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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

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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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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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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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