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Dr. Joseph Margheim Dr. Margheim
Emergency Medicine
8 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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I am feeling dizzy and vomited the other day. I have a week feeling dizzy. Could high cholesterol cause this or what could cause this.

I am feeling dizzy and vomited the other day. I have a week feeling dizzy. Could high cholesterol cause this or what could cause this.

You need a physical: This is probably benign positional vertigo or labrynthitis. If it is worsened with certain positions, likely BPV. If you had a recent respiratory infection, it could be labrynthitis. However, it could be a much more serious condition, and only a physical exam can differentiate between them. See your physician.

Dr. Maureen Mays
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Hypercholesterolemia (Definition)

↑ed cholesterol (in blood); a specific fat molecule made by every animal cell on planet, part of every animal cell membrane, enables membrane flexibility, cells to change shape, animals to move. Look it up ("cholesterol molecule" works best) on Google & images. Additionally, for most people Hi-Chol foods ↓es measured LDL particles while ↓Chol foods ↑LDL; driving ...Read more


Dr. Michael Jones Dr. Jones
Family Medicine
18 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I have been troubled by ongoing vertigo, and I also have very high cholesterol, is it possible for blocked carotid arteries to cause dizziness?

I have been troubled by ongoing vertigo, and I also have very high cholesterol, is it possible for blocked carotid arteries to cause dizziness?

Not usually: If you have carotid occlusive disease (carotid stenosis) it can increase risk of mini-strokes (tias) and stroke but not general just vertigo.

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Can high cholesterol make you dizzy?

Can high cholesterol make you dizzy?

Cholesterol: Elevated cholesterol alone is unlikely to cause dizziness.

Dr. Rick Koch Dr. Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
18 years in practice
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
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Dr. Louise Andrew Dr. Andrew
Emergency Medicine
42 years in practice
Duke University School of Medicine
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I suffered before fr hurtburn, chest tightness and difficulty of swallowing, but they diagnosed I have only gastritis. 3-4 yrs ago with high cholesterol level, but this past few months until now, I have dizziness for most of the time, shortness of breating

I suffered before fr hurtburn, chest tightness and difficulty of swallowing, but they diagnosed I have only gastritis. 3-4 yrs ago with high cholesterol level, but this past few months until now, I have dizziness for most of the time, shortness of breating

You are young (33): For heart disease, but could have any number of things that could be causing this. Just because nothing was found with your heart 3 years ago doesn't mean that you have no problem now. And the gastritis could be causing this. Clearly you need some symptom relief, and a few more tests and need to keep in touch with a local doctor for when these symptoms and anxieties arise. Don't give up!

Dr. Regina Druz Dr. Druz
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
37 years in practice
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University
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My grand mother is 75 years old she is having blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol. She is having fluctuations in her insulin/ sugar count and blood pressure (170/80) and she is complaining of feeling dizziness every time. She is alright now after v

My grand mother is 75 years old she is having blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol. She is having fluctuations in her insulin/ sugar count and blood pressure (170/80) and she is complaining of feeling dizziness every time. She is alright now after v

Dizziness: Dizziness can be quiet frustrating to both a patient and her physicians. Your grandmother multiple medical problems, leading to fluctuations in blood pressure and sugar, and her medications (too much or too little) can all contribute. She is also at risk of a heart disease and stroke. It is important to have her visit a cardiologist and a neurologist for thorough EVALAUTION.

Dr. Susan Madonna Dr. Madonna
Family Medicine
17 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Been feeling light headed and dizzy. I do have history of high cholesterol and blood pressure. Is it my arteries or heart?

Been feeling light headed and dizzy. I do have history of high cholesterol and blood pressure. Is it my arteries or heart?

Dizziness: The list of possible causes of dizziness is very long. The causes range from dehydration to sinusitis to cardiac to neurological. Sometimes medications or drug/alcohol intake may be the problem. See your doctor for a thorough exam and consider evaluating the most likely causes first.

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Dr. Rishi Vohora Dr. Vohora
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
15 years in practice
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Its is safe to take max gxl supplement? I have diabetes, high blood pressure, gad, vertigo attacks, high cholesterol. I tried multi vitamins dizzy efec

Its is safe to take max gxl supplement? I have diabetes, high blood pressure, gad, vertigo attacks, high cholesterol. I tried multi vitamins dizzy efec

Who knows: Supplements aren't evaluated. You have a lot of medical conditions for a young person. Why not just stay away from them? You're just adding potential of side effects and burning your cash.

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Is it possible that high cholestorol can cause dizziness?

Is it possible that high cholestorol can cause dizziness?

Cholesterol: If the elevated cholesterol is associated with obstructed carotid or intracranial arteries, dizziness could be associated.

Dr. MARIE RENEE M DOMERCANT Dr. DOMERCANT
Pharmacology
26 years in practice
Free University of Brussels Faculty of Medicine & Pharmacy
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High cholesterol causes dizzyness?

High cholesterol causes dizzyness?

Answer: No, check your sugar and your blood pressure, what medication are you taking currently?

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Dr. Maureen Mays Dr. Mays
Clinical Lipidology
years in practice
University of Nevada School of Medicine
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What type of foods cause high cholesterol?

What type of foods cause high cholesterol?

Saturated and trans: Saturated and trans fat increase bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol. Sugar increases triglycerides, which are bad fats in the blood.

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Dr. William Haynes Dr. Haynes
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
33 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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Which type of foods cause high cholesterol?

Which type of foods cause high cholesterol?

Animal fats: High intake of saturated fat increases cholesterol (from any non-swimming animal: beef, pork, chicken, milk, cream, cheese, pizza et)c. Trans fats are bad as well and these are found in margarines, processed and fast foods (including cookie and baking mixes). Cholesterol intake from eggs and shellfish is a minor cause. Fruit, veggies, unsaturated fats, seeds, nuts, fish, soy are alternatives.

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr Dr. Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
37 years in practice
The Dental School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
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What are the causes of high cholesterol and how can you lower it?

What are the causes of high cholesterol and how can you lower it?

↑↑ Sugar/Carb Foods: Avoid all high sugar/carb foods. Replace with? Natural (not processed) fats foods, moderate protein & non-processed very complex carbs, e.g. Broccoli, cauliflower, raw carrots, etc. Avoid potatoes, grains ground into flour, most fruits, etc. Get "nmr particle test" (not cholesterol) for correct issues. Study: "how the government makes you fat", "stossel debunking food myths", fatchance. Html, etc.

Dr. Atique Mirza Dr. Mirza
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
27 years in practice
University of Health Sciences Lahore, Allama Iqbal Medical College
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger Dr. Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Can high cholesterol cause tendinitis? Thanks!

Can high cholesterol cause tendinitis? Thanks!

Yes: Very high cholesterol levels are associated with cholesterol deposits in tendons with tendonitis resulting.

Dr. Barbara A Majeroni Dr. Majeroni
Family Medicine
years in practice
Medical College of Pennsylvania
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Is it true that tegretol cause high cholesterol?

Is it true that tegretol cause high cholesterol?

No: I can find no referrence to tegretol causing high cholesterol. It can cause elevated liver enzymes.

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Dr. Sarab Alfata Dr. Alfata
Family Medicine
16 years in practice
University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine
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Is high cholesterol caused only by hypertension?

Is high cholesterol caused only by hypertension?

No: Two separate diseases by they tend to happen together in most of the time, high cholesterol can be genetic or related to your life style. Same with hypertension. Having both together will increase the risks and complications from both.

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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