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Quitting Smoking Improve Thyroid Eye Disease
Depends on severity: There are many components of graves orbitopathy. These include lidlag, lid retraction, conjunctival inflammation, extraocular muscle inflammation, proptosis, even blindness. Many of these get better following treatment of the thyroid, or after a course of steroids, or with surgery, and may resolve completely. Sometimes, a partial defect persists, but can be helped by special glasses. ...Read more
Smoking any tobacco product is harmful to your baby, including "light" cigarettes, cigars (and marijuana). Like any addiction, quitting tobacco is difficult, especially if you are acting alone. Most smokers find it hard to break all the habits or ties they've built into their lives around smoking. Quitting smoking does reduce a number of ...Read more
Whats the surgery?: There are several procedures commonly performed for thyroid eye disease- orbital decompression (to enlarge the socket), strablismus surgery (to allign the eyes), and lid surgery (to correct retraction) - usually performed in that order. Each could be a long discussion on it's own. It is often recommended to take a short course of corticosteroids after surgery to prevent reactivating the graves. ...Read more
Graves eye disease: Graves eye disease tends to run a separate course from the hyperthyroidism. Fixing the hyperthyroidism will improve the lid lag, which gives the appearance of a "stare". But the proptosis ("bugging out"), inflammation, swelling, double vision, may not improve. You should see a specialist, starting with an endocrinologist, to see if you should be on steroids, have surgery, or other treatments. ...Read more
What is it exactly that makes thyroid eye disease worse, is it the actual sensation of puffing on a cigarette or is it the nicotine.? Or both?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please tell me if there is any effect of vitamin d deficiency on the risk of developing thyroid eye disease ?
Help! need to know if there's any effect of vitamin d deficiency on the risk of developing thyroid eye disease ?
Have thyroid eye disease.Can't get lower eyelid surgery cause eye bulges too much.Dr said wait or get decompression.Don't want decomp. How long 2 wait?
I'm quitting smoking cold turkey, but my head hurts and i'm light headed, could that be from withdraws?
Doctor recommendation for eyelid surgery to reduce staring/under eye bags from thyroid eye disease.Can anyone recommend an eyelid surgeon? Thanks
Not sure how to: respond, since you are listed as a 46 year old woman. Smoking does impair sperm morphology, motility and does decrease chances of conception. Stopping improves all the above, plus the likelihood that you might be alive to see your child graduate high school or college, get married etc. For your sake and theirs, get help in stopping. ...Read more
Congratulations: Smoking cessation is the best first step! now you can rejuvenate the skin with a facial, peel, microdermabrasion or laser resurfacing treatment to exfoliate the dried outer layer and encourage fresh new skin growth. Make sure to include a moisturizer, sun protection (spf 30 or more) and avoid both first and second hand smoke. Work with an aesthetician to develop a good skin care plan! good luck. ...Read more
Very likely: Tipically yes, it is absolutely a good thought ! since smoking provenly is one of the most frequent (and obviously one of the most reversible) factors affecting motility, sperm count and possibly even abnormal morphology. It definitely can not hurt, and it is advisable, regardless ! ...Read more
Quit smoking & cut caffeine 2 weeks ago. Have been fatigued, insomnia and mild night sweats (damp around head, neck, chest). Related to abandoned vices?
Withdraw - tobacco: Stopping smoking involves a process of withdrawing. Focus on things outside yourself. Use gum or mints to replace the oral part of your habit. B complex can be used to boost your nutritional needs. Congratulations! you are on your way to a safer and healthier life for you and your loved ones. Check w/your doc to be sure this is what it is. ...Read more
6 mo. Right ear feel blocked, right neck feel swollen when turning head, phlegm in throat. Quit smoking dec 9th. Ent may 22. Any ideas?
Possibilities...: Your cough may be a sign of bronchospasm. It is possible you have COPD as a result of your smoking. Smoking cessation is necessary to decrease airway inflammation so congrats on quitting. You need to see your doctor so this cough can be diagnosed and treated. There is no cure for COPD but treatments are available to control symptoms, including the cough so see your doctor asap! ...Read more
Get to starting line: If you are otherwise healthy, there is no reason you can't start exercising. Aerobic exercise can help when you quit, by working to reduce withdrawal symptoms, improve your circulation and help you get fit faster. With any exercise, you should plan to start small and work up gradually. Jogging around a track, and see how you feel. Add distance ; speed as you are able. Get enough sleep, eat healthy. ...Read more
Yes you have to do: Yes you have to do it for yourself and your health.You will be healthier and happier if you do that.Do it for your good health and dont find excuses not to quit good luck. ...Read more
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