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Can Dehydration Cause Dizziness
Wat would cause light headed and dizzy when u stand up & walk around? Dehydration? Bp is 98/57. P 110. Standing. Sitting its 106/61. P71. Blood wrk ok
Low BP and dizziness: You blood pressure, and more important, your pulse change when you stand up. Your pulse increases by about 50% and your BP falls. You may be dehydrated and, if you were, when you blood was taken, you would not have normal labs. I would go to an er and get assessed. Your rapid pulse when you stand could be the sign of some significant fluid volume deficit or some anemia. ...Read more
What causes elevated body heat, dizziness, extreme fatigue, splotchy lookin rash, dehydration, and appetite changes?
1. Too hot where you are.
2. Heat injury
3. Heat stroke
4. Meningococcus infection
Recommend 2nd opinion consult with me now or go to ER. ...Read more
If you only drink 3-5 cups of liquid a day (I have a desk job at an office) could this lead to dehydration and cause frequent lightheaded/dizziness?
How much water?: The right amount to drink depends on metabolism, diet, activity, & weather. The common advice of 8 glasses daily is not supported by science. The body tells you when to drink water: thirst. Symptoms of low blood pressure may include lightheadedness. Some young women need to drink more water and eat some salt to manage this. If symptoms are concerning, see your doc or consult on HealthTap. ...Read more
What could cause these symptoms: numb right arm, lump in arm crease painful, dizziness, headache left side, dehydration, and an ANA positive test?
Numbness/lump: May be autoimmune, lupus, may be castleman's disease (LN in axilla), may be temporal arteritis, (headache left side), sarcoid, MS, cat scratch fever, lyme. Check thyroid, lyme titer, check for cat scratch fever, sed rae, CRP, MRI head and if needed LN biopsy, CXR, f/u with rheumatologist ...Read more
Is this New?: If this is a new onset of headaches, you need immediate medical evaluation. ...Read more
Dry mouth/chapped lips and dizziness. How can they be related and a cause? Drink water so not dehydrated.
I was hypotensive for 3-4 hours with ataxia, slurring, racing heart, dizziness, from being dehydrated. Could this cause brain damage?
Possible: Possible, unlikely. Go to ER ASAP for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more
S/S: Headache & dizziness. BP is 96/54 (low for me), HR is 115bpm. Did some moderate exercise 5 hours earlier. Could this be from possible dehydration?
Are dizziness and throbbing head signs of dehydration or is it possible that it is something else?
Possibly: There are also many other things that could be going on. You really describe symptoms that could represent many possibilities. Hard to say without more information. ...Read more
Dehydration?: Your symptom of dizziness could be due to dehydration and it also could due to something else. Unless you're in the desert, or have some uncontrolled loss of fluid, you should not be dehydrated. If you cannot "focus" you need to go to a emergency room to have your blood pressure checked and get some lab results to see if you're anemic or have another factor causing your dizziness. Good luck. ...Read more
Realize: For a young person, unless you have some significant medical ailments or take medications that really predispose you to significant dehydration, chronic fatigue or sleepiness is unlikely to be the major cause. It can lead to some element of "dizziness", particularly when rising, but again if this is constantly happening, dehydration alone is unlikely the only culprit. ...Read more
Could occasionally seeing spots, dizziness and being light headed upon standing or looking directly up be a sign of dehydration?
Not necessary,: What described could be related to postural hypotension, which may be physiological and unique to a person but possibly exaggerated by dehydration or under drug side effects or.... However, it is not hard to identify what may contribute to your symptoms by following instructions described in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. So, don't jump to conclusion before check-up. ...Read more
I went out today for the first time when the sun was out and I got super dizzy and tired. Can that be dehydration? I also don't drink much water.
Dehydration: Can definitely cause feelings of dizziness and tiredness, and this can be worsened in the sun. Dehydration can cause a number of other problems including headache, muscle aches and pains, skin wrinkles, drop in blood pressure, passing out. Dehydration increases the likelihood of urinary tract infections and kidney stones. Remaining well hydrated can make a world of difference in how you feel. ...Read more
I am experiencing dizziness (better by: drinking fluids, rest) (worsened by: changing head position, dehydration (fluid loss), exercise or physical...
What should I do? I got out of American football practice with a massive headache and dizziness. It can't be dehydration because my urine is clear.
I drank a pint of whiskey last night, just woke up dizzy with minor chest pain. Is this just dehydration? I'm 43 male.
Impossible to tell: You drank a pint of whiskey. Maybe you fell and have a bruise, causing chest pain. Maybe you banged your head, causing dizziness. In either case, you this is not simple dehydration and you clearly need some help with this. I encourage you to contact your local aa chapter as soon as possible. You have a problem, and you are not alone. Get help. ...Read more
Dehydration? Little dizzy just enough to annoy me little light headed nothing effecting everyday life or balance could I be dehydrated?
Certainly: Mild dehydration can certainly cause the symptoms you describe, but so can other things. If it's a now and then problem, just try to increase your fluid intake to 80-100 ounces a day. If it is a more common problem, best to get things checked out. Remember, water is best for hydration! ...Read more
Hello, For 3 days I been dizzy and have fainted once & feel nauseous. Doctors gave me blood tests & said its dehydration, but it's not. Any ideas?
Sometimes when I have an IBS attack I go to the bathroom 12-15 times a day. I start getting dizzy and sometimes vomit. Could I die from dehydration?
Dehydrated for sure: It is sounding like a trip to the PCP or GI doc should be planned soon. 12-15 bowel movements (BMs) per day is way to much. There are decent treatments for IBS with medication, food elimination diets, probiotics, and even stress reliving strategies. OTC Imodium (loperamide) may help slow BMs in the meantime. Drink plenty of fluids. If your symptoms worsen, you may need to seek help from the ER. ...Read more
I got the flu im assuming, started out as a cold quickly turned into a fever & dehydration, dizziness, vomiting & a really bad migraine.?
I am sorry to hear about you coming down with the flu. I am not sure what you are asking per say but I would advise yourself that you should take annual flu shots in the future to help decrease the chances of coming down with flu. I would advise you to encourage those around you to also take a flu shot now to help improve immunization against the flu that is going round. ...Read more
6/2013 I felt weak, dizzy, BP was 80/50. Doc on weekend call thought dehydration. Just had EKG, showed heart attack! Could this have happened last June?
Hard to know.: It is hard to know unless you had EKG or blood tests done last June when you had the symptoms. The EKG finding of heart attack now may tell the age of the heart attack. If it is acute, it willnot be from last year. If it is old, then it is possible. ...Read more
I have frequent episodes of dehydration, dry mouth, urinating more often, feeling dizzy and weak after food. Glucose was fine. Any other diagnosis?
See doctor: You might want to have your kidneys checked; maybe see an endocrinologist to have all your glands checked. Are you taking thyroid replacement pills? The doseage might need to be altered. ...Read more
Hi, My legs feel heavy, I have shortness of breath and feel dizzy most times. My doctor said it was dehydration and I accepted but not until I found a tiny red worm in my urine today. I really need an urgent explanation thank you.
Worm to MD: Take worm to MD and show him/her. ...Read more
Seizures (about 5) for the last 6 mo., rapid heart rate, chest pain directly between breasts, dizziness daily, dehydration, and head aches. Any ideas?
Daily dizziness: You really should be seen in an er if you have a rapid heart rate (r). You need to be evaluated for hyperthyroidism and/or a cardiac problem. The next time you have one of these r's, get to an er as quickly as possible. If it's present when you are examined, an answer may be found. If not, you will blood work sent off and be sent to the proper physician for treatment and a cure. Good luck. ...Read more
Hi I been having dizziness starting this evening I do not have a fever and I am not dehydrated what do I have.?
More info needed: There are various causes of dizziness such as lightheadedness due to anemia, low blood pressure, very slow heart rate or vertigo caused by an inner ear disorder. Other causes include medication or drug effects, stomach upset, visual disturbances, etc. If symptoms persist or worsen, get examined by a physician who will order the appropriate tests. In the meantime rest and avoid sudden movements. ...Read more
Some ibuprofen: May help. Also rest.Get a more detailed answer ›
I took two laxatives two days ago and am feeling dizzy upon standing. I feel shaky like I may lose my balance. Could I be dehydrated?
Depends: If you had a lot of diarrhea with the laxatives, then use. Drink plenty of fluids and try to not move around too much until you begin to feel better. ...Read more
Chest pain & dizzy. BP was 88/42, HR was 94. Sat up to try to relieve the pain & BP shot up to 122/91 & HR was 111. Not dehydrated. What should I do?
Concerning: At 18, you are certainly low risk for having cardiovascular disease, but there are heart related causes of chest pain in your age group (acute toxic cardiomyopathy or viral myocarditis for examples). If the symptoms have not completely resolved, you need to go to the ER. If they have, be sure you can adequately hydrate and consult your physician in the morning. ...Read more
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