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Review: could Hypothyroidism cause Cataract?

Summary: Cataract could be caused by Hypothyroidism, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also have Osteoporosis, and take Synthroid.

We study 32,525 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

Hypothyroidism (latest reports from 128,795 patients) is typically treated by Synthroid, Levothyroxine Sodium, Levoxyl, Levothroid, Levothyroxine Thyroid, Armour Thyroid.

Cataract

Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye) (latest reports from 134,761 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 32,504 people who have hypothyroidism are studied. Among them, 258 (0.79%) have Cataract. They amount to 0.19% of all the 133,865 people who have Cataract on eHealthMe.

Trend of Cataract in hypothyroidism reports

Gender of people who have hypothyroidism and experienced Cataract * :

FemaleMale
Cataract88.36%11.64%

Age of people who have hypothyroidism and experienced Cataract * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Cataract0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.48%3.85%17.79%78.37%

Severity of the symptom * :

n/a

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (106 people, 41.09%)
  2. Hypertension (57 people, 22.09%)
  3. Osteopenia (29 people, 11.24%)
  4. Osteoarthritis (26 people, 10.08%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (25 people, 9.69%)
  6. Blood cholesterol increased (18 people, 6.98%)
  7. Pain (18 people, 6.98%)
  8. Rheumatoid arthritis (16 people, 6.20%)
  9. Hypersensitivity (15 people, 5.81%)
  10. Anxiety (14 people, 5.43%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Synthroid (159 people, 61.63%)
  2. Fosamax (118 people, 45.74%)
  3. Levothyroxine sodium (47 people, 18.22%)
  4. Alendronate sodium (40 people, 15.50%)
  5. Levoxyl (35 people, 13.57%)
  6. Premarin (34 people, 13.18%)
  7. Aspirin (33 people, 12.79%)
  8. Vioxx (25 people, 9.69%)
  9. Lipitor (24 people, 9.30%)
  10. Allegra (21 people, 8.14%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Elizabeth Mina on Jul, 11, 2011:

    After my first dose of Citrucel fiber 3 days ago, I started noticing increasing symptoms of urinary retention (difficulty getting a stream of urine started with very little and dark urine). Because of former back surgery and a known propensity to experience urinary retention with nerve drugs like neurontin and SSRIs like Paxil, I always have to be alert to any ingredient that impairs urination. However, I didn't have any urinary retention in the 5 years I took Metamucil fiber for constipation. (I had to stop taking Metamucil after I started responding with chronic asthma to its main ingredient, the psyllium, which is ground husk from the plantain plant; my allergy doctor tested me to this common weed allergen and I had a positive reaction.) I am wondering why Citrucel gives me urinary retention whereas the Metamucil never did, since they are both similar forms of fiber geared to work the say way. Any answers?

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