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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Vertigo (Definition)

A type of dizziness where the patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion usually due to a dysfunction of the inner ear apparatus. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting and an unsteady gait. Vertigo is classified as either peripheral (inner ear or vestibular problem) or central (injury to the balance centers of ...Read more


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What could be causing my dizziness, gas, stomach churning? The dizziness is what scares me. Not sure if is anxiety, a virus, or something more serio

What could be causing my dizziness, gas, stomach churning?  The dizziness is what scares me. Not sure if is anxiety, a virus, or something more serio

Evaluation: See the doctor for evaluation. Your anxiety will go down when your physician will not find anything serious or help you with your symptoms and underlining problem. ...Read more

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I have been dizzy for a week now. I have had a virus recently, is this normal?

I have been dizzy for a week now. I have had a virus recently, is this normal?

Not normal but...: Vestibular neuronitis can occur after a viral infection. Google it and see if it sounds like what you have. You may want to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Will I get dizzy spells after 3-4 days of having chikungunya virus?

Not necessarily: You may though. You need to start hydrated. And make sure a healthcare provider is monitoring you. ...Read more

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What virus can make you feel dizzy and lightheaded for a week?

What virus can make you feel dizzy and lightheaded for a week?

Many: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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When should I worry about dizziness? It occurs when head is titled or randomly. I am getting over a virus and on new antidepressant. Very nauseating

When should I worry about dizziness? It occurs when head is titled or randomly. I am getting over a virus and on new antidepressant. Very nauseating

Viral Labrynthitis: If this is a new symptom for you and your doctors have told you that you are suffering just coincidentally from a viral labrynthitis then, the 2 are almost certainly related. If you had this symptoms BEFORE the virus then, you may have BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo- and No..I'm not swearing at you). Wanna chat about it? Let's make an appointment online: www.healthtap.com/dr-drsaghafi ...Read more

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Doctor said I had a virus and it isn't getting better when I lay down I feel fine but as soon as I get up I'm dizzy and sick again ?

Doctor said I had a virus and it isn't getting better when I lay down I feel fine but as soon as I get up I'm dizzy and sick again ?

Labyrinthitis?: It is possible that the structures in the middle ear which allow you to have a sense of position are inflamed. You should see an ENT doctor and be evaluated and treated appropriately. This can definitely be due to viral infection, but other things are possible. Good luck and best wishes for rapid improvement. ...Read more

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Hi i have had a resting hr of 155+ i have recently suffered from a virus and have had dizziness lightheadness headaches possible for me to have POTS?

Hi i have had a resting hr of 155+ i have recently suffered from a virus and have had dizziness lightheadness headaches  possible for me to have POTS?

Possibly: POTS is only one possiblity for a fast resting heart rate. My suspicion would be more towards dehydration from your recent illness as the main culprit without my knowing any other information. The best step would be to see your PCP sooner rather than later to investigate all possibilities. ...Read more

Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room ...Read more