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Treatments That Reduce Thyroid Ptosis
What's the cause.: Ptosis, or a drooping eyelid, can be acquired or congenital (you're born with it). Congenital ptosis can be helped by occuloplastic surgery (plastic surgery for the eye). Acquired ptosis means you never had it, and now you do. This kind of ptosis needs immediate attention from your doctor. ...Read more
Repeat the question: Kidneys cannot have ptosis (that is drooping of your eyelid). Check your information and correct it and post your question again. ...Read more
As people age, do most have some semblance of a droopy eyelid? Besides ptosis surgery what can be the most minimally invasive treatment option?
My hands feet and leg muscles lock it has happened for as long as I can remember its worse in colder weather . I also have congenital ptosis and wore brases on my legs to help me walk I also had therapy I have been getting worse as I gotten older I will b
Get a physical: Sounds like your muscles have too much tone. This spasticity or cramping could be part of the same condition you had when you were a child. But you also may have an electrolyte abnormality or vitamin deficiency that can be easily corrected with nutritional supplements. Your thyroid hormone level could also be a cause. Some bloodwork should sort that out. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For high LDL (168), thyroid replacement therapy(60 mcg synthyroid), doctors say reduce dairy products . So how should we get calcium? Is slim milk ok?
High LDL cholesterol: 168 is pretty high for LDL ("bad") cholesterol, but it is not the end of the story. Eat 5 servings of fruits & vegetables a day. Eat grains and oatmeal. Metamucil for your bowels also lowers cholesterol by 10%. Exercise& stress reduction helps. And medications like statins, zetia, and Niacin help. I doubt the efficacy of synthroid, which has potential significant adverse effects. Skim milk ok. ...Read more
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