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Are protruding eyes normal for anyone, or are they always thyroid disease?

Are protruding eyes normal for anyone, or are they always thyroid disease?

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 more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

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


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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.

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

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Do you always get prominent eyes with thyroid disease?

Do you always get prominent eyes with 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

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Is there a cure for dark eye circles due to thyroid disease?

Is there a cure for dark eye circles due to thyroid disease?

No: Dark circles are more a genetic pattern than anything else. Allergy is the next common cause. Thyroid disease usually does not cause dark circles. It can cause lid edema that may be perceived as dark circles. See your family doctor. ...Read more

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Pain above left eye, frontal, pareital, occipital, back of neck for 7days. Had dolopar, flexon, nims, brofon. Nothing worked. Is it migriane, thyroid disease?

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

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How can one find out if thyroid disease?

How can one find out if thyroid disease?

Basic start: For any basic health concern, start with your primary care doctor. You'll get a blood test for the hormones: tsh, t4, t3 (liothyronine), (liothyronine) free t4, free t3 (liothyronine). They will also be able to get hints from the physical examination of your neck and body.
Thyroid overactivity: high heart rate, palpitations/heart flutter, weight loss, heat intolerance
thyroid underactivity: poor memory, weight gain, cold intolerance. ...Read more

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How can one test for thyroid disease?

Labs: The most common test to screen for thyoid problems is to get blood work. The usual test would include TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone),
t4, free t3 (liothyronine). Tsh comes from your brain and tells your throid gland to secrete t4. T4 is activated to T3 (liothyronine) in your liver (80%) and other tissue in your body.
T3 (liothyronine) is what gets into your cells and tells your cells to "speed up". ...Read more

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I'm only a teenager and I have hashimotos thyroid disease. My big concern is that im loosing a lot of hair.

I'm only a teenager and I have hashimotos thyroid disease. My big concern is that im loosing a lot of hair.

See you doctor: If you are having alopecia it could due to your thyroid levels being increased, which are sometimes seen early on in hashimotos before signs of hypothryoidism. Also signs of hyperthyroidism are diarrhea, weight loss, and dry skin. ...Read more

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Can I have thyroid disease? 2 of my sisters were tested one has it. I have had the area swell up my weight is normal. Should I be tested?

Get it tested: What area is swelled up, is it thyroid. Go to your doctor and if he feels you should be tested he/she will especially if you also have a goiter. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have thyroid disease in childen around one year to two years old?

Is it possible to have thyroid disease in childen around one year to two years old?

Not common but posbl: Early detection programs will pick up most early thyroid disease in the newborn period. Latter childhood;preadolescence and adolescence tends to have more new issues than mid childhood. But some thyroid disease is possible at any point in life. ...Read more

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If I only have one symptom of having a thyroid disease which is that my eyebrows have thinned out and don't grow back can I still have the thyroid?

If I only have one symptom of having a thyroid disease which is that my eyebrows have thinned out and don't grow back can I still have the thyroid?

Hypothyroidism: If your eyebrow issue is related to hypothyroidism, see an endocrinologist to correct the condition. However, it could be a hereditary condition if you are euthyroid! ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a thyroid disease?

Anyone know what is a thyroid disease?

Summary: The thyroid is located on the lower front neck by the clavicle in the center. Any abnormality of the thyroid can be called a disease. Examples: thyroiditis, tumors, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, grave's disease.
The thyroid hormone is a rate regulator. Too much speeds everything in the body up. Too little slows it down. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about thyroid disease?

What u want to know: Thyroid disease information is too vast and it can not be told in 400 words
Thyroid gland is located in the neck anteriorly and produces a hormone called Thyroxin which controls how your body uses food for energy and metabolism. It can produce too much Thyroxin and causes Huperthyroidism. And if it produces less hormone it is called Hypothyroidism
Enlarged gland called GOITER
Can get Cancer too ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of thyroid disease?

What are common symptoms of thyroid disease?

More than 2 types: There can be problem with thyroid function were it is either overactive or underactive. The thyroid can be enlarged and cause symptoms like trouble swallowing or breathing due to compression or thyroid function can be normal but pt may have nodule in the thyroid which can sometimes be cancerous and different medicines can affect the size or function of the thyroid. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: thyroid diseases?

Various: 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 by a qualified doctor. ...Read more

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Do thyroid disease, and diabetes go together?

Yes, sort of: Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, as are hashimotos thyroiditis and graves disease. People with 1 autoimmune disease have a higher likelihood of having another. But, both diabetes and thyroid disease are common, so they can occur by chance, too. Type 2 diabetes is not autoimmune, but is very common also. ...Read more

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Is there a link between anxiety and thyroid disease?

Is there a link between anxiety and thyroid disease?

Thyroid: The presence of thyroid disease is associated with the onset of a number of mental health disorders. Anxiety is one of those. There is no evidence that anxiety causes thyroid disease. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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