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Change In Vision (Definition)

There are many types of eye problems and visual disturbances. These include blurred vision, halos, blind spots, floaters, and other symptoms. Blurred vision is the loss of sharpness of vision and the inability to see small details. Blind spots (scotomas) are dark "holes" in the visual field in which ...Read more


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Can low thyroid cause blurred vision?

Can low thyroid cause blurred vision?

Low thyroid & vision: This is a very good question!. Here is my answer. Yes it can, but the levels of hypothyroidism (low thyroid) we see in practice are not likely to do so. Essentially your thyroid function has to be so low that the patient's metabolism is actually stagnant.... Practically stopped! in a condition that used to be called myxedema, in which every organ function may be impaired. Even coma can occur. ...Read more

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Can irregular thyroid function cause headaches?

Can irregular thyroid function cause headaches?

Yes: Yes it can, particularly elevated thyroid hormone levels. Luckily, it's very easy to check by a simple blood test. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause sleep issues?

Can thyroid problems cause sleep issues?

Yes: If you're hypothyroid (underactive) you may well be tired all the time because you will feel like you're "out of gas". If you are hyperthyroid, you may suffer from insomnia which will also make you feel tired. Additionally, being on "overdrive" all the time with an over active thyroid will also leave you feeling tired. ...Read more

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Can Armour Thyroid cause detached retina?

Can Armour Thyroid cause detached retina?

No: No thyroid supplements of any kind do not cause detached retina. Armour thyroid is a dessicated thyroid extract not usually favored by endocrinologists. ...Read more

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Dragging, confusion, problems concentrating, memory problems. Could it be thyroid?

Among many things: It could be thyroid related... Or sleep apnea, anemia, copd, heart failure, "mini strokes", kidney disease, liver disease, medications and others i fail to mention. ...Read more

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Eye headaches, vision problems - neurological or eyeball related?

Eye headaches, vision problems - neurological or eyeball related?

Both are possible: If these conditions are present enough to cause significant change in your eye health or your comfort you need them evaluated. There is not enough information in your question to separate whether it is the eyes or the nervous system. You should see your ophthamologist and get it sorted out. ...Read more

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Do eye problems lead to memory problems?

Do eye problems lead to memory problems?

No: However some research is looking at neurodegenerative disorders such as pathological similarities in glaucoma and alzheimer's. ...Read more

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Can having Parathyroidectomy cause thyroid problems?

It should not: The parathyroid glands or near or sometimes embedded in the thyroid lobes. Removing them should not remove any or enough thyroid tissue to cause a problem with the thyroid. ...Read more

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Can drooping eyelids cause peripheral vision problems?

Can drooping eyelids cause peripheral vision problems?

Yes: The cause of visual obstruction can be excess skin, but usually it is also drooping of the brow. It can be corrected by removing the excess skin with or without a brow lift. A consultation with a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery would be beneficial to determine what is required to completely correct your concerns. ...Read more

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Can brain fog, taccycardia, lightheadedness, weight loss, weakness and fatigue point to adrenal or pituitary problems?

Can brain fog, taccycardia, lightheadedness, weight loss, weakness and fatigue point to adrenal or pituitary problems?

Unlikely, but: There is no way over the internet to do diagnoses. Check w/your doctor. It should be easy to test for and resolve your questions. ...Read more

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Does thyroid problems cause fatigue and concentration problems?

Does thyroid problems cause fatigue and concentration problems?

Yes: These are symptoms consistent with hypothyroidism although other non-thyroid conditions can also cause the same things. Get a blood draw to tease it out. ...Read more

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Can Thyroid problems cause anxiety depression ?

Can Thyroid problems cause anxiety depression ?

Anxiety: Yes, it is possible. Hyperthyroidism can cause anxiety and hypothyroidism can cause depression. However, the thyroid pathology would need to be significant for such symptoms. I recommend consulting your doctor about your concerns and possible serologic work up for any evidence of thyroid disorder. ...Read more

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Blurry vision, difficulty focusing, high prolactin. Are these related?

Blurry vision, difficulty focusing, high prolactin. Are these related?

Many possible causes: First question to ask is "why is the prolactin high?" and "how high is it?" a pituitary tumor can cause high prolactin but so are other things including: hypothyroidism, pregnancy, kidney disease...It would be a good idea to sit down with the doctor who ordered the above test to discuss the next step of workup. You need to systematically work this up. ...Read more

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Blurry vision, difficulty focusing, depression, high prolactin hormone level. Are these things causing each other?

Blurry vision, difficulty focusing, depression, high prolactin hormone level. Are these things causing each other?

Possibly: One thought: a pituitary tumor can cause problems with vision, dizziness, mood changes, depression, headaches, v libido, production of breast milk, menstrual changes (to flow ; regularity), ^ blood pressure ; change in weight. A prolactinoma is the most common type of pituitary tumor. It can increase prolactin levels. Some medications can also ^ prolactin levels. Medical evaluation would help to. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause blurry vision?

Can diabetes cause blurry vision?

Diabetes: Diabetes causes blurry vision in a number of ways, including a myopic shift from excess glucose in the lens, macular edema, retinal detachment, vitreous hemorrhage, diabetic cataract. Call your local ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam. ...Read more

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Can thyroid problems cause weightloss?

Can thyroid problems cause weightloss?

High thyroid can: Excess thyroid hormone, or hyperthyroidism can lead to many body changes, including increased metabolism/heat production, tremors, fast heart rate and diarrhea. These effects may then lead to the weight loss that is commonly seen in hyperthyroidism. Most common causes of hyperthyroidism are graves' disease, over-active thyroid nodule(s), subacute thyroiditis and excessive thyroid pill intake. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


Dr. Al Hegab
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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