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I just got coblation tonsilectomy, haven't been eating just drinking ensures, I feel dizzy and nauseous due to lack of food... What can I do?

I just got coblation tonsilectomy, haven't been eating just drinking ensures, I feel dizzy and nauseous due to lack of food... What can I do?

Not food issue: If you are drinking 4-6 ensure/day, you are getting enough nutrition to keep you going for a few days. However if that is ALL you are drinking, then you are likely dehydrated, as need about double that volume in clear liquids to stay hydrated. Try increasing Gatorade/Powerade and water to about 1 quart per hour (body cannot absorb more) if stomach tolerates & see if improve. If vomit, need IV & ER ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Hi, lacked of water can bring on dizziness, how about food indigestion? My mother felt dizzy after eating sometimes. Thanks.

Hi, lacked of water can bring on dizziness, how about food indigestion? My mother felt dizzy after eating sometimes. Thanks.

Could be: When you eat, blood flow increases to the stomach to digest the food. If your mother is dehydrated, the lack of fluids would reduce blood flow to her brain and cause dizziness. ...Read more

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What can cause you to feel dizzy and lack of energy?

What can cause you to feel dizzy and lack of energy?

General/non-specific: Two non-specific symptoms of great frequency. Lack of energy has many causes. Dizziness has many meanings, none of which are uniquely applicable. At least 50 different meanings for dizziness exist. So only speculation will answer your question. Much greater specificity in definition of your problem is essential before you can get a reasonable answer. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness feelin light headed and. Lack of energy on occasions?

What causes dizziness feelin light headed and. Lack of energy on occasions?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Help please! Could deviated septum cause dizziness due to lack of oxygen?

Help please! Could deviated septum cause dizziness due to lack of oxygen?

No: Deviated septum can lead to sinusitis and inability to breath from one side of the nose. ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep cause tiny dizzy spells and body motions like sea sickness?

Can lack of sleep cause tiny dizzy spells and body motions like sea sickness?

Maybe: While not sleeping can cause your symptoms, what is causing your insomnia could also be causing the symptoms. It also could be two unrelated problems. Sea sickness type of symptoms is usually inner ear problems, which also could give you a sense of dizziness. Check with your doctor if is not clearing up by now. Most common things, allergies, ear infections. But it also could be other more serious ...Read more

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Help, how much blood loss causes dizziness fatigue and lack of fine motor skills?

Help, how much blood loss causes dizziness fatigue and lack of fine motor skills?

Unclear: First, are you referring to acute blood loss, like donating blood, or have a bad laceration, etc., or are you talking about some chronic problem e.G heavy menses? And second, the symptoms you describe can be from causes other than blood loss. Is this something you have discussed with your doctor? ...Read more

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Can lack of sleep cause dizziness, lack of balance, as well as nausea (vomit after eating)? Thanks!

Can lack of sleep cause dizziness, lack of balance, as well as nausea (vomit after eating)? Thanks!

Internship memories!: I think you'll find your answers best addressed by a well-researched recent article in Time magazine about sleep disorders, nightmares, and post-traumatic stress. I recommend after reviewing the article that you ask your physician to direct you to the local sleep medicine specialist who can provide diagnostic and therapeutic options. ...Read more

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What could cause dizziness, lack of sleep, some confusion, very anxious, migrains. Had inner ear infection loss of hearing yrs ago. Feeling frustrated?

What could cause dizziness, lack of sleep, some confusion, very anxious, migrains. Had inner ear infection loss of hearing yrs ago. Feeling frustrated?

Multiple Symptoms: It is important to see your doctor to assess your medical conditions, then consult a mental health professional who can help you with your anxiety and how to reduce your overall tension levels. Try to use the anti anxiety app for daily supportive help. My best. ...Read more

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Can lack of enough iron lead to dizziness?

Yes: Anemia can be the cause of dizziness, although the other reasons should be sought out. ...Read more

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For the past couple of weeks I've been getting really dizzy and have a lack of focuus after working out what could this be?

For the past couple of weeks I've been getting really dizzy and have a lack of focuus after working out what could this be?

Circulation: Post-exercise dizziness and lack of focus (whether visual or mental) signifies reduced blood flow to the brain. This could be the result of brain arteries being insufficient to carry enough blood to the brain, or cardiac or pulmonary causes. This is not a trivial problem. You need to get it checked out soon. ...Read more

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Lack of sleep and appetite. Headaches 24/7. Dizziness and lack of balance. Chills.?

Lack of sleep and appetite. Headaches 24/7. Dizziness and lack of balance. Chills.?

Anxiety: Anxiety is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, body pains, headache, dizziness, and parasthesia. Rec.: see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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Feeling dizzy and tired in early meetings and lectures. It's not from lack of sleep. Help?

Feeling dizzy and tired in early meetings and lectures. It's not from lack of sleep. Help?

More specifics: If by dizzy you mean lightheaded more than vertigo or movement/spinning, then that and fatigue could suggest several possible explanations, including some things related to sleep, your metabolism (glucose levels), hydration and others. Discuss all your symptoms with a practitioner who will likely check your orthostatic blood pressure, then order some tests, like glucose, thyroid fx, and others. ...Read more

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My friend has coughing, dizziness, and lack of appetite what could it be and does she need a doctor?

My friend has coughing, dizziness, and lack of appetite what could it be and does she need a doctor?

Virus possible: She may have the flu. Supportive care, with rest, incresing fluids, cough meds as needed for the cough would be a start. If she does not improve in the next day or so, have her see a dr. To get a definative diagnosis and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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My cousin is having painful and hard water passing and some dizziness. According to her quantum analyser report, lacks vit. C and e. Wot really is it?

My cousin is having painful and hard water passing and some dizziness. According to her quantum analyser report, lacks vit. C and e. Wot really is it?

What it really is...: What I see on the web about "quantum analyzers" makes it look like the most blatant kind of quackery. Another attempt by either deluded or dishonest people to deceive & swindle the uninformed. If any colleagues of mine have different ideas, I invite them to share them. ...Read more

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Well its my first time to get dizzy. Its started yesterday. Is it the side effects of dizzyness is lack of sleep?

Well its my first time to get dizzy. Its started yesterday. Is it the side effects of dizzyness is lack of sleep?

Dizziness may be: Lightheadedness (a feeling that you are about to faint or pass out) or vertigo (feeling that you or your surroundings are moving when there is no actual movement). Brief lightheadedness generally does not indicate serious problem. Medications and many conditions can cause dizziness. If it persists or leads to problems such as falling, seek evaluation. Best regards. ...Read more

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My symptoms are lack of focus, dizziness, fatigue (even with sleep), and headaches. What could this be?

My symptoms are lack of focus, dizziness, fatigue (even with sleep), and headaches. What could this be?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. HBA1C TO SCREEN FOR DIABETES LABS: CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach. Com gutbliss. Com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science. Com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue ...Read more

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When I laugh I feel dizzy like I'm going to pass out. Lack of oxygen? New symptom. Also when I cough. What could this be?

When I laugh I feel dizzy like I'm going to pass out. Lack of oxygen? New symptom. Also when I cough. What could this be?

Vagal response: It sound like you are getting s Vaal reaction initiated by the sudden increase in the abdominal pressure from laughing or coughing. Try to stay well hydrated by drinking at least 6-8 bottles of water a day in the winter and more in summer. Not better see a doctor ...Read more

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I'm having random dizzy spells. If I were to bend down to pick something up, im unbalanced and feel swaying side to side. Fatigue and lack of sleep?

I'm having random dizzy spells. If I were to bend down to pick something up, im unbalanced and feel swaying side to side. Fatigue and lack of sleep?

Positional vertigo: When dizzy spells occur that give the sense of swaying or motion, and when they are worse with moving, this is usually a sign of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. This is not caused by lack of sleep or fatigue but rather by changes within the inner ear. ...Read more

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I have constant migraines, often dizzy, my ears ring and lack of appetite. Are those symptoms associated with anything specific?

Perhaps: These can be signs of underlying disease in the brain including tumors. You really need to see your medical doctor and a neurologist. ...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