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Can Electrolyte Imbalance 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
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
Doubt it: The body is an amazing miracle. I suppose if you were extremely constipated, it's possible that you're 'bearing down' so hard that you're actually decreasing some of the blood flow to your brain, kinda like if you held your breath for a long period. This could lead to dizziness. True vertigo would be a very unlikely possibility. See your doctor or try an otc laxative. ...Read more
Lamictal Side Effect: Lamictal (Lamotrigine) Side Effects Common Side Effects of Lamictal (Lamotrigine): Let your doctor know if any of these side effects persist or get worse. Nausea Dizziness Drowsiness Headache Changes in menstrual periods Back pain Insomnia (trouble sleeping) Blurred or double vision Shaking (tremors) Vomiting Upset stomach Feeling tired Runny nose Sore throat ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, and other probs: Hypokalemia (or low potassium), affects skeletal muscle place in the body, and cardiac muscle. Therefore typical symptoms are muscle weakness, headaches, abnormal gastrointestinal sx. The most serious problem is cardiac muscle contractility and rhythm problems, including serious arrhythmias and death. Must know how severe it is, and must find cause. Diuretics, adrenal disease, diarrhea are some. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many things: Sometimes stomach discomfort can cause what is known as a vagal response, which while not dangerous, can cause low blood pressure and dizziness. The greatest concern would be if the heart burn was related to blood loss, which could also cause dizziness. A great many things not related to the digestive tract can also cause dizziness. ...Read more
Yes: It will water down the electrolyte concentrations in your blood, also causing problems. ...Read more
I drink about 85-100 oz of water a day plus 32 oz of dr pepper. Will this cause electrolyte imbalance?
Dr. Pepper : As long as your also eating and not just living off dr. Pepper and water and as long as you have normal functioning kidneys like most do, you will not encounter electrolyte imbalance. You will however encounter other less easily treatable conditions with your continued daily 32 oz intake dr pepper, obesity being one of them. The water is okay and start cutting back on the dr. Pepper all together. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will linzess for constipation cause me electrolyte imbalance? Should electrolytes be periodically checked upon starting treatment?
Should not: There have been no significant electrolyte abnormalities with chronic Linzess use. ...Read more
It is dangerous to run a marathon using Diazoxide? Could it cause an electrolyte imbalance? I need to take it for my hyperinsulinemia
Can a severe electrolyte imbalance cause an epilectic seizure in someone who DOESN'T have epilepsy? And if not then what can cause a seizure?
Yes: An electrolyte imbalance can cause a seizure. So can many other events that are not epileptic. When someone has a seizure, we first look for other causes before considering epilepsy as the chances for repeat seizures are very low when the cause is treated. If someone has a known seizure disorder, the same things can cause loss of control even when medication has been effective. ...Read more
I would like to know the side effects of the medicine triametrene/hydrochlorothiazide .Does it increase blood glucose and cause electrolyte imbalance?
My doctor wants me to take omeprazole for 1 month to heal my gastritis and GERD. Will it cause electrolyte imbalance?
GERD electrolytes: in general the answer is no. Continue to stay in close follow up with your primary care physician. Continue to eat normally like you usually do. ...Read more
Can BC pills cause electrolyte imbalance? I went on BC, started feeling weird aches/tingles in my legs, started drinking Gatorade, now it's better.
No: Hi. That's a correlation, but no cause-and-effect relationship. ...Read more
Doc tells me to use glycerin suppository whenever I need for constipation. But can chronic use cause electrolyte imbalance? I have Wolff Parkinson whi
Transgender-man2fem-is there a bloodworkless way to tell weakness/fatigue caused by electrolyte imbalance(aldactone) vs muscle loss/low testosterone?
No: For what you've listed, you need labs eg blood needs to be drawn. However, do know that there are other reasons for weakness & fatigue such as medications, supplements (see http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/05/09/tests-find-synthetic-stimulants-iforce-nutrition-dexaprine-xr/8905197/ for example of adulterated stuff), thyroid, depression, etc. Best to discuss your concerns w/your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the difference between electrolyte imbalance and dehydration? What are symptoms of both to look for?
1=the other: U should always maintain proper hydration. Dehydration leads 2 electrolyte imbalance. Even if u do not sweat a lot in the heat, u have insensible water and electrolyte loss especially if active in the sun u can b fooled by a breeze 2 think u r ok. Water & a sports drink will b the best. Or some of the old school use salt tablets, but a gator aide like replacement is best. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Various: Look first for weakness, then confusion. In the hospital, very sick people are monitored and sodium, potassium, and acid-based are controlled well. Outside, we see this in people abusing diuretics, overdoing drinking water, folks with renal and/or adrenal disease, and athletes who overdo things in the heat. Symptoms and signs are seldom "textbook". ...Read more
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