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Can cataracts cause dizziness?

Can cataracts cause dizziness?

Cataract ; dizziness: In general, the eyes don't cause dizziness. If cataracts are really significant enough to cause a lot of vision loss, then the strain to see things better could cause some lightheadedness. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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Is it normal to have dizziness after cataract surgery?

Is it normal to have dizziness after cataract surgery?

No: Dizzyness may be felt if you received intravenous sedation for the surgey, but its affect should no last more than a couple of hours. ...Read more

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Recently white spots in my eyes looks like lace lasts 1 min. 3 or 4x also dizzy spells when lying down. Cataract operation 10 years ago. Serious?

Recently white spots in my eyes looks like lace lasts 1 min. 3 or 4x also dizzy spells when lying down. Cataract operation 10 years ago. Serious?

Check it out!: What you are describing seems more like a blood pressure related item, systemic issue, rather than the eyes. I would start off with the primary care doctor! ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness?

What can cause dizziness?

See your doctor: These symptoms can't be solved in this forum. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does swinging cause dizziness?

Why does swinging cause dizziness?

Vertigo: You probably have positional vertigo. During swinging there is change of head and body position which triggers vertigo. ...Read more

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Could certain foods cause dizziness?

Could certain foods cause dizziness?

Don't think so: Foods themselves do not cause dizziness. If you have an abnormal release of Insulin in response to certain foods then your sugar could drop suddenly causing the sense of dizziness. ...Read more

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What could be a cause of chronic dizziness?

What could be a cause of chronic dizziness?

Many causes: Difficult question. Often inner ear. Requires thorough eval because of the chronicity. ...Read more

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What're the common causes of random dizziness?

What're the common causes of random dizziness?

Ears drugs migraine: Infection or dysfunction of the ear can cause a for of vertigo and dizziness which can be severe. Medications and drugs will often have side effect of dizziness. One of the more common symptoms of migraine headaches is dizziness and nausea. Meniere's disease affects the inner ear, and Dilantin toxicity affects the cerebellum and brainstem. Ear infections can cause severe dizziness. ...Read more

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Can halls lozengers ingredients cause dizziness?

Can halls lozengers ingredients cause dizziness?

No: The active ingredient in every flavor of halls lozenges is menthol. I have never heard of menthol causing dizziness. ...Read more

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What is the actural cause of dizziness or vertigo?

What is the actural cause of dizziness or vertigo?

Many causes: Vertigo is a sensation of you or your environment spinning. This implies dysfunction in the balance system, from brainstem to inner ear. Obviously many causes including toxins, drugs, infection, brain injury, stroke, tumor, irritating blood vessels, congenital anomalies & many, many more. Dizziness is a vague, ill-defined term which has therefor a much broader range of possible causes. ...Read more

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Does TMJ cause dizziness?

Does TMJ cause dizziness?

IT CAN: A tmj/tmd issue can create ear problems and dizziness. I would first consult with an ENT dr. And let them determine if the problems stem from a specific ear ailment. You may have both TMJ and ear issues. ...Read more

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What can cause dizzy spell?

Many causes: Dizzy spells can be caused by a virus, ear disorder, drop in blood pressure, heart disease, anemia, TIA and others too numerous to include. Your doctor starts with a history and physical exam then orders tests based on the most likely causes for your particular symptoms. ...Read more

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Does dizziness cause nystagmus?

Does dizziness cause nystagmus?

Maybe: Dizziness is a very ambiguous and subjective word that can mean many things. Nystagmus is an objective finding. That means, a good doc can examine a patient and determine if they have nystagmus. It means the eyes are rhythmically moving in a particular direction. The direction and speed can be useful in making a diagnosis. Not all dizziness results in nystagmus as nystagmus usually means inner ear. ...Read more

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Can hypocalcemia cause Dizziness?

Can hypocalcemia cause Dizziness?

In the extreme: Hi. You should be being treated with calcitriol and calcium for your hypoparathyroidism. If you don't take your calcium & calcitriol, your calcium can get very low, and if very low, dizziness can ensue. Be safe, treat your hypocalcemia. I recommend you run your calcium at or just below the lower limit of the normal range, so you don't have too high urinary calcium and risk kidney stones. Good luck ...Read more

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What can cause you to be so dizzy?

What can cause you to be so dizzy?

Need more informatn: First of all, are you dizzy/lightheaded, like you could faint, or do you have vertigo, like the room is spinning around you. The first is usually caused by low blood pressure from dehydration, BP meds, a heart problem, etc. The second is often caused by a problem with the balance center located in your middle ear, from allergies, a cold, or a virus that directly affects the vestibular apparatus. ...Read more

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Will too much salt cause dizziness?

It may: Especially if you already have high blood pressure. The salt will only raise your blood pressure which can be dangerous for you. ...Read more

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Can hyperglycaemia cause dizziness?

Can hyperglycaemia cause dizziness?

Yes: Yes, because when your blood sugar is high, you can become dehydrated. High blood sugar plus dizziness means it's time to go to the er. ...Read more

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What can cause someone to get dizzy?

What can cause someone to get dizzy?

Many things: "dizziness" can be caused by low blood pressure, sinusitis, viral infection, ear infection, meniere's disease, a stroke or tia, brain tumor or other CNS process, or "idiopathic" (no discernable reason). If the symptoms are persistent or severe, you should see a physician. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause dizziness?

Can a pinched nerve cause dizziness?

Yes: Any discomfort in the body can make a person worries and feels light headed. Start with your primary care doctor! ...Read more

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What would cause dizzy & shaky spells?

What would cause dizzy & shaky spells?

Low blood sugar: You must be very aware of metabolic/electrolyte problems. Low blood sugar is a very common cause of shaky/dizzy feelings. You also need to be on the lookout for signs of bleeding, such as in your stool, as a low blood count can leaving you feeling the same way. You should see your doctor and have vital signs/blood tests taken. ...Read more

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What can cause headaches and dizziness?

What can cause headaches and dizziness?

Many things: Most common would be migraine. Next would be ear and sinus infection. Bad would include brain tumor and meningitis. Medication and drug toxicity and too much alcohol can cause this. Head trauma, stress, emotional stress, lack of sleep can all result in these symptoms. Get a thorough evaluation! ...Read more

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Can a cut on your head cause dizziness?

Can a cut on your head cause dizziness?

Indirectly: If the cut results in sudden loss of blood it can. Severe associated pain may cause an autonomic reaction resulting in dizziness. If a person is of an emotional, anxious nature dizziness may be a common reaction pattern. ...Read more

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Very low glucose level causes dizziness?

Very low glucose level causes dizziness?

Commonly: When the brain is deprived of enough glucose, such as in hypoglycemia, a person gets dizzy and can even lose consciousness if blood sugar is low enough. It is a symptom which should prompt blood sugar testing to verify if indeed the cause of dizziness is from low blood sugar because so many other things can also cause dizziness. ...Read more

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How can you stop dizziness caused by ms?

How can you stop dizziness caused by ms?

See below: Make sure that dizziness is due to ms and not inner ear process. First step is prevention, use potent agent to control disorder. Vestibular rehab program with physical therapist can help. Some meds can control symptoms. Realize that ms pts have a higher frequency of migraine, and that a migraine complication of paroxysmal vertigo may be playing a role here. Consider visit to sw medical center. ...Read more

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What causes lightheadedness and dizziness?

What causes lightheadedness and dizziness?

Lots of things!: Sorting out the significance of those symptoms depends on accompanied circumstances (precipitating events, duration, palpitations), objective findings (abnormal cardiac or neurologic exam), age (younger, older), etc. Often these may be relatively benign (if younger patient and not objective abnormalities), but may also be a harbinger of more serious underlying conditions. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Could anxiety really cause 24/7 dizziness?

Could anxiety really cause 24/7 dizziness?

Before deciding that: You would need to have a physician run some tests. In addition to anxiety, dizziness could be caused by physical issues, like inner ear problems. If your physician does not find any physical reason for the dizziness, speak with a psychologist and learn techniques to reduce your anxiety. ...Read more

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What might cause me to feel dizzy and hot?

What might cause me to feel dizzy and hot?

? ear infection: Our inner ears are often the cause of a "vestibular" cause of dizziness. With a fever, you may have an inner ear infection, that is affecting your balance center. See you dr. For an eval, good luckl. ...Read more

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Can TMJ (TMD) cause dizziness while eating?

Can TMJ (TMD) cause dizziness while eating?

Yes and no: Normally, a TMD/TMJ issue can create dizziness, but not really when performing the function of eating. ...Read more

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Can my dizziness be caused by pinched nerve?

Can my dizziness be caused by pinched nerve?

Possible: However the nerve that is injured that would cause dizziness is either in the head or in the brain stem. So unless these areas were injured unlikely that dizziness is associated with pinched nerve. Some people who have a lot of pain, can have a vasovagal response in which the body is trying to cope with the pain and can cause you to feel sick to your stomach, dizziness or feeling of passing out. ...Read more

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What causes a person to physically be dizzy?

Causes of Dizziness: There are many causes of dizziness - low blood pressure, irregular pulse, many chemical blood abnormalities, medication side effects, sudden change in posture, viral infections, any sudden illness, and uncommonly -- inner ear diseases. Go see your primary healthcare provider if the symptom persists or is recurrent. ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness and vision blackout?

What can cause dizziness and vision blackout?

Poor circulation: Even though dizziness is a no-descrpt, non-medical term, no matter what your personal definition is, the combination of "dizziness" & visual blackout indicates inadequate blood flow to the occipital cortex in the back of the brain. Many causes for this exist, most common of which are cardiac problems, low blood pressure, and migraine. ...Read more

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What causes people to get dizzy and pass out?

What causes people to get dizzy and pass out?

Many things: Dehydration is a common issue, but other issues include autonomic dysfunction, heart rhythm issues, heart valve issues and heart valve problems. Occasionally medications could be involved as well. ...Read more

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What could cause someone to get really dizzy?

What could cause someone to get really dizzy?

Vague: Dizziness is not a medical term but is a common speech word for a very vague term which has many meanings. If you want help for your problem, you are going to need much more specificity in your problem's description. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how dizziness cause nystagmus?

Complicated!: Balance is achieved by the brain coordinating eye input, inner ear input (telling brain where head is in space) and muscle input (keeping us upright). When one of the inputs is abnormal (inner ear, for example) we experience vertigo. Because the paths (eye, ear, brain) are all linked nystagmus (abnormal gaze fixation) can occur when the inner ear is affected by inflammation or infection. ...Read more

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What to do if I feel dizzy all of sudden cause?

Dizziness: Dizziness can be described as light-headedness, imbalance, or spinning of the room. The first thing to do is to sit or lie down on the floor to avoid falling and injuring yourself. Second, see a medical doctor to determine the cause of the dizziness. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dizziness and shakiness?

What are the causes of dizziness and shakiness?

Glucose level: If it is too low, or to high. Even your blood pressure being too low or too high. Inner ear disease may also be a cause of dizziness/being unsteady. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
3,765 Doctors shared insights

Dizziness (Definition)

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