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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Overview)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as though one might faint.


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What causes dizziness?

What causes dizziness?

Dizziness: Many things. Here is a broad category list:
1. Inner ear problems
2. Neurologic problems
3. Hormonal/metabolic problems
4. Anemia
5. Dehydration
6. Cardiovascular/circulatory problems
7. Anxiety
8. Infection
9. Autoimmune disorder

so...Lots of things to look at but before any testing ordered someone should take a very comprehensive history of your symptoms to guide the testing. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
3,765 Doctors shared insights

Dizziness (Overview)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as though one might faint.


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What does fever headache vommiting dizziness mean?

What does fever headache vommiting dizziness mean?

A number of things: Sounds like you have an infection of some sort. Push fluids, take Acetaminophen for the fever and get rest. If the symptoms persist seek care for a definitive diagnosis. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Dizziness (Tip)

Dizziness = light headedness ; vertigo= room spinning around you ...See more

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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Checklist)

Avoid driving while you have symptoms
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Wear shoes without heels
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What is the best way to treat dizziness caused by tmj?

What is the best way to treat dizziness caused by tmj?

Stop chewing: Soft diet, antiinflammatories, ice, dental evaluation. No gum ever again. There is a special mouth guard called an nti device that your dentist can make that is especially helpful. ...Read more

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My daughter is 14 and has been complaining of a headache and dizziness since last week, what could this be and how can it be treated?

My daughter is 14 and has been complaining of a headache and dizziness since last week, what could this be and how can it be treated?

Could be coming from: Jaw problems, ie grind or clench of teeth, very common in kids as well as adults, can cause headaches and dizziness. Should see experienced dentist and neurologist if not from a jaw condition. ...Read more

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Dizziness (Tip)

Avoid falls by pausing briefly to check for dizziness when first standing up. ...See more

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What can cause extreme anxiety? And is there an easy treatment? Sympthoms include: dizzy, light headed, some breathing issues, and hard to fall asleep

What can cause extreme anxiety? And is there an easy treatment? Sympthoms include: dizzy, light headed, some breathing issues, and hard to fall asleep

Panic attacks: Panic attacks and panic disorder can cause extreme anxiety. You would need a full evaluation to know which it is -- panic attacks can occur in several disorders. Usual treatments include ssri antidepressants, along with psychotherapy. If this is full panic disorder, you will likely need help. In the meantime you can start practicing dr. Weil's breathing exercise: http://tinyurl. Com/9cxx2c6. ...Read more

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Dizziness (Tip)

If you stand up quick, You might find yourself dizzy, Pause when you stand up. ...See more

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What kind of treatments are there for tmj? Seems as if that might be the answer to why I'm feeling the ear pain dizziness n headaches over a year now?

What kind of treatments are there for tmj? Seems as if that might be the answer to why I'm feeling the ear pain dizziness n headaches over a year now?

Many treatments: Make sure you have ruled out inner ear problems, menere's disease, and neuro/vascular issues as well... Once a diagnosis has been made, treatments can include any combination of bite splints, orthodontics, bite balancing and restorative dentistry. Make sure you consult with someone who loves to do this type of care... ...Read more

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How to cure dizziness after 11 hours flight?

How to cure dizziness after 11 hours flight?

Dizziness: Hello, the best treatment to help you feel better would be to get Antivert or Meclizine otc. Talk to your pharmacist about dosing. This medication may make you sleepy which may be a good thing. Rest. If you have a return flight, use afrin (oxymetazoline) as directed for two days before and the day of your flight. Ear planes will also help to equalize your middle ear pressure. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Dizziness (Tip)

Avoid doing any rapid head turns, and get up slowly from bed to sitting. ...See more

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How do I get rid of dizziness?

How do I get rid of dizziness?

Dizziness: Consult your doctor, have a thorough physical and neurological examination and review of any medications you might be taking. You may be referred to either an ENT doctor or neurologist. ...Read more

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Why could blood pressure drugs make you dizzy?

Why could blood pressure drugs make you dizzy?

Side effects: Unfortunately, many of the BP meds do have such a side effect. Also, if your body is used to having a high blood pressure, it can take your body a little time to get used to a lower reading. That can manifest as dizziness.

Usually with time, some of these side effects can dissipate.

If it doesn't, talk to your doctor. Lots of choices out there to treat it. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Dizziness (Tip)

I get dizzy like the room is spinning around me. ...See more

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I TOOK 20 500G IBOUOFEN TABLETS THURSDAY NIGHT WAS SICK ALL DAY FRIDAY AND HAD A LIGHT HEAD AND DIZZY NESS SINCE?

Sick: I am very concerned with the fact that you took that many pills. If there is a reason for that, I would suggest that you speak to you doctor to address the issue. Ibuprofen can cause irritation to the stomach and cause a bleed. Dizziness and lightheaded spells may mean possible blood lost. In any event call your doctor. ...Read more

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Can taking an antacid for upset stomach cause dizziness or trigger dizziness or vertigo?

Can taking an antacid for upset stomach cause dizziness or trigger dizziness or vertigo?

Antacid: Taking any medication can cause dizziness. Avoid foods that cause acid to increase in stomach, also avoid caffeine smoking and stress. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water, about half your body weight in ounces per day and exercise doing something that you like doing frequently. ...Read more

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Dizziness (Tip)

One should always ask if the vertigo is due to a problem in the ear, brain or vascular system. ...See more

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How can I control my blood sugar naturally and prevent dizziness?

How can I control my blood sugar naturally and prevent dizziness?

Balanced diet: First be sure the cause is related to your blood sugar and not other causes (as there are many causes and dizzy spells are not diagnostic of one eteology.
Medications, blood pressure changes-especially when suddenly standing, middle ear problems just to mention a very few.
Some causes of dizziness can be more serious and need carefull evaluation-not assumptions. ...Read more

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What herbal medicine should I take to avoid dizzy?

What herbal medicine should I take to avoid dizzy?

Likely not: Herbal remedies are not supervised by the fda or regulated as normal pharmaceuticals. Many makers of such herbal remedies make claims as advertisement, but fine print often shows that the claims have not been shown to be effective by any governmental agency. Beware. Dizziness can have many causes, many benign, but some not so, and a visit to an ENT is advised. ...Read more

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Dizziness (Tip)

Try relaxation techniques during bad bouts of vertigo. ...See more

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I am having dizziness spells, I feel like I have virtigo or car sickness. I sometimes get slight mausiated, but doesn't last. What could this be from?

Dizziness spells: Intermittent dizziness has many causes. Think about what makes it worse. Does bending over, turning or looking up make it worse? It is probably peripheral vertigo in that case. Does climbing stairs make it worse? It may have something to do with your heart in that case. Are there any recent medicine changes? Medicines can cause this symptom. Those are some examples. ...Read more

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Dizziness (Tip)

Make sure you blood pressure is under control if that's the cause. ...See more

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What can be a genetic cause for vertigo?

What can be a genetic cause for vertigo?

Predisposition only: Semantics: vertigo is a symptom. There are genetic predisposition for vertigo but no "genetic vertigo". It is like saying you cannot be born with "genetic pain". Diseases such as meniere's disease seems to run in families. There are familial vertigo syndromes, genetic deafness and neurological syndromes that have genetic underpinnings. Neurofibromatosis 2 can cause vertigo via brain tumors. ...Read more

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What is the actural cause of dizziness or vertigo?

What is the actural cause of dizziness or vertigo?

Many causes: Vertigo is a sensation of you or your environment spinning. This implies dysfunction in the balance system, from brainstem to inner ear. Obviously many causes including toxins, drugs, infection, brain injury, stroke, tumor, irritating blood vessels, congenital anomalies & many, many more. Dizziness is a vague, ill-defined term which has therefor a much broader range of possible causes. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Dizziness (Tip)

Make sure to get ae and t consult and an ophthalmology consult to rule out other possibilities. ...See more

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Can certain things such as being underweight increase risk of experiencing dizziness/lightheaded/weakness? I seem to exp these in severe ways sometimes. I'm a little underweight trying vegetarian diet

Can certain things such as being underweight increase risk of experiencing dizziness/lightheaded/weakness? I seem to exp these in severe ways sometimes. I'm a little underweight trying vegetarian diet

Possibly: Anyone attempting an extreme diet is at risk for nutritional deficiencies - maintaing blood sugar, protein intake, red cell mass from iron absorption can be difficult for vegans and vegetarians. If a return to a balanced diet does not relieve symptoms then additional tests may be warranted. ...Read more