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Can fibroid cysts and heavy periods cause dizziness, lightheadedness and loss of balance ekg, tilt table.Thyroid, and stress test all good?

Can fibroid cysts and heavy periods cause dizziness, lightheadedness and loss of balance ekg, tilt table.Thyroid, and stress test all good?

Bleeding, anemia: Fibroids, also called leiomyomas are benign uterine tumors (not cysts) that can cause pain and heavy bleeding with your periods. If they are causing very heavy periods, this can lead to anemia and the dizziness, lightheadedness, etc you described. They are easily diagnosed with an ultrasound. See your ob/gyn for this. ...Read more

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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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Dizziness and lightheadedness due to physical stress?

Physical stress: Heavy physical labor can cause dizziness & lightheadedness from insufficient blood going to the brain. This is most commonly due to dehydration (from sweating) leading to low blood pressure. Other possibilities include cardiac (heart) conditions and diseases of the blood vessels to the brain. Drink lots of water if exercising heavily, and see a doctor if symptoms persist despite this. ...Read more

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I have fibroids, dizziness, lightheadedness, no balance and chest pains. Ekg, stress, tilt table and thyroid good. Orange juice helps usually. Any idea?

I have fibroids, dizziness, lightheadedness, no balance and chest pains. Ekg, stress, tilt table and thyroid good. Orange juice helps usually. Any idea?

Hypoglycemia: If oj helps with dizziness and light headedness you probably have hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) causing these symptoms - best way to check would be check your blood sugar during symptoms. Would recommend snacks in between meals. ...Read more

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Delayed period for 8days. Not pregnant. Feel dizzy and lightheaded. Stressed for the past 2 weeks. What is the cause?

Delayed period for 8days. Not pregnant. Feel dizzy and lightheaded. Stressed for the past 2 weeks. What is the cause?

Anovulatory month: it is very possible that your own stress and anxiety for the last two weeks has been enough to throw your period off and potentially keep you from ovulating this month in which case you will not have either a period at all or it may simply be delayed. ...Read more

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I got hms, recent back n neck pain, dizziness (lightheaded, spin), vomitting feel n headache. Stress n lack of sleep(finals). And advice?

I got hms, recent back n neck pain, dizziness (lightheaded, spin), vomitting feel n headache. Stress n lack of sleep(finals). And advice?

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, chest pain, palpitations, tremors, and parasthesia. Rec.: see your pcp for evaluation. ...Read more

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I've has these symptoms, headaches, leg twitching, weird sensation in arms, dizzy/lightheaded.. I have been stressed and had some anxiety..

I've has these symptoms, headaches, leg twitching, weird sensation in arms, dizzy/lightheaded..  I have been stressed and had some anxiety..

Symptoms: Our brain is very similar to how it was 50 thousand years ago.When it detected danger, threat vulnerability it caused us to fight or flee them. In order to do so it needed to prepare our body.Now our dangers are such that there is no place to run and no body to really fight (usually) - but the physical preparation still happens and manifests in many of the symptoms you describe. www.thecoachmd.com. ...Read more

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Can depression cause dizziness and lightheadedness aa wwll as passing out and chest pains?

Can depression cause dizziness and lightheadedness aa wwll as passing out and chest pains?

Depression: Depression can be associated with physical symptoms such as dizziness and lightheadedness. However, chest pains and passing out could be due to more serious causes such as heart problems. Therefore, you should be evaluated by a doctor. Depression can increase the risk of a heart attack in those with heart disease. ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness and lightheadedness and chest pains but EKG is fine as well as blood pressure? Have totally passed out and couldn't see

What can cause dizziness and lightheadedness and chest pains but EKG is fine as well as blood pressure? Have totally passed out and couldn't see

Arrythmia/Valve: This could be an intermittent dysrythmia/arrythmia and could also be a heart valve issue (less likley). It could also be dehydration, anxiety and some other more obscure diagnosis. Get over to your doctor or emergency room and get checked out. If this occurs again, go to the er or call 911. ...Read more

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Vertigo (Definition)

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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Lightheadedness (Definition)

Lightheadedness is a sensation of feeling faint or "light in the head". It may be a symptom of Low blood pressure, or hypotension, which occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. It may also occur when you are dehydrated, as my happen when severe morning ...Read more


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