation can occur.

Hypothyroidism slows metabolism, patient is alwas cold. ...Read more

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Can losing a lot of weight or over-exercising cause thyroid dysfunction?

Can losing a lot of weight or over-exercising cause thyroid dysfunction?

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

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Can thyroid dysfunction lead to thyroid cancer?

Can thyroid dysfunction lead to thyroid cancer?

No: Thyroid cancer is fairly common, the most common endocrine malignancy, and therefore, it can be seen in the setting of thyroid dysfunction (most commonly, hashimoto thyroiditis), but thyroid dysfunction has never been shown, to my knowledge, to cause thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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Aside from thyroid dysfunction, what underlying diseases are associated with granuloma annulare?

Aside from thyroid dysfunction, what underlying diseases are associated with granuloma annulare?

Unknown cause: The cause of granuloma annulare is not known. You may consult this sire for more information.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/granuloma-annulare/basics/definition/con-20026647 ...Read more

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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

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

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Are brain fog and tremor, nervous breakdowns, difficulty swallowing and difficulty saying some words ALL symptoms of thyroid dysfunction?

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

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How do I know my exophthalmos is serious?

How do I know my exophthalmos is serious?

Serious?: Exophthalmos needs to be evaluated by an eye doctor. Once properly evaluated, your doctor can tell you if the causative condition is serious or not. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the mechanism of developing exophthalmos/ proptosis?

Please help! What is the mechanism of developing exophthalmos/ proptosis?

Mass effect: Something is pushing the eye out of its socket. This is not normal. See an orbital disease specialist. ...Read more

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How does hyperthyroidism cause exophthalmos?

How does hyperthyroidism cause exophthalmos?

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

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Can pco cause exophthalmos?

Abbreviation?: If posterior capsule opacification, then no.

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How to cure exophthalmos w medicine?

How to cure exophthalmos w medicine?

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

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Exophthalmos is a disorder caused by what?

Thyroid Disease: 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

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Increased metabolic rate and exophthalmos related?

Increased metabolic rate and exophthalmos related?

Grave's disease: Exophthalmos is associated with grave's disease which causes hyperthyroidism. If you have this eye condition your doctor may need to do thyroid testing if not already done. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism of developing exophthalmos and proptosis?

What is the mechanism of developing exophthalmos and proptosis?

Many causes: Most common is thyroid disease. But inflammation behind the eye or a tumor can also cause proptosis. ...Read more

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What is exophthalmos gravidarum?

What is exophthalmos gravidarum?

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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Why is guanethidine used for exophthalmos?

It isn't: It is a rarely used anti-hypertensive agent. It would have no effect on exophthalamos. ...Read more

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What is the mechanism of developing exophthalmos?

What is the mechanism of developing exophthalmos?

Swelling...: ..Of the muscles and fat behind the eyeball. ...Read more