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what are the causes of dizziness and falling

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Many things: Several things could cause these symptoms. Most commonly a viral infection of the middle ear takes place resulting in vertigo.

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gloria Shenkir
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) or high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) both affect mental status, and can affect balance. You could certainly attribute di ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Apnea: The dizzy could be related to your lack of air. Why you stop breathing is hard to say, may have sleep apnea, but i'm having a hard time tying this in ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Nobel question: If you can define dizziness so that everyone agrees on your definition, you will earn a nobel prize in medicine & be able to sell refrigerators to esk ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Glucose level: If it is too low, or to high. Even your blood pressure being too low or too high. Inner ear disease may also be a cause of dizziness/being unsteady.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
BP problem: Usually this is a postural hypotensive issue that can occur if you are anemic or have a weakly responsive vascular system to such activities as standi ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Culviner
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Concussion: You can develop a labyrinthine (inner ear) concussion from a blow to the head causing dizziness for several weeks. It usually spontaneously recovers ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaun Weaver
Specializes in Family Medicine
Dizzy: Dizziness can have a number of common causes. If the symptoms persist please see a physician for an evaluation
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Mosley
23 years experience Neurology
Complex: Many potential causes. See my other recent answer.

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