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Are puffy eyes associated with hypothyroidism?

Are puffy eyes associated with hypothyroidism?

Among other: Things. Puffy eyes could result from either hypo or hyperthyoridism. Reducing salt intake may help. Other isuses may be lack of sleep, aging, hormonal changes etc. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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How do I prevent my puffy eyes in morning. I think they have watering them. I thunk my underactive thyroid has caused it. Already on 100 mg of my. Meds. P?

How do I prevent my puffy eyes in morning. I think they have watering them. I thunk my underactive thyroid has caused it. Already on 100 mg of my. Meds. P?

Hypothyroid: Puffy or swollen eyes can be caused by fluid retention, stress, allergies, hormone changes, and hypothyroidism- see your doctor.

Other times we get puffy eyes after sleeping. This can be caused by too much sodium in the diet, which causes water retention. Puffy eyes can also be caused by lack of sleep or excessive alcohol intake.

http://www. Eyehealthweb. Com/puffy-eyes/ ...Read more

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Why everyday I wake up with puffy eyes? What might be the causes and what is the treatment?

Why everyday I wake up with puffy eyes? What might be the causes and what is the treatment?

Puffy Eyes: The common causes are lack of sleep, kidney disease or thyroid dysfunction. Better to check out earliest possible. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause itchy, watery eyes?

Can hypothyroidism cause itchy, watery eyes?

Watery eyes.: Not to my knowledge but you should see an ophthalmologist or optometrist. ...Read more

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Can thyroid medication for hypothyroid (levoxyl) cause eyes to swell or hurt?

Can thyroid medication for hypothyroid (levoxyl) cause eyes to swell or hurt?

Usually not: Usually not, unless the medication caused the eye to be more dry. More likely it is dry due to the environment or the thyroid condition it's self. It is possible you are developing graves ophthalmopathy (a condition associated with thyroid problems). ...Read more

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Had Graves' disease 28 years ago, now hypothyroidism. My eyes get a lot of pressure behind them. Eyelids open during the night. Painful.

Had Graves' disease 28 years ago, now hypothyroidism. My eyes get a lot of pressure behind them. Eyelids open during the night. Painful.

Ointments: With hypothyroidism, your metabolism slows and your mucous can be dry and thickened which frequently blocks the ostia of your sinuses. These small openings connect to the atmosphere. Blocking them raises the pressure in your sinuses and gives you that feeling behind your eyes. Not closing your eyes all the way for sleep, or lagophthalmos, can be treated with Genteal Gel or Refresh PM
before bed. ...Read more

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Throbbing in head when eyes/head moves left to right & vice versa, happening more often x1mo. ; 39yo obese f, history htn hypothyroid, depression, on meds.?

Throbbing in head when eyes/head moves left to right & vice versa, happening more often x1mo. ; 39yo obese f, history htn hypothyroid, depression, on meds.?

Headaches: Headaches are common even in totally healthy individuals, but when you are on medications and have thyroid dysfunction as well, youlikely have more reasons to be developing headaches. With eye/head movement triggering and other medical probs, it is necessary to get an evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Was severely hypothyroid. Still have swelling of eyes and face (rash) and numbness in feet and index finger. Will that go away?

Was severely hypothyroid. Still have swelling of eyes and face (rash) and numbness in feet and index finger. Will that go away?

Correct meds: Are you getting the correct meds? Check free T3 and reverse t3. Ft3 should be in upper range and rt3 in lower range. If your ratio is off, you may need Armour Thyroid or t3, and synthroid (thyroxine) would be the wrong med for you. Also check spot urine iodine to make sure you are not deficient. ...Read more

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Eye checkup Dr said eyes dry. Asked about Thyroid. My mother hypo. My GM was goiters. Is it Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism that would give dry eyes?

Eye checkup Dr said eyes dry. Asked about Thyroid. My mother hypo. My GM was goiters. Is it Hypothyroidism or Hyperthyroidism that would give dry eyes?

Both: Both conditions can have dry eyes as a symptom, as can numerous other conditions such as aging, environmental exposures (wind, dust, excessive sunlight), medications like antihistamines, decongestants, sleep aides, antidepressants, diuretics, etc. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for hypothyroidism?

How can I get treatment for hypothyroidism?

See your doctor: Your primary care doctor should be able to make a diagnosis and usually treat this condition. An endocrinologist is always appropriate for this also. ...Read more

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What might cause treatment-resistant hypothyroidism?

Please define: Hi. By what do you mean "treatment-resistant"? Is your dose too low? That's not treatment resistant, that's just being under treated. Has your thyroid function been normalized on thyroid hormone replacement but you still feel symptoms? That's not "treatment-resistant", that's just assigning symptoms to the wrong thing. We need more information. I doubt you have a thyroid hormone receptor defect. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods should be avoided with hypothyroidism treatment?

Please suggest what foods should be avoided with hypothyroidism treatment?

Hypo-foods: In general there are no foods that need to be avoided for hypothyroidism, however in some people who have hashimotos autoimmune thyroiditis associated with their hypothyroidism it's best to avoid gluten containing products. ...Read more

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How efficient is T4 treatment for hypothyroidism?

100% efficient: Hi. You can't beat 100% efficient! Some people prefer to use desiccated pig thyroid extract, and some prefer T3 (liothyronine) added to their T4, but T4 alone is all that's ever required. ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects to early treatment of congenital hypothyroidism?

What are the long-term effects to early treatment of congenital hypothyroidism?

The earlier better: As early as possible (preferably right after a pediatric endocrinologist has had an opportunity to get a thyroid scan first). Iq points are lost the longer treatment is delayed. ...Read more

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Have scientists found treatments for hypothyroid other than synthroid (thyroxine)?

Have scientists found treatments for hypothyroid other than synthroid (thyroxine)?

Yes, but: Yes, but you only want to use brand name T4 replacement. There are several brand names available, but don't switch back and forth from one to another as even subtle differences in potency can cause big changes in your thyroid level. Don't take generics, as they're cheap but unreliable. ...Read more

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I have hypothyroidism and I've been on a treatment plan for some time. I had gained 40 pounds and my doctor told me i'd lose weight. I'm not. Why?

I have hypothyroidism and I've been on a treatment plan for some time. I had gained 40 pounds and my doctor told me i'd lose weight. I'm not. Why?

Many possibilities: There are many reasons why people gain weight and are unable to lose it. If your thyroid levels are normal while on thyroid hormone, you need to look for other reasons for the weight. Of course, eating fewer calories, and burning more with exercise will always be the best way to lose weight. ...Read more

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Is there any other treatment for hypothyroidism other than Synthroid (thyroxine) or generic equivalent? Is there Add-on therapy in conjunction with synthroid (thyroxine)?

Is there any other treatment for hypothyroidism other than Synthroid (thyroxine) or generic equivalent? Is there Add-on therapy in conjunction with synthroid (thyroxine)?

Thyroid Medications: Some people say that Armour Thyroid is better, but really it is just different. Armour is a physiological mix of T3 (liothyronine) and T4 in the form of an extract of pig thyroid gland.

Levothyroxin is a synthetic T4.

It is true that some patients do feel better on Armour. Some feel better on Levothyroxine. The synthetic T4s can cause more of an increase in reverse T3 (liothyronine).

NO GENERICS for thyroid. ...Read more

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What can cause treatment-resistant hypothyroid?

Need more informatio: Could be you are not on a large enough dose (most adults need 75-150 mcg/day) or that you are not taking it consistently (you can double up next day if you miss a dose). Difficulty absorbing the thyroid hormone in your gut is the least common cause). Would need to know your dose and thyroid test results before treatment and most recently. ...Read more

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How much can treatment for hypothyroidism cost?

Can be inexpensive: This is a serious disorder that must be treated. Cost is minimal impact great see a md. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Keith
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Swollen Eyes (Definition)

Swollen eyes = puffiness or edema/ excess fluid ...Read more