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Can hypothyroidism cause bulging eyes?

I suffered hypothyroidism. I am afraid if hypothyroidism cause bulging eyes? Is this possible?
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  • Andrea


    Yes, it is possible that hypothyroidism cause bulging eyes and actually it is the most common causes. Hyperthyroidism is an overactive thyroid and thyroid gland is located in the front of your neck, which can release hormones that control metabolism, so when you get hyperthyroidism, your thyroid will release too many hormones and cause bulging eyes.
  • Nathan harris


    It is possible to have bulging eyes becauses of hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism refers to a condition of abnormal low thyroid hormones, possibly caused by autoimmune disease, iodine deficiency, surgery, inadequate stimulation to thyroid glands or certain medication. Thyroid hormones is very important for human body. It helps people to maintain warmth of body and function of each organ. It also impacts eyes in various ways. It causes swelling of eyelids and face, protruding eyes and eye dryness, droopy eyelids and damages to optic nerves. It causes inflammation of the tissues and sockets from autoimmune attack, which pushes eyeball protruding forward. With a hypothyroidism, it is important to get treatment as soon as possible. At the same time, have a light diet rich in iodine and nutritions. Keep a relax and happy mood.
  • Cammie


    Yes, hypothyroidism will cause bulging eyes because of the interlinked affected nerves. The bulging eyes could also be caused by the coming invisible bacterium. You could use the warm compress to make your eyes feel comfortable and make the bulging eyes get release. You could also use the eye drops to release the symptom.