A 29-year-old female asked:
blood test showed , esr and rdw levels slightly high, and hematocrit level decreased slightly but no iron deficiency, suffering from dizziness. scary?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Laurence Badgley answered
52 years experience General Practice
POT and Minerals: A twenties female taking Aldactone (spironolactone) and who has dizziness needs blood mineral and thyroid tests. If these are normal a mild case of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) becomes of concern. I have seen pots problem in women with joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs), and generalized musculoskeletal deconditioning seems etiologic. See an osteopath.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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