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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


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What are conventional and alternative treatments for depression?

What are conventional and alternative treatments for depression?

Talk to your doctor : Psychotherapy, medication, electro convulsive therapy (ECT), repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS), vagal nerve stimulation (VNS), light therapy, diet, exercise, herbal therapy (St. Johns Wort), music therapy, group therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, CBT, psychoanalysis, and others ...Read more

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Alternative therapies for sle?

Alternative therapies for sle?

No reason too: Lupus is an autoimmune disease whereby the nuclei in the cells are being attacked by your own immune system. B12 injections may help numerous biochemical pathways but wont lessen or cure lupus. May want to look into functional medicine (http://www.Dasilvainstitute.Com/fuctional-medicine). ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Yes: Surgery is usually the last resort for most back problems except major trauma. Therapy, postural exercises, yoga, weight loss and/or exercise, gait training, job retraining, as well as meditatation (to relieve stress) are helpful adjucts. Note: not all back pain is created equal to please get check by a specialist. Note: beware of fad or gimmicky advertisements for back relief. Feel better. ...Read more

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What are some alternative therapies for severe vomiting?

What are some alternative therapies for severe vomiting?

Need to find cause: First see md to find what the cause may be and treat that. In the meantime, if antiemetics failed, then there is acupressure along the underside of the wrist. If severe, need to address dehydration and see md would be highly recommended. But key is to find what is causing it. ...Read more

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Are there effective alternative therapies for severe vomiting from pregnancy?

Are there effective alternative therapies for severe vomiting from pregnancy?

Some alternatives: There are a variety of things including dietary changes, biofeedback, accupuncture, otc emetrol, vit b6 which may help. I usually suggest a brat diet (bread, rice, applesauce, tea and toast) and ask patients to remain sitting up for 30-60 minutes after a meal and eat 6-8 small snack like meals a day because of reflux. Keeping a food diary and noting what you keep down helps too. ...Read more

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What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

Depends on cause: With paralysis from a stroke or from a spinal cord injury, the mainstays of treatment start with physical and occupational therapy. The goal is to retrain the muscles and decrease disuse atrophy and spasticity (stiffness). There is a lot of research being done on stem cell transplants and electrocortical activation of prosthetics. We anxiously await their progress. ...Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

What alternative treatments exist for patients with gastrinoma?

Chemotherapy: Other than surgery medication including chemotherapy can be used, depending on the histology and aggressiveness of the tumor. ...Read more

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What surgical or alternative (not drugs) treatments are available for chronic paroxysmal hemicrania?

What surgical or alternative (not drugs) treatments are available for chronic paroxysmal hemicrania?

Want surgery?: There is NO surgery that is beneficial. Drugs such as Indocin, (indomethacin) Lithium, even Naproxen might be useful. OTC includes butterbur, feverfew, magnesium, riboflavin, CoQ-10. Did you see a doctor and discuss this? ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments to beta-blockers for hypertension?

Are there alternative treatments to beta-blockers for hypertension?

Many: There are a wide variety of treatment options including diet ( low sodium), weight loss, and exercise. There are also numerous pharmacological options available, besides beta blockers. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

GERD treatments: Lifestyle changes such as avoiding trigger foods, caffeine, chocolate, tomato sauces. Weight loss. Tilting beds up with blocks underneath, avoiding tight clothes, etc. ...Read more

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Are there good alternative therapies for cataplexy?

Are there good alternative therapies for cataplexy?

Alt to tx cataplexy: I have had luck with biofeedback and hypnosis in treatment of my patients. Sleep hygiene and avoiding excessive sleepiness through medications and scheduled naps can be helpful in some patients. ...Read more

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What alternative therapies can be used for migraine?

What alternative therapies can be used for migraine?

Botox and Surgery: Long term relief of migraines can be achieved with botox. If you have a good response, you may be a candidate for surgery. Surgery has been shown to dramatically decrease the frequency and intensity of migraines. www.themigrainereliefcenter.com. ...Read more

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Are there good alternative therapies for hives?

Are there good alternative therapies for hives?

Not really!: Hives are divided into acute (<6 wks) and chronic (>6 wks). Acute usually are self-limited and go away on their own. Chronic could be due to other health problems, so see your doctor. If there is a known trigger it is treated/removed. If no known trigger, then treatment is usually with a non-sedating antihistamine to suppress the hives. No alternative therapies have been found efficacious. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for pulsatile tinnitus?

Are there any alternative treatments for pulsatile tinnitus?

Workup first: Pulsatile tinnitus may indicate a vascular malformation. Recommend vascular workup including arterial and venous phases. ...Read more

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Are there safe alternative therapies for arteritis?

Are there safe alternative therapies for arteritis?

Yes: Anti-inflammatory and other medicines can cause problems for some people (heart disease, liver toxicity, stomach ulcers, etc). Arthritis symptoms can be improved by gentle aerobic exercise, muscle strengthening exercise, topical treatments like paraffin wax baths, massage and accupuncture. Supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin/5-loxin can also help some people. Orthotics and shoes can help. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for carotidynia?

Are there any alternative treatments for carotidynia?

Different types: Carotidynia is treated with mixed results based on cause. Some symptoms are inflammatory, others are associated with migraines, and others are caused by vascular disease. Sometimes no definable cause. Work with your doctor to find type and best treatment. ...Read more

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Are there alternative and natural treatments for ageusia?

Are there alternative and natural  treatments for ageusia?

Yes: I'm not sure how effective nay of the are for treating your ageusia. ...Read more

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Are there any effective alternative medicine treatments for accute leukemia?

Are there any effective alternative medicine treatments for accute leukemia?

No: Acute leukemia is a rapidly fatal disease if not treated promptly with chemotherapy. I know of no effective alternative treatment. ...Read more

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How effective are complementary and/or alternative medicine therapies for fibromyalgia?

How effective are complementary and/or alternative medicine therapies for fibromyalgia?

Yes: Complementary and / or alternative therapies can be very helpful in treating fibromyalgia. Diet, exercise, supplements, meditation, yoga, massage, acupuncture, cognitive behavioral therapy, biofeedback, physical therapy, and chiropractic manipulation have all shown to be helpful in treating fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for Dizziness?

What are the treatments for Dizziness?

Vertigo or ?: People use the term dizzy to describe different processes. For classic vertigo the symptoms can be controlled with meclizine (an antihistamine) but the cause needs to be determined. If its due to an infection, then antibiotics, if tumor then surgery. Most common benign positional vertigo usually resolves on its own and originates in balance organs of ear. Rare but more serious if from brain lesion ...Read more

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I have dizziness after a long car ride! any treatment suggestions?

I have dizziness after a long car ride! any treatment suggestions?

Dizziness: It s always better to determine the origin of the problem, neurologists often do the work up of this problem. Antihistaminic agents (oral or patches) have been used for cases in which other causes (sometimes more serious) were excluded. ...Read more

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Are there treatments for vertigo and dizziness for menopausal women?

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Are there treatments for vertigo and dizziness for menopausal women?

Yes: See an ENT doctor for examination and testing. Many causes of vertigo can be treated! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms, diagnostic criterion and treatment protocol for cervicogenic-dizziness?

What are the symptoms, diagnostic criterion and treatment protocol for cervicogenic-dizziness?

Conservative helps: It often occurs with history of trauma (like whiplash), dizziness with head and neck movements, and no evidence of inner ear dysfunction. Most seem to improve with conservative measures including medication, physical therapy like gentle mobilization and exercise with instruction in proper posture and neck movement. Hope that helps ...Read more

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24holter: pacs-974pvc-7 no svt/vt.Frequent dizziness correlates w/pac's. Is this a harmess finding, and what is the treatment?

PACs: Pacs usually do not cause symptoms. But there are rare situations. Follow-up with the doctor who ordered the holter. ...Read more

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I'm really tired, sore, and dizzy; I am in treatment for anorexia.... Causes?

I'm really tired, sore, and dizzy; I am in treatment for anorexia.... Causes?

Anorexia: malnutrition, dehydration, anxiety. You need to speak to your parents and your doctor as you are currently under the care of a provider who is much better able to evaluate your symptoms in the context of your current diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am 18 male and having frequent dizziness & weakness i am having daily nutritional suppliments. Is there any better treatment?

I am 18 male and having frequent dizziness & weakness
i am having daily nutritional suppliments.
Is there any better treatment?

Let me advice you: Frequent dizziness and weakness is not normal and you have the reason for it, the daily supplement will not solve the problem. Check it out. ...Read more

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Can EMDR therapy cause vertigo and dizziness? I have had nonstop vertigo during my treatment past few months. Worse at night after dreaming.

Can EMDR therapy cause vertigo and dizziness? I have had nonstop vertigo during my treatment past few months. Worse at night after dreaming.

Unusual: In my experience EMDR is great to treat PTSD, and have never encountered an adverse effect of vertigo and dizziness. This suggests some additional problem, likely within the inner ear. Temporarily, see otolaryngologist, and get answers, and put EMDR on hold. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for dizziness caused by airplane/boat?

Is there an effective treatment for dizziness caused by airplane/boat?

Motion sickness: Dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) meclizine, valium, ginger root, and specific seasickness wrist bands may all help. Of interest, many patients who suffer car sickness, sea sickness, or air sickness, have tendency to suffer migraine headaches. ...Read more

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I have hyperthyrodism (graves disease) and have started taking neomercazole for the treatment. But I have constant dizziness spells since then. Why?

I have hyperthyrodism (graves disease) and have started taking neomercazole for the treatment. But I have constant dizziness spells since then. Why?

Possible side effect: The dizziness could be a side effect of the medication. You should call the doctor who prescribed it to you and let them know. ...Read more

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Dizzy, and I have flight tomorrow. Treatment? Do you think this could be food poisoning?

Dizzy, and I have flight tomorrow. Treatment? Do you think this could be food poisoning?

No idea: Anything is possible. "food poisoning" is a very general term and may cover numerous illnesses. What did you eat and when? Who else ate the same foods and are they ill? Do you have any GI symptoms (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain). Need more info. ...Read more

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Can levofloxacin overdose (side effects) show after few days of treatment? I'm feeling weak and now have constant dizziness after the treatment

Can levofloxacin overdose (side effects) show after few days of treatment? I'm feeling weak and now have constant dizziness after the treatment

Levofloxacin: These would be rare and unusual complications of therapy with this drug and should prompt you to go back and see the doctor who prescribed it since it is highly likely that something unrelated to the medication is in progress. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for dizziness caused by inner ear vertigo?

Is there an effective treatment for dizziness caused by inner ear vertigo?

Depends: Inner ear vertigo can have a multitude of causes. Most commonly it is a viral infection that affects the semi-circular canals and causes dizziness. This type of infection is self-limiting and goes away by itself in 3-5 days. Meclizine is an otc medication that can help with the dizziness. If your dizziness is lasting more than 3-5 days, then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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BP tends to run low. Dizzy upon standing, start shaking & sometimes fall. Recovering from Chemo/Rad 4 mos post treatment. Is this part of recovery?

BP tends to run low. Dizzy upon standing, start shaking & sometimes fall. Recovering from Chemo/Rad 4 mos post treatment. Is this part of recovery?

Strong possibility: The effects of radiation and chemo combined can have numerous side effects. This depends on the nature of the primary and where the radiation was delivered to. The radiation effect on bone could cause diminished marrow production of RBC's. Chemo can lower the HGB levels unless Procrit (epoetin alfa) delivered and RT if given to brain can cause intrmittent dizziness until side effects wear off. What is BP ...Read more

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Do threadworms cause bloating, nausea and dizziness? What's the best course of treatment for an adult? And should my dog be treated at the same time?

Do threadworms cause bloating, nausea and dizziness? What's the best course of treatment for an adult? And should my dog be treated at the same time?

Not specifically: The only predictable symptom of this parasite is the anal itching in those who react to the glue like material the eggs are laid in at your anus. It is a parasite specific to humans, you have no need to worry about your dog. ...Read more

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After chiropractic treatment to my neck, I was severely dizzy, still dizzy 2 months later. Epely maneuver didn't work. Can't do anything but sit now?

After chiropractic treatment to my neck, I was severely dizzy, still dizzy 2 months later. Epely maneuver didn't work.  Can't do anything but sit now?

See you doc: It's possible the manipulation of your neck damaged the vertebral that supply blood to the part of your brain controlling balance and coordination. You should be checked out to see if this is due to an inadvertent medical injury ...Read more

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Heart faliure due to low ejection.Dizziness and breathlessness.Suggest treatment?

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Heart faliure due to low ejection.Dizziness and breathlessness.Suggest treatment?

Serious symptoms: You need cardiology evaluation & treatment asap as you have significant symptoms. ...Read more

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Have had dizziness & nausea on & off for 10 years. I was told by ENT re-balancing of crystals was required, will that treatment be effective now?

Have had dizziness & nausea on & off for 10 years. I was told by ENT re-balancing of crystals was required, will that treatment be effective now?

Possibly: If you are truly having benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, repositioning maneuvers typically are successful. Some patients are prone to recurrences and need to be seen for this procedure. I would recommend seeing your ENT again. ...Read more

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