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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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Can a low iron level cause you to be dizzy?

Can a low iron level cause you to be dizzy?

Low Iron Dizziness: Low iron may be associated with a low red blood cell count -- iron-deficiency anemia. Anemia may present with dizziness. Go see your primary healthcare provider for a history and examination. Drink plenty of fluids in the meantime. ...Read more

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How do I fix a low iron level, low BP and dizziness?

How do I fix a low iron level, low BP and dizziness?

Depends: The cause of these issues need to examined and the underlying problems treated. Theres no one size fits all solution. If a pt has a low iron level giving them iron may treat the problem but doesn't explain why they have it to begin with. A full history and physical needs to be done with a full set of labs and possible imaging as needed. ...Read more

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During a heavy period can your iron levels get low? Can this make you feel dizzy?

During a heavy period can your iron levels get low? Can this make you feel dizzy?

Iron deficiency: Yes and no. If the lady has low iron stores which is the case in 50% of young women then periods which if heavy can further stress the iron stores and contribute to further iron deficiency and anemia down the road . If some one has adequate iron stores then periods per se should not cause low iron levels . But anemia or iron deficiency is what I suspect here. Iron supplementation may be needed. ...Read more

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Dizzy when walking or sitting, goes away when laying down. What should l ask GP to check? Iron levels on the low side, but still normal.

Dizzy when walking or sitting, goes away when laying down. What should l ask GP to check? Iron levels on the low side, but still normal.

Let GP figure it out: Do see your GP and describe your symptoms, and let her/him figure out what to check. In the mean time, make sure that you drink enough water so that your urine is watery. ...Read more

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I have low iron levels and am so tired I can hardly move or breathe, and I get dizzy and light headed. When would it be necessary to go to a hospital?

I have low iron levels and am so tired I can hardly move or breathe, and I get dizzy and light headed. When would it be necessary to go to a hospital?

Symptomatic anemia: You should see a doctor - now. Would call for an urgent visit, if not your doctor in a day, would go to an urgent care center or emergency to be seen. ...Read more

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Is a B12 level of 294 low enough to cause symptoms? Iron studies are being done now. Rdw is high, hemo low and MCH low. 10 brain lesions on MRI and hert palps and dizziness.

Is a B12 level of 294 low enough to cause symptoms? Iron studies are being done now. Rdw is high, hemo low and MCH low. 10 brain lesions on MRI and hert palps and dizziness.

Symptoms B12: Level of 294 is borderline low. I would do a confirmation study (mma). If it is elevated -and if your iron is okay- then likely vit B12 deficiency contributes to your anemia. Yes, it can cause some symptoms-like fatigue, numbness, tingling, forgetful etc- but not heart palpitation- unless if your hemoglobin is less than 8-then yes, you could have palpitation and dizziness from it. F/u md. ...Read more

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I always feel dizzy. Yet my blood and iron are at the right level. What could this be?

I always feel dizzy. Yet my blood and iron are at the right level. What could this be?

Dizzy: A feeling of dizziness can be due to (in order of most common): dehydration, infection (virus: though usually have fever) diabetes, other endocrine or autoimmune condition, vertigo, menieres disease, tumor. See your md to be sure there your blood pressure and all other blood counts are normal. If so, see ent. ...Read more

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The range of iron in body should be between 60-180, I have it as 37, is it that low to cause dizziness?

The range of iron in body should be between 60-180, I have it as 37, is it that low to cause dizziness?

That is low: But the question is how is the low iron impacting your ability to make rbcs. Lightheadedness would be related to the anemia, not the iron level per se. ...Read more

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Iron (Definition)

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