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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Spinning Sensation (Definition)

Vertigo is a clinical finding where one is standing still but feels like the room is in motion, spinning around him. Vertigo is ...Read more


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Can severe anemia cause dizziness?

Can severe anemia cause dizziness?

Yes: Blood cells are what carry oxygen to the brain. If you have too few blood cells then you may have too little oxygen getting to the brain. This may especially occur when you stand up or when you are exercising. If the brain is not getting enough blood flow, you will feel light headed and may even faint. That is why you have to be careful after blood donation. ...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? Does it mean I have anemia?

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

Maybe: A separate type of blood test can be performed to find out if you actually have anemia or not. If you do, then this could be the cause of dizziness. ...Read more

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How long will it take for my symptoms of anemia (headache and dizziness) to go away? My anemia was caused by blood loss from a miscarriage and surger

How long will it take for my symptoms of anemia (headache and dizziness) to go away? My anemia was caused by blood loss from a miscarriage and surger

90 days +: It takes 90 days for the body to manufacture one mature red blood cell from the bone marrow and get it into circulation. If your blood loss was very severe, it may take longer and oral daily iron supplementation is essential. ...Read more

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Iron deficiency can cause dizziness if only is associated with anemia? I don't think I have anemia, im not pregnant and I don't think the iron deficie

Iron deficiency can cause dizziness if only is associated with anemia? I don't think I have anemia, im not pregnant and I don't think the iron deficie

Basically True: Low iron in the body should not cause trouble until anemia appears. Then symptoms can include dizziness, although general weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath and no stamina are more common. ...Read more

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How can I cure vertigo and anemia?

How can I cure vertigo and anemia?

Need more info: Really need to know more to answer your question, as the treatment of both conditions require knowledge of the cause of the vertigo and anemia, and treatment of the underlying cause. ...Read more

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How can I treat vertigo and anemia?

How can I treat vertigo and anemia?

Find the cause: There are literally hundreds of different causes of anemia. You need to work with your physician to find the underlying cause and address it. Any licensed physician can do an anemia workup. FInding and treating the cause of vertigo is more difficult; more physicians can do the maneuver to identify positional vertigo. Be proactive and insist on getting a real diagnosis for both. ...Read more

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I have anemia, and am wondering if I also have vertigo. Are there any telltale signs?

I have anemia, and am wondering if I also have vertigo. Are there any telltale signs?

See below: If you feel dizzy or unsteady, especially on exertion, this would indeed be a symptom of anemia. Get the blood picture stabilized and you will feel far better. ...Read more

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Why am I having random spells of dizziness? Could it be anemia?

Why am I having random spells of dizziness? Could it be anemia?

Yes.: True dizziness, or vertigo, with a spinning sensation is not due to anemia. But, when people say dizziness, they often are referring to a lightheaded feeling. That, along with weakness, would be a common problem with anemia. ...Read more

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I get dizziness sometimes walking upstairs. Could this be due to anemia?

Yes: Anemia is definitely a strong cause for exhaustion and weakness. Dizziness is just one other aspect. However, there may still be other factors, and a good history, examination, and proper laboratory evaluation by your doctor is prudent. ...Read more

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Could occasional lightheaded/dizziness be a symptom of anemia?

Could occasional lightheaded/dizziness be a symptom of anemia?

Possible: Would not hurt to check a blood count, but other etiologies could be considered. Your doctor can check a few possibilities ...Read more

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I have headaches after I eat and dizziness can this be tied to my anemia as I have real bad anemia?

Well: You have also had multiple surgeries Your question is a complicated one and requires a very thorough evaluation. You should see your doctor and be thoroughly examined including any necessary testing ...Read more

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I'm having headaches everyday and a little dizziness, I'm thinking it might be anemia, is there some home remedies for headaches that are effective?

I'm having headaches everyday and a little dizziness, I'm thinking it might be anemia, is there some home remedies for headaches that are effective?

? Hydration?: Both of your symptoms of headaches and dizziness could be caused by anemia. But you would often have other symptoms such as insomnia, leg cramps, pale skin, fatigue. If you are primarily having headaches and dizziness, my first question would be if you are hydrated sufficiently. Adequate hydration is to divide your weight in pounds by 2 and that is the amount of ounces of water you need per day ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with anemia and on pills, but I have severe headaches and bad dizziness, and no energy?

What are the pills?: For a young woman iron deficiency would be the most common. Anemia is associated with headache, dizziness and low energy. Once therapy starts it takes a few weeks to see improvement. ...Read more

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I get low grade fevers at night only. Fatigue, dizziness, tired, rapid heartbeat. I have been diagnosed with prediabetes, high cholostoral and anemia?

I get low grade fevers at night only. Fatigue, dizziness, tired, rapid heartbeat. I have been diagnosed with prediabetes, high cholostoral and anemia?

Further tests!: Your diagnoses don't explain your symptoms. Since it's not normal to have nighttime fevers, you need further testing. Please see your doc again and find out why you are sick. If you aren't satisfied with the answer, consider getting a second opinion. ...Read more

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On iron for 6 weeks 325mg x2 for iron deficient anemia; hemoglobin was 12.4 but dropped to 10.2 had black tary stool dizziness could I be bleeding?

On iron for 6 weeks 325mg x2 for iron deficient anemia; hemoglobin was 12.4 but dropped to 10.2 had black tary stool dizziness could I be bleeding?

Yes: A drop in hemoglobin from 12.4 6 weeks ago to 10.2 now in spite of iron supplementation, coupled with black tarry stools and dizziness, suggests ongoing blood loss and warrants an urgent evaluation. I recommend you arrange evaluation within the next day or two. If necessary, go to the ER. ...Read more

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I had anemia in the past. I wanted to know the symptoms of leukemia. I have dizziness, headache, loss of appetite I eat sometimes 1 a day. Bruise easy?

I had anemia in the past. I wanted to know the symptoms of leukemia. I have dizziness, headache, loss of appetite I eat sometimes 1 a day. Bruise easy?

See below: There are many different types of leukemias and those present with different symptoms. See this site for more information on this topic.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/leukemia/basics/symptoms/con-20024914 ...Read more

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Extreme fatigue and dizziness relieved by taking an iron B12 and folate (folic acid) for a few days. Today fbc normal, not anemia?

Maybe: Depending on how severe the anemia and how long a few days is it could have been an anemia the responded to the supplements. ...Read more

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Dizziness, lightheaded, nausea, cramping, could this be all related to my anemia or fibroid tumor, not pregnant?

Above: The above can be caused by many things, so u need to see u pcp for evaluation and assesment. ...Read more

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I have iron deficiency anemia. I missed a few days of my iron supplements and had severe fatigue, chills, icy hands, dizziness, etc. Is this normal? I never had symptoms of anemia in the past.

I have iron deficiency anemia. I missed a few days of my iron supplements and had severe fatigue, chills, icy hands, dizziness, etc. Is this normal? I never had symptoms of anemia in the past.

Not normal: And may or may not be related to anemia and the anemia you were diagnosed with may not really be due to iron deficiency. You should see a hematologist and get this worked out, or begin with a good primary care physician and they may refer you elsewhere as needed. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymph nodes on my neck and anemia without iron deficiency. I also have chronic fatigue, dizziness and headaches. Are these related?

I have swollen lymph nodes on my neck and anemia without iron deficiency. I also have chronic fatigue, dizziness and headaches. Are these related?

Possibly: These symptoms are suggestive of an underlying disorder that could include a blood cancer. I would make an appointment with your doctor as soon as possible. This may require a biopsy of the neck mass. ...Read more

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Any idea of what I might have? I have had a headache off and on, anemia, upset stomach, dizziness, lack of energy, a skip in periods, increasingly strong appetite but no weight gain, lack of energy, and low temperature for about 6 months now but more and

Anemia: Anemia could be the cause of your headaches, dizziness, and lack of energy. Make sure your doctors find the underlying cause of your anemia and address that as well. Also make sure you are taking enough iron. In addition you should be screened for anemia, thyroid issues etc.
Please see your doctor for a complete history and physical and work up of your current complaints.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing mild sharp chest pain when I breath on my left side shortness of breath, along with anxiety and vertigo could my anemia be back?

I've been experiencing mild sharp chest pain when I breath on my left side shortness of breath, along with anxiety and vertigo could my anemia be back?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor as your symptoms warrant an evaluation.
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Dizziness, blurred vision, low blood count, weight loss, what's wrong?

Dizziness, blurred vision, low blood count, weight loss, what's wrong?

Call doctor: You need to call your doctor for a complete check up to determine what's going on. Keep a written record of all your symptoms, when they occur, how long they last etc. And this will help the doctor provide an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hypertension in the age of 17? Hyperuricemia, episodes of hematuria, anemia, heart block a-v i, dizziness, headaches, nausea...

Hypertension in the age of 17? Hyperuricemia, episodes of hematuria, anemia, heart block a-v i, dizziness, headaches, nausea...

Constellation of: Symptoms merits further evaluation with your physician as there is too much going on than can be adequately here. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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