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How Thyroid Eye Disease Can Impact Relationships

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source: GoodRx Health

year: 2022


It’s not inevitable: There are ways to maintain thriving relationships with thyroid eye disease.

Thyroid eye disease (also called Graves’ ophthalmopathy) may have many effects on your quality of life. Symptoms, changes to your appearance, mental health changes, and reduced self-esteem may then put a strain on your relationships.

“Thyroid eye disease can lead to worsening self-confidence because primarily it can impact your appearance,” says Yuna Rapoport, MD, MPH, Ophthalmologist at Manhattan Eye. “It can give an appearance of an angry look — even when someone is not angry.”

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