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Eye Strain And The Thyroid
What can be causing my eyes to go red randomly that is not allergies, sleep disorder, or eye strain. Could this be a head injury or thyroid issue?
I have noticed myself having puffiness around my eyes and legs swellings especially on waking up in the morning.Can this be signs of thyroidism?
Why am i getting these symptoms? Headache, eye strain, spaces out episodes and excessive sweating and thirst?
Many possibilities : Your symptoms may be a manifestation of high blood pressure or hyperactive thyroid gland.Consult a physician and get your blood pressure check and lab work for thyroid .There are many other endocrine disorders that can have similar presentation. So make an appointment with your physician and initiate the work up ...Read more
No relation: There's no relationship between the activity of the thyroid gland and the presence of thyroid eye disease. The bulging of the eyes is from an antibody reaction that occurs in people who have a dysfunctional thyroid. It occurs in people who have treated and untreated thyroid disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Graves disease: There is a condition commonly associated with hyperactive thyroid called graves disease in which the eyes bulge out and can develop dryness and loss of function if not treated. ...Read more
Just found out I have a borderline enlarged thyroid. Is this something I should worry about? My primary told me that she is just going to keep an eye on it
Yes follow up: You may need serial ultrasound of the thyroid to see if it continues to enlarge. Thyroid function tests including TSH, T3, T4 should be done to assess if the thyroid is overactive or underactive, in which case you will need treatment. If normal, no treatment needed and your primary can keep an eye on it. May consult an endocrinologist if any abnormality. ...Read more
No: There isn't a correlation between voice straining and thyroid function. ...Read more
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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