Review: could Thyroid diseases cause Cataract?
Summary: Cataract could be caused by Thyroid diseases, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also have Osteoporosis, and take Synthroid.
We study 10,277 people who have Thyroid diseases from FDA and social media. Among them, 159 have Cataract. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.
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Thyroid diseases (latest reports from 48,662 patients) are typically treated by Synthroid, Levothyroxine Sodium, Levoxyl, Levothyroxine Thyroid, Levothroid, Methimazole.
Cataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye) (latest reports from 134,745 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, high blood cholesterol.
On Apr, 13, 2014: 10,277 people who have thyroid diseases are studied. Among them, 159 (1.55%) have Cataract. They amount to 0.12% of all the 133,997 people who have Cataract on eHealthMe.
Gender of people who have thyroid diseases and experienced Cataract * :
Age of people who have thyroid diseases and experienced Cataract * :
Severity of the symptom * :
Top co-existing conditions for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (37 people, 23.27%)
- Hypertension (35 people, 22.01%)
- Osteopenia (27 people, 16.98%)
- Depression (26 people, 16.35%)
- Blood pressure (21 people, 13.21%)
- Arthritis (19 people, 11.95%)
- Pain (19 people, 11.95%)
- Diabetes mellitus (15 people, 9.43%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (15 people, 9.43%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (14 people, 8.81%)
Most common drugs used by these people * :
- Synthroid (70 people, 44.03%)
- Fosamax (52 people, 32.70%)
- Levoxyl (20 people, 12.58%)
- Prednisone (19 people, 11.95%)
- Atenolol (19 people, 11.95%)
- Levothyroxine sodium (19 people, 11.95%)
- Aspirin (16 people, 10.06%)
- Humira (15 people, 9.43%)
- Allegra (14 people, 8.81%)
- Simvastatin (13 people, 8.18%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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