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  • I'm very concerned I've been told today that I have a cataract, I'm in my early 50s, I first had a thyroid storm 3 yrs ago, I had 2 doses of radioactive iodine, and I'm now hypothyroid, I take thyroxine 75mcgs per day, even though the Dr tells me my bloods are normal I still have brittle nails , lose of hair etc, please could someone tell me is it usual to have a cataract with hypothyroidism thank you

    Post created 3 months 1 week ago

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  • Menopause can be a pain and

    Menopause can be a pain and cause all kind of things. As we get older we have problems with everything. Our chances of having hypothyroidism is a lot higher if you get hypothyroidism unfortunately you then are a candidate for cataracts. Luckily they can be corrected. If you don't get them corrected they can cause you blindness. Sometime it takes a long time before the cataracts are ready for lazer treatment, just make you make an appointment with your opthamologist he would be better seeing than an optometrist. If you are not on synthroid or the genetic levothyroxin you will have a better chance of not having heart problems or other side effects than the natural thyroid. You should look into some natural med for your hair or see a dermatologist because they do have pills to help with hair loss. I hope this will help I know I went through the same problems and am waiting to have the cataracts removed.

    3 months 1 week ago

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