Review: could Hypothyroidism cause Cataract?
We study 32,791 people who have Hypothyroidism from FDA and social media. Among them, 258 have Cataract. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.
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Hypothyroidism (latest reports from 128,789 patients) is typically treated by Synthroid, Levothyroxine Sodium, Levoxyl, Levothroid, Levothyroxine Thyroid, Cytomel.
Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye) (latest reports from 135,731 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, osteopenia, diabetes.
On Jul, 12, 2014: 32,758 people who have hypothyroidism are studied. Among them, 258 (0.79%) have Cataract. They amount to 0.19% of all the 135,044 people who have Cataract on eHealthMe.
Gender of people who have hypothyroidism and experienced Cataract * :
Age of people who have hypothyroidism and experienced Cataract * :
Severity of the symptom * :
Top co-existing conditions for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (106 people, 41.09%)
- Hypertension (57 people, 22.09%)
- Osteopenia (29 people, 11.24%)
- Osteoarthritis (26 people, 10.08%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (25 people, 9.69%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (18 people, 6.98%)
- Pain (18 people, 6.98%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (16 people, 6.20%)
- Hypersensitivity (15 people, 5.81%)
- Anxiety (14 people, 5.43%)
Most common drugs used by these people * :
- Synthroid (159 people, 61.63%)
- Fosamax (118 people, 45.74%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (47 people, 18.22%)
- Alendronate sodium (40 people, 15.50%)
- Levoxyl (35 people, 13.57%)
- Premarin (34 people, 13.18%)
- Aspirin (33 people, 12.79%)
- Vioxx (25 people, 9.69%)
- Lipitor (24 people, 9.30%)
- Allegra (21 people, 8.14%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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