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could a sudden weight change cause a loss of balance?

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Dr. Linda Everett
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Dizziness: Abrupt weight loss may result in dehydration due to acute water losses. This can cause dehydration which will cause dizziness manifesting as loss of balance. When dieting, it is important to drink at least half your weight in water in ounces.
Answered on Jun 21, 2014
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Dehydration?: Very rapid weight loss is often dehydration, so hydrate and see your doctor.
Answered on Apr 22, 2019
Dr. Sasson Moulavi
33 years experience General Practice
Yes : if you are dehydrated or low in sugar or protein you may feel a loss of balance
Answered on May 27, 2018
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