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I have been on long term bed rest. I noticed when i exercised my head congestion left. Can bed rest cause dizziness and faint now adjusting to moving?

I have been on long term bed rest. I noticed when i exercised my head congestion left. Can bed rest cause dizziness and faint now adjusting to moving?

Yes: Long term rest/bed rest can cause you to have dizziness when first standing up. You will need to recondition your body. At your age, this should occur quickly with slowly increasing your activity. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more


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High BP, nausea, chest congestion, (no fever) difficulty breathing, cough, and dizziness when I stand up. Causes? Have an Echo in a week.

High BP, nausea, chest congestion, (no fever) difficulty breathing, cough, and dizziness when I stand up. Causes? Have an Echo in a week.

19 years old: All the symptoms you list can be caused by asthma/bronchospastic disease, which, in your age group, would be my first diagnosis. Infection or allergy can be a trigger and should be considered. Unless you have known congenital heart disease, the echo is unlikely to be revealing. Pulmonary function testing is higher yield. A chest x-ray may also help. ...Read more

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Reoccurring sinus pressure (no congestion or headaches) but causes dizziness. No infection. Tried antihistamine and Sudafed to no avail. Suggestions?

Sinus: Sometimes when over the counter medicines don't work, a nasal steroid spray such as Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone) will. If you can't get to your doctor for a prescription, try nasal saline spray. Make sure to tip your head forward after spraying so the solution gets to your sinuses. If dizziness persists, see your doctor to evaluate for inner ear disease. ...Read more

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Could congestion in one of your ears cause dizzy spell.? had to sit down. Dizzy spell went away though. Also have sore throat, nasal congestion.

Could congestion in one of your ears cause dizzy spell.? had to sit down. Dizzy spell went away though.  Also have sore throat, nasal congestion.

Certainly: You should consider seeing a health care provider who can look inside your ear and make certain you don't have a residual bacterial infection that would be improved with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is dizziness associated with headache and congestion?

Is dizziness associated with headache and congestion?

Yes: Sinusitis due to a cold is usually viral and can cause feeling of congestion in all the sinuses, headache and occasionally dizziness. Some forms of migraine can cause dizziness. Always consult with your physician for any new or worsening symptoms. Don't hesitate to ask for a referral to a specialist if your not improving with your physicians treatment. ...Read more

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I have had a fever for four days, congestion, very weak, and some dizziness. What could be causing this? And what should I do?

I have had a fever for four days, congestion, very weak, and some dizziness. What could be causing this? And what should I do?

Infection: You apparently have some infection, most probabely a viral upper respiratory infection causing fever and congestion, it could be sinus infection and you should get it checked if does not get better within 5 days but if the fever is high see your doctor asap as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Allergic nasal congestion and dizziness. What can I do?

Allergic nasal congestion and dizziness. What can I do?

Allergies: You can try taking antihistamines, but if you are still symptomatic, see an allergist or ent. Feel better. ...Read more

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I am suffering from dizziness and dr said it is head congestion. My cold is better but dizziness persists. I suffer from high blood pressure?

I am suffering from dizziness and dr said it is head congestion.  My cold is better but dizziness persists. I suffer from high blood pressure?

Dizziness vs vertigo: Depends on what you call vertigo. Is it sensation of "spinning" related to head position change or is it lightheadedness. Does it start upon standing up? The causes of dizziness are multiple. Of course your blood pressure has to be checked, by evaluation by neurologist is necessary especially if symptoms persist. ...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