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Can Obesity Cause Dizziness
I am experiencing obesity, disorientation, dizziness, confusion and back pain (side: both). The following also describe me: Loss of consciousness...
Don't see an: Actual question. However, if you are experiencing loss of consciousness = that does warrant medical assessment. Consider starting with your primary care provider. ...Read more
35 yr female, nondrinker, nonsmoker obese and has a meningioma tumor in front right area. Experiencing dizziness, increase irritability what to expect?
Not anything serious: Meningioma is a benign tumor, rarely, if ever, serious. Once treated with excision (if growing) they rarely recur and nearly all patients live a normal life. So you should not worry much about this problem and take your mind off of this condition as it is not likely to change much anytime soon. Just let your doctor guide you as to what needs to be done, if anything at all. ...Read more
Obesity (bmi=45).blood pressure=110/75 in bed. If I stand up, dizziness/headache for few seconds and pressure=142/85or 125/96.should I see a specialist?
Obesity: Our blood pressure varies during rest and physical activities. The best thing you can do for your health is to take control of your diet, exercise, and stay under the care of a physician. Make sure a physician clears you for an exercise program. Take complete control of your diet and habits that may cause your obesity. Change your foods. Start to exercise gradually and stay consistent. Good luck. ...Read more
Hi my aunty suffers with dizzy spells and hair loss she also very obese and feels full all the time but she doesn't eat much. What could this be?
Dizzy and not hungry: It's hard to say since there are so many things that can cause those symptoms. The dizziness may be from dehydration, irregular heart rhythm, carotid artery stenosis, strokes, high or low blood pressure, medication, etc. The hair loss may be from nutritional deficiency. Sounds weird, but a large % of overweight people are actually malnurished because they don't eat a healthy diet. Needs to see doc. ...Read more
Ears drugs migraine: Infection or dysfunction of the ear can cause a for of vertigo and dizziness which can be severe. Medications and drugs will often have side effect of dizziness. One of the more common symptoms of migraine headaches is dizziness and nausea. Meniere's disease affects the inner ear, and Dilantin toxicity affects the cerebellum and brainstem. Ear infections can cause severe dizziness. ...Read more
Many causes: Vertigo is a sensation of you or your environment spinning. This implies dysfunction in the balance system, from brainstem to inner ear. Obviously many causes including toxins, drugs, infection, brain injury, stroke, tumor, irritating blood vessels, congenital anomalies & many, many more. Dizziness is a vague, ill-defined term which has therefor a much broader range of possible causes. ...Read more
Maybe: Dizziness is a very ambiguous and subjective word that can mean many things. Nystagmus is an objective finding. That means, a good doc can examine a patient and determine if they have nystagmus. It means the eyes are rhythmically moving in a particular direction. The direction and speed can be useful in making a diagnosis. Not all dizziness results in nystagmus as nystagmus usually means inner ear. ...Read more
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
Need more informatn: First of all, are you dizzy/lightheaded, like you could faint, or do you have vertigo, like the room is spinning around you. The first is usually caused by low blood pressure from dehydration, BP meds, a heart problem, etc. The second is often caused by a problem with the balance center located in your middle ear, from allergies, a cold, or a virus that directly affects the vestibular apparatus. ...Read more
Low blood sugar: You must be very aware of metabolic/electrolyte problems. Low blood sugar is a very common cause of shaky/dizzy feelings. You also need to be on the lookout for signs of bleeding, such as in your stool, as a low blood count can leaving you feeling the same way. You should see your doctor and have vital signs/blood tests taken. ...Read more
Many things: Most common would be migraine. Next would be ear and sinus infection. Bad would include brain tumor and meningitis. Medication and drug toxicity and too much alcohol can cause this. Head trauma, stress, emotional stress, lack of sleep can all result in these symptoms. Get a thorough evaluation! ...Read more
Commonly: When the brain is deprived of enough glucose, such as in hypoglycemia, a person gets dizzy and can even lose consciousness if blood sugar is low enough. It is a symptom which should prompt blood sugar testing to verify if indeed the cause of dizziness is from low blood sugar because so many other things can also cause dizziness. ...Read more
See below: Make sure that dizziness is due to ms and not inner ear process. First step is prevention, use potent agent to control disorder. Vestibular rehab program with physical therapist can help. Some meds can control symptoms. Realize that ms pts have a higher frequency of migraine, and that a migraine complication of paroxysmal vertigo may be playing a role here. Consider visit to sw medical center. ...Read more
Lots of things!: Sorting out the significance of those symptoms depends on accompanied circumstances (precipitating events, duration, palpitations), objective findings (abnormal cardiac or neurologic exam), age (younger, older), etc. Often these may be relatively benign (if younger patient and not objective abnormalities), but may also be a harbinger of more serious underlying conditions. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Before deciding that: You would need to have a physician run some tests. In addition to anxiety, dizziness could be caused by physical issues, like inner ear problems. If your physician does not find any physical reason for the dizziness, speak with a psychologist and learn techniques to reduce your anxiety. ...Read more
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