What is Thyroid Eye Disease?

Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) is a condition that affects the muscles and tissues around your eyes. It's commonly linked to Graves' disease, an autoimmune disorder that can cause your thyroid to be overactive. However, TED can sometimes occur on its own, independent of other thyroid issues.

Signs and Symptoms

Common symptoms of hyperthyroidism include:

  • A gritty sensation in your eyes
  • A gritty sensation in your eyes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Red and swollen eyelids
  • Itchy eyes that feel uncomfortable
  • Pain, especially when looking around
  • Watery or teary eyes
  • A noticeable bulge in one or both eyes
  • Changes in your vision

Natural Treatment and Management of Graves' Disease

TED happens when your immune system mistakenly targets the area around your eyes, leading to inflammation and swelling. Unlike Graves' disease, which affects the thyroid gland in your neck, TED directly involves the eyes.

Treatment for Thyroid Eye Disease

Ophthalmologists, eye doctors with special training, usually treat TED. They might recommend treatments to reduce inflammation and protect your eyes. It’s important to manage any thyroid imbalances as well because it can influence TED. 

At Natural Endocrinology Specialists™, we focus on a holistic approach to your thyroid health, ensuring that your treatment is tailored to your specific needs. If you're experiencing symptoms of TED, it’s crucial to get a thorough evaluation to receive proper care. 

For a complete understanding of TED and to discuss personalized treatment options, feel free to reach out to us.
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