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Doctor insights on: What Kind Of Problems Does Graves Disease Cause To Your Eyes

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What kind of problems does graves cause to your eyes?

What kind of problems does graves cause to your eyes?

Bulging Eye balls/bl: It causes exopthalmos that is bulging eye balls, blurred or double vision, and eyes may feel achy, dry and irritated as eyelids can not perform their function of shelterng the eyes. ...Read more

Dr. David Geffner
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Graves' Disease (Definition)

An immune system disorder of the butterfly-shaped gland ...Read more


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I know that hyperthyroidism can sometimes affect the eyes — but could hypothyroidism also cause eye problems?

I know that hyperthyroidism can sometimes affect the eyes — but could hypothyroidism also cause eye problems?

Underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) isn't usually associated with eye disease: In severe cases, however, hypothyroidism may cause swelling around the eyes and a loss of the hairs in the outer part of the eyebrows. In a few cases, an eye problem known as Graves' ophthalmopathy may develop if hypothyroidism develops after treatment for Graves' disease — the most common form of overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). Graves' ophthalmopathy can cause eye discomfort, protruding eyeballs and vision changes. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden blurry vision in right eye? Is it related to my history of graves disease?

What can cause sudden blurry vision in right eye? Is it related to my history of graves disease?

Possibly: Hi. Sudden eye/vision changes should be evaluated promptly by an ophthalmologist. Please do not delay. Vision is too precious to jeopardize. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how parkinson disease affects normal homestasis of the body?

Can you tell me how parkinson disease affects normal homestasis of the body?

Parkinson Disease: Parkinson Disease is a disorder of the brain affecting mostly muscle control and cognition - it does not normally affect homeostatis of the body until the very late stages of the disease. ...Read more

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Doc im furqan from indonesia what is the cause of heart disease? What kind of activities I have to do to prevent that disease?

Doc im furqan from indonesia what is the cause of heart disease? What kind of activities I have to do to prevent that disease?

Heart disease: They several different kinds of heart diseases. The most common risk factors for heart disease are high blood pressure, smoking, high body fat, high cholesterol, diabetes, lack of physical activity. You can reduce your chances of getting heart disease by eating a balanced low fat low carbohydrate diet rich in fruits, vegetables and nuts, exercising regularly, reducing salt intake, avoid smoking. ...Read more

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What cardiac diseases or conditions that can be caused by Anemia ? How long does it take for anemia to affect the heart ?

What cardiac diseases or conditions that can be caused by Anemia ? How long does it take for anemia to affect the heart ?

Unusual to affect he: Anemia rarely causes any heart damage although the Heart has to work harder in patients who have more than mild Anemia and that too if they have chronic Anemia like in patients with Sickle cell disease or other hemolytic anemias for which there is no cure. Most times this does not mean that the heart is damaged or diseased due to anemia. ...Read more

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Can sarcoiditis affect the eyes, brain and heart? What would be the symptoms?

Can sarcoiditis affect the eyes, brain and heart? What would be the symptoms?

Yes : Sarcoid can affect any part of the body. In eyes it includes iritis, optic neuritis, exudates. In the heart it includes rythmn problems, coronary artery disease. For the brain- confusion, stroke, siezure. ...Read more

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Does anyone know what the symptoms of low thyroid problems are?

Does anyone know what the symptoms of low thyroid problems are?

Many, many possible: Symptoms may include: fatigue increased sensitivity to cold constipation dry skin unexplained weight gain puffy face hoarseness muscle weakness elevated blood cholesterol level muscle aches, tenderness and stiffness pain, stiffness or swelling in your joints heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods thinning hair slowed heart rate depression impaired memory. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a disease/condition of the brain that can cause death before age 5?

Docs can you explain what is a disease/condition of the brain that can cause death before age 5?

There are many: There are many diseases/conditions of the brain that can cause an early death. Certainly, there are the infections such as meningitis. As a neurosurgeon, surgical causes such as brain tumors or hydrocephalus or bleeds from arteriovenous malformations are on our list of possibilities. External causes such as traumatic brain injury are certainly also well known causes of death in this age group. ...Read more

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What percentage of patients with Graves disease develop eye problems? Will there be any eye issues if the disease is treated early on?

What percentage of patients with Graves disease develop eye problems? Will there be any eye issues if the disease is treated early on?

Grave's: Grave's disease does not often result in eye problems if treatment is OK. That said, any concern you might have regarding your eyes please contact both your thyroid doctor and an eye doctor. I suspect all will be well! Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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What type of thyroid disease would cause an individual to toggle between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism symptoms?

What type of thyroid disease would cause an individual to toggle between Hypothyroidism and Hyperthyroidism symptoms?

Breakdown of: thyroid that releases thyroid hormone as the gland is being destroyed in the long term. This is called Graves disease. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/925147-overview#a5 a good source of information on this. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me the causes of generalized anxiety disorder and does heredity cause it?

Could you please tell me the causes of generalized anxiety disorder and does heredity cause it?

Causes can be varied: The causes for generalized anxiety disorder can be varied. Often the various anxiety disorders run in families, but it is not absolutely clear whether the cause is hereditary or learned behaviors. If your parents tend to be anxious & high strung, they have taught you to relate to the world the same way. ...Read more

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Um how do I explain the effect of Addison's disease to the integumentary system?

Um how do I explain the effect of Addison's disease to the integumentary system?

Skin darkening: Addison's disease (primary adrenal insufficiency) is associated with high ACTH levels from the pituitary gland. Other hormones are also made from the pituitary (MSH) that can stimulate melatonin production in the skin, causing skin darkening (similar to a suntan) ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of infectious disease and how can I address them?

What are the symptoms of infectious disease and how can I address them?

It depends.: It depends on the infectious disease you have. If hiv, you can have no symptoms to feeling weak with pneumonia, fever, and many other symptoms of opportumistic infections, including several GI symptoms. If you have tb, you have mainly respiratory symptoms. The best way to treat them is to treat the underlying illness, like strep throat. The symptoms usually go away and the illness is cured. ...Read more

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What kind of degenerative disease would affect your jaw?

What kind of degenerative disease would affect your jaw?

Arthritis: If you are talking about your jaw joint (tmj), arthritis or degenerative joint disease is a common diagnosis. It can be initially treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, moist heat, and taking stresses off the joint. ...Read more