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Can Obesity Cause Dizziness
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My husband keeps getting dizzy spells with nauseam, occuring shortly after eating usually. Hes overweight and has sleep apneoa high blood pressure, borderline diabetic, what could possibly be going on to cause these dizzy spells?
Dizzy post meal: Blood flow is shunted away from head due to need to digest (just as waiting not swimming after eating because there is not enough blood for the abdomen and muscles) but this is not normal after meals. Given HTN obesity DM ,OSA needs a stress test and carotid dopplers.May also be reflux,gb but need to check heart. F/U today w/ ER or cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Extreme period onsets- severe full body cramping, dizziness/passing out, nausea/vomiting - lasts about 3 hours - causes? 34, PCOS, irregular
D/w your OBGYN: Please discuss your problem with your OBGYN.Signs and symptoms of PCOS include irregular or no menstrual periods, heavy periods, excess body and facial hair, acne, pelvic pain, trouble getting pregnant, and patches of thick, darker, velvety skin.Associated conditions include type 2 diabetes, obesity, obstructive sleep apnea, heart disease and mood disorders. Most common in women of ages 18 to 44yo ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many Causes: Many things cause sudden dizziness. It could be an inner ear problem, heart condition, low blood sugar, vagal response, nerve condition or simply dehydration. If it is a recurring thing, it is time to see your doctor and have it examined further. One time episodes can be a sign of something worse, so unless you are generally a healthy person, evaluation of your dizziness is important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Probale inner ear: When asked to explain dizziness; most patients describe it as a feeling of one or more of "lightheaded, spinning, tilting, falling, loss of balance" triggered by change of head or body position. It is probably due to irritation of nerve of inner ear by (otoconia) which are gravels in ear. Some patients may call a feeling of faintness as dizzy but this is rare. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dizziness: Many things. Here is a broad category list: 1. Inner ear problems 2. Neurologic problems 3. Hormonal/metabolic problems 4. Anemia 5. Dehydration 6. Cardiovascular/circulatory problems 7. Anxiety 8. Infection 9. Autoimmune disorder so...Lots of things to look at but before any testing ordered someone should take a very comprehensive history of your symptoms to guide the testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots: Not a specific symptom- lightheaded? Fell like impending faint? Equilibrium off? Room spinning? You spinning? Related to position or position change? All have different causes; can be related to sinus, inner ear, brian issues; blood pressure or heart rhythm problems, dehydration, medications. Worth a doctor visit esp if recurring, chronic, assoc wi/ visual, hearing changes, headaches, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A type of dizziness where the patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion usually due to a dysfunction of the inner ear apparatus. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting and an unsteady gait. Vertigo is classified as either peripheral (inner ear or vestibular problem) or central (injury to the balance centers of ...Read more
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