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Does asthma cause dizziness?

Does asthma cause dizziness?

That could occur: If you were hyperventilating or really had poor oxygen exchange. If you are experiencing an exacerbation of asthma — please obtain prompt medical care (or possibly emergent care). ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


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What could cause dizziness in a 10-year-old. He has allergies and mild asthma?

What could cause dizziness in a 10-year-old. He has allergies and mild asthma?

Mgt: This symptom may be due to a number of factors. The use of albuterol should follow an outlined plan, and keeping nasal passages clear with nasal saline will help.
If he has headaches, imbalance, vision changes or other symptoms a visit to the ED is advised.
A virtual appt is available to review his asthma/allergy management. ...Read more

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Is dizziness normal during a severe asthma attack?

Is dizziness normal during a severe asthma attack?

Possible, yes. : Normal, no. Dizziness in that setting typically indicates either poor cardiac output from increased intrathoracic pressure or a low oxygen level. Both are exceedingly dangerous. Dizziness in the setting of an asthma attack is a worrisome sign and needs immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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I am 10 and I have really bad asthma u get wizy and dizzy and I do faint a lot?

I am 10 and I have really bad asthma u get wizy and dizzy and I do faint a lot?

Asthma: I feel that you should be on inhalers like salbutamol acute attacks and on seretide as a preventor. Should get support and education from org. Like asthma Waikato. You will need to figure out what your triggers are and it is essential to have an Asthma action plan for yourself. I would advise you to have a course of prednisone at home as a back up. You need to Fu with GP and treatment optimisation ...Read more

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Is there any good and safe OTC alergy medicine that won't make me racey or dizzy. And can also help with asthma symptom?

Is there any good and safe OTC alergy medicine that won't make me racey or dizzy. And can also help with asthma symptom?

OTC ALLERGY MEDS: The only over the counter allergy meds which will not make you drowsy are Claritin (loratadine) and allegra, zyrtec can make you a little drowsy. But none of them have any direct effect asthma and will not help making asthma better. The only drug which helps asthma and allergy is singular, but it is not available over the counter. ...Read more

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I'm 22, no health problems except asthma but Feel dizzy and every time I stand up I black out for a second. What could be causing this?

I'm 22, no health problems except asthma but Feel dizzy and every time I stand up I black out for a second. What could be causing this?

Dizziness : Dizziness is not related to your asthma. You have what is known as orthostatic hypotension, which means you are getting up to rapidly from one position to another and your blood flow to your brain is momentarily delayed causing dizziness ...Read more

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I have asthma and when I take a hot shower when im done it's hard to breath and I get dizzy bout to pass out and sometimes I do why is that?

I have asthma and when I take a hot shower when im done it's hard to breath and I get dizzy bout to pass out and sometimes I do why is that?

Not sure: Could be a number of things. Hot showers can cause your blood vessels to dilate and your blood pressure to drop. This can cause fainting. Maybe inhaling too much steam can be the cause as well for your breathing episodes. ...Read more

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I have asthma and i always get dizzy and light-headed, especially during afternoons. Does my asthma have something to do with this?

I have asthma and i always get dizzy and light-headed, especially during afternoons. Does my asthma have something to do with this?

Possibly: Check your peak flow meter each day (aren't you doing that already?), and check it when you have symptoms of dizziness and lightheadedness. Also, are you skipping meals? This could explain your symptoms as well. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Hi there my mum started getting dizzy whenever she moved her eyeballs like 3 weeks ago. She says that whenever she is standing up or sitting when she moves her eyeballs she gets dizzy for about 2 seconds. She has asthma and she says when she is lying down

Hi there my mum started getting dizzy whenever she moved her eyeballs like 3 weeks ago. She says that whenever she is standing up or sitting when she moves her eyeballs she gets dizzy for about 2 seconds. She has asthma and she says when she is lying down

Dizzy: I think she should consult a doctor, preferably an ENT, on this. This problem may be transient due to a viral infection (viral labyrinthitis) or something more serious. Either way, she may need a medication to control her dizziness before she falls and hurts herself. If she has asthma when lying down, she may need a controller drug. Sorry, I don't fully understand your questions. ...Read more

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When should I go to ER with therapy resistant asthma? I'm constantly whezy n dizzy

When should I go to ER with therapy resistant asthma? I'm constantly whezy n dizzy

Yes, because: Oxygen deprivation to brain can cause damage in a short time. Breathing difficulty is always an emergency. Get to a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Can you get dizzy and your asthma act up from being on the 11th floor of the hospital?

Can you get dizzy and your asthma act up from being on the 11th floor of the hospital?

NO: A 35-year old female inquiring about asthma flaring and dizziness from being on 11th floor of hospital. I am not sure what the question is. Just from being on 11th floor of a building you would not have asthma symptoms and dizziness. However, something in the hospital could be triggering your reaction, possibly an irritant — chemical cleaner perhaps? Unsure without more history. ...Read more

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My daughter complains of shortness of breath and dizziness but,? Subsides when she sits down could this be a sign of asthma, how can I have her tested

Short of breath: An allergy and immunologist or a pediatric pulmonologist could do testing. Pft's along with the history and physical could diagnose any possible asthma. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel a little dizzy day after acupuncture? Also, can it help with asthma and to support thyroid?

Is it normal to feel a little dizzy day after acupuncture? Also, can it help with asthma and to support thyroid?

Acupuncture: Major energy movement treatments can be especially helpful with asthma. I would use it as an adjunct to your current treatment. Acupuncture is reported to assist with thyroid issues — but I can not address this from personal experience. Ensure that you have eaten before your acupuncture treatment and that you are well hydrated. Go slowly from lying to sitting to standing. Sit for a while if dizzy. ...Read more

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I have asthma breathing issues for the last month the medicine my doctor gave me made me feel worse home alone headache and I'm dizzy what do I do.

GO BACK TO DOCTOR OR: We can not advice you as we do not know your individual case
but if you are not feeling better or feeling worse go back to your treating physician or consult a pulmonary specialist. ...Read more

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Having trouble getting a deep breath. Yawning a lot. Dizzy here n there. What else could this be, besides anxiety or asthma. Chest xrays came back ok.

Hyperventilation: You may be hyperventilating. This is unconsciously breathing too fast and too deep which, strangely, makes you feel like you are not getting enough air--so it keeps itself going and gives you a dry mouth and feeling of dread. The next time it happens, try holding your breath as if you were swimming under water and only "come up for air" when you absolutely must. ...Read more

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I'm positive now that forward head posture on top of allergies has made my asthma 10x worse. It also was causing the dizziness & fatigue. Hard to fix?

See allergist!: Good morning, please see an allergist. You may need tests to rule out other causes of dizziness. Fluid in the middle ear can cause dizziness. However, other serious disorders need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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After 10 stairs, I have extreme sob, headache, dizziness. Chest heavy/weight feeling all day. Hard to breathe laying down. Labored in general. Asthma?

After 10 stairs, I have extreme sob, headache, dizziness. Chest heavy/weight feeling all day. Hard to breathe laying down. Labored in general. Asthma?

Short of Breath: Not likely asthma starting at 36. More worried about your heart or pneumonia. Need to be seen tonight at the nearest ER. Please have a family member take you or call an ambulance. ...Read more

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I was coughing and felt fatigued, weak, and somewhat dizzy after running. I have no known of asthma. What could be a possibility?

I was coughing and felt fatigued, weak, and somewhat dizzy after running. I have no known of asthma. What could be a possibility?

Heart rate?: Do not have enough information.
If your echocardiogram is normal(no anatomical or valve issues) then symptoms may be heart rate, volume, pressure related. If you did not drink enough fluids during the day and before running that can result in severe tachycardia and exhaustion. You may try drinking accelerade before running and enduroxr4 as a recovery drink if dehydration was the cause. ...Read more

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Hi, when I walk up the stairs I become breathless and dizzy. I am 18 and my family is known to suffer from asthma, do I too? And how can I check?

Hi, when I walk up the stairs I become breathless and dizzy. I am 18 and my family is known to suffer from asthma, do I too? And how can I check?

See a doctor: This could be asthma. It could also be an inherited heart problem, exposure to a toxin in your home and a long list of other possibilities. It is definantly not normal. You should see a doctor for a thorough evaluation ...Read more

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Can anything besides asthma be causing me not to exhale fully. I can't fully exhale and my accessory breathing muscles are sore for months. Dizzy too.

Can anything besides asthma be causing me not to exhale fully. I can't fully exhale and my accessory breathing muscles are sore for months. Dizzy too.

Yes: You should be rechecked about that. There are some conditions that make the muscles around the rib cage not work as well, and make it harder to breathe. Also, there are many lung issues that can cause you to not breathe right, as well as heart or even issues with the stomach. Some are more likely depending on your age, etc. If your primary doc hasn't been helpful, maybe try a pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Respiratory alkalosis — I've been dizzy, lightheaded, and unable to exhale fully for weeks and its gotten worse. Have you ever heard this from asthma?

Respiratory alkalosis — I've been dizzy, lightheaded, and unable to exhale fully for weeks and its gotten worse. Have you ever heard this from asthma?

Yes but...: Respiratory alkalosis is due to hyperventilation . Dizziness and lightness occur during hyperventilation. Asthma can cause respiratory alkalosis but only if there is a bad attack usually associated with other significant signs of severe asthma. Outpatient asthma should not cause respiratory alkalosis and dizziness. Anxiety could cause those things. ...Read more

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Was on predislone for 7d 40m for asthma. Wheezing is gone now have violent cough dizzy when stand up weak If I don't grab on to something will faint??

Was on predislone for 7d 40m for asthma. Wheezing is gone now have violent cough dizzy when stand up weak If I don't grab on to something will faint??

Get rechecked: It is hard to tell if you are not wheezing because your asthma has resolved or its worse and you are not making a lot of noise. That would make speaking standing walking difficult. The cough can also be a sign of bronchospasm. Either get to your MD or the ER asap ...Read more

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My 15yr old son gets very weak and dizzy when he exerts himself. Ruled out heart issues and asthma. Very concerned. Any ideas?

My 15yr old son gets very weak and dizzy when he exerts himself. Ruled out heart issues and asthma. Very concerned. Any ideas?

Check your rule outs: I believe your concern is real. If your boy is normal in every other way including weight then you are right to rule out heart, lung and asthma concerns. I would consider reevaluating the rule out process and seeing a pediatric cardiologist or pulmonary specialist. ...Read more

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I've had bronchitis since childhood. The past 4-5 yrs, literally 5min of zuba I'm dizzy, chest is tight, can't catch my breath. Should I chk for asthma?

I've had bronchitis since childhood. The past 4-5 yrs, literally 5min of zuba I'm dizzy, chest is tight, can't catch my breath. Should I chk for asthma?

Yes: If there is a problem affecting your quality of life, it is only prudent to get evaluated. Your history does suggest the presence of asthma but there are other causes which need to be ruled out as well. ...Read more

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58 yr male 1hr ageo after dinner feel chest discomfort, sudden asthma, dizziness and sweating. What is the diagnosis of this patient?

58 yr male 1hr ageo after dinner feel chest discomfort, sudden asthma, dizziness and sweating. What is the diagnosis of this patient?

Dizzyness and sweati: It could be an emergency such as a heart issues or esphageal spasms from gerd or a reaction to a food or? . See you doctor or go to an er. ...Read more

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Having breathing problems/dizziness from I think asthma. Should I take nebulizer, rescue inhaler, advair or xanax (alprazolam). I don't like taking any of them...

Asthma vs. Anxiety: If already have history of asthma & u r prescribed medications for it, it is best to take that medication first, then if no relief as far as breathing, have it checked. ...Read more

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