Would you have Cataract when you have Hypothyroidism?


Cataract is found among people with Hypothyroidism, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, take medication Synthroid and have Osteoporosis. We study 389 people who have Cataract and Hypothyroidism from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Hypothyroidism (abnormally low activity of the thyroid gland, resulting in retardation of growth and mental development) can be treated by Synthroid, Levothyroxine sodium, Levoxyl, Levothyroxine thyroid, Levothroid (latest reports from 77,089 Hypothyroidism patients)


Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 27,439 Cataract patients).

On Sep, 25, 2016

389 people who have Hypothyroidism and Cataract are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Would you have Cataract when you have Hypothyroidism?

Gender of people who have Hypothyroidism and experience Cataract *:

  • female: 86.5 %
  • male: 13.5 %

Age of people who have Hypothyroidism and experience Cataract *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.68 %
  • 20-29: 0.34 %
  • 30-39: 0.68 %
  • 40-49: 3.75 %
  • 50-59: 16.38 %
  • 60+: 78.16 %

Top co-existing conditions for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (129 people, 33.16%)
  • Hypertension (110 people, 28.28%)
  • Osteopenia (47 people, 12.08%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (46 people, 11.83%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (39 people, 10.03%)

Most common drugs for these people *:

  • Synthroid (221 people, 56.81%)
  • Fosamax (140 people, 35.99%)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (48 people, 12.34%)
  • Alendronate Sodium (43 people, 11.05%)
  • Humira (39 people, 10.03%)

Top symptoms for these people *:

  • Fall (100 people, 25.71%)
  • Osteoarthritis (77 people, 19.79%)
  • Dizziness (77 people, 19.79%)
  • Back Pain (67 people, 17.22%)
  • Arthralgia (65 people, 16.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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