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Can headaches cause heart issues?

Can headaches cause heart issues?

No: Headaches by themselves do not cause any heart disease. Headaches however can cause high BP for the duration of headache. If chronic frequent headaches are untreated then persistent elevated BP can potentially affect heart. ...Read more

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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


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Can thyroid problems cause tightness in neck?

Can thyroid problems cause tightness in neck?

Yes: Other common causes of feeling of tightness affecting swallowing or breathing( dysphagia or dyspnea ) are allergies with post nasal drip and acid reflux which may occur without heartburn. Thyroid can be evaluated with ultrasound and allergies or reflux with over the counter medications from pharmacy. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause sinus issues and neck pain?

Can hypothyroidism cause sinus issues and neck pain?

Not normally: However, hypothyroidism can lead to a lower threshold for pain as well as myofacial issues, so it can cause some long term neck pain. Safest to have it assessed with a physical exam. ...Read more

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Hi can tight neck muscles cause dizziness and balance problems?

Hi can tight neck muscles cause dizziness and balance problems?

Very doubtful: A neck muscle problem primarily would not cause dizziness or balance problems. However, problems with your spine could cause both balance problems and neck pain. Dizziness would still be a separate issue. ...Read more

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Can cervical stenosis cause dizziness and headaches?

Can cervical stenosis cause dizziness and headaches?

The degenerative : Changes that can be a cause of the spinal stenosis can lead to headaches originating in the back of the head or occipital region but would be unlikely a cause of dizziness unless those same degenerative chamges lead to a narrowing of the bony canals of the vertebral arteries that pass up through the cervical spine. ...Read more

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Can dry eyes cause dizziness or balance problems?

Can dry eyes cause dizziness or balance problems?

Likely not: Dry eyes can cause drying of the cornea. Balance is mediated by the inner ear and cerebellum... ...Read more

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Can sciatica cause dizziness?

Can sciatica cause dizziness?

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 more

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Can seizures cause joint problems?

Can seizures cause joint problems?

Sholuder dislocation: Claddically posterior shoulder dislocation muscle soreness is common as well should resolve with control of the seizures consult a nerologist for appropriate meds. ...Read more

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Can bad posture cause cause neck pain?

Yes: Slouching forward with rounded shoulders puts extra stress on the muscles and joints of the neck. This can create pain. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems be causing my lightheadness/dizziness?

Can sinus problems be causing my lightheadness/dizziness?

Possible: The eustachian tube connects to the nasal passages, and a chronic sinus infection could block this connection to the inner ear eventuating in symptoms. Have your otolaryngologist evaluate. ...Read more

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Can brainstem problems cause tachycardia?

Can brainstem problems cause tachycardia?

Possibly: The autonomic cardiovascular centers are located in the hypothalamus & brainstem. Baroreceptor signals travel through the 9th and 10th cranial nerves into the central nervous system to contact neurons in the nucleus of the solitary tract in the medulla (lower brainstem). Lesions/irritation in the medulla can result in cardiovascular changes. http://www.cvphysiology.com/Blood%20Pressure/BP008.htm ...Read more

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Can arthritis cause neck tightness and headaches?

Can arthritis cause neck tightness and headaches?

Yes: If there are degenerative changes in the cervical or neck region of the spine, they can lead to inflammation creating muscular symptoms of tightness leading to a type of muscle contraction headache up the back of your head or occipital region. ...Read more

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Can back problems lead to frequent headaches?

Can back problems lead to frequent headaches?

Headaches/Neck probs: Soreness in this region could suggest muscle strain or tension headache. Any problem causing muscle tension may create headache. Greater occipital neuralgia can also be a cause. Maybe see a neurologist and be evaluated. If all clear, then pursue cervical treatment. Robin mckenzie book "treat your own neck" is $8.32 online, otc meds, injections if all else fails. ...Read more

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What can cause mild headaches and vision problems?

What can cause mild headaches and vision problems?

Migraine: Migraines would be the most common causes of headache associated with visual symptoms before the headache and/or blurry vision with the headache. See your doctor to confirm that this is what you have. ...Read more

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What serious illnesses can cause lightheadedness and headaches?

What serious illnesses can cause lightheadedness and headaches?

A brain tumor...: ...For one. But most of the time, such symptoms are due to something common, such as a cold or flu. If the symptoms persist, see your doctor and make sure it is not something serious. ...Read more

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Can hypothyroidism cause dizziness?

Can hypothyroidism cause dizziness?

It can, but rarely: Luckily, hypothyroidism is easily treated with the correct dose of brand name T4 replacement. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Can stomach problems cause minor seizures?

Can stomach problems cause minor seizures?

I think I just ans: If I'm not mistaken I think this is a duplicate question regarding stomach problems and seizures, correct? Please define your stomach problems to begin with and then, fully describe your seizures AND THEN, describe the relationship between these 2 things in terms of their timing to one another. ...Read more