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What causes lightheadedness and dizziness?

What causes lightheadedness and dizziness?

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

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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What causes sudden dizziness and nausea with balance problems?

What causes sudden dizziness and nausea with balance problems?

Vertigo: The symptoms you describe suggest a diagnosis of an inner ear problem called labarynthitis. Causes are multiple, some benign and some serious. If symptoms are persistant, serious problems are more likely. See your family doctor to discuss this matter further and to determine if further evaluation is required. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of earache, headache and lightheadedness?

What are possible causes of earache, headache and lightheadedness?

Infection: It is possible that you have an ear or sinus infection causing those symptoms - see your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dizziness and shakiness?

What are the causes of dizziness and shakiness?

Glucose level: If it is too low, or to high. Even your blood pressure being too low or too high. Inner ear disease may also be a cause of dizziness/being unsteady. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dizziness fainting and tunnel vision?

What are the causes of dizziness fainting and tunnel vision?

BP problem: Usually this is a postural hypotensive issue that can occur if you are anemic or have a weakly responsive vascular system to such activities as standing up after crouching or sitting for a long time. If this is consistent, and the vision recovers fully in between, then your family doctor should be contacted for an analysis of your cardiovascular system. ...Read more

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What causes vertigo and tinnitus?

What causes vertigo and tinnitus?

Many things: While inner ear problems like meniere's are on the list, the list is long and includes migraines. Only a good medical evaluation by your doctor, testing, and possibly ENT or neurology evaluations can really answer this. ...Read more

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Frequent feeling of dizziness and headaches why?? vertigo?

Frequent feeling of dizziness and headaches why?? vertigo?

Complex: For age 21, you have multiple issues, and your symptoms could be secondary to your medication, but you may also be developing migraine problems. Have your physician assess your entire picture, as this is neither simple nor straightforwards. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness and temporary loss of vision?

What causes dizziness and temporary loss of vision?

More than one thing: This could be neurologic, cat this could be migraine it needs evaluation. You want to prevent temporary to become more lasting. ...Read more

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Are headaches in the back of head, lightheadedness and nausea common symptoms of hyperparathyroidism?

Are headaches in the back of head, lightheadedness and nausea common symptoms of hyperparathyroidism?

Hyperparathyroidism: Your symptoms could be those of hyperparathyroidism (h). The diagnosis of h is easy. Ask your doctor to obtain a intact pth, calcium (c), phosphorus (p) and Albumin levels to see if your PTH is elevated at the same time your c is, along with a low p. The Albumin is drawn to arrive at a corrected level of c. If these values are not present, you do not have h. Speak to your physician and good luck. ...Read more

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What are the common causes dizziness and loss of memory?

Dizziness & memory: Dizziness and memory loss occurring together should prompt a visit to your primary doctor or neurologist. Conditions like stroke or other neurologic disorders need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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What can cause severe dizziness almost vertigo, headaches, and fatigue?

What can cause severe dizziness almost vertigo, headaches, and fatigue?

A long list: Many different things can potentially cause this constellation of symptoms that you describe, including: high blood pressure, anemia, very high blood sugar, abnormal thyroid function, abnormal electrolytes, and less often neurological illness. Given how nonspecific these symptoms are, it's important you have a thorough exam and evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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What another symptoms can vertigo cause besides for dizziness and lightheadedness?

What another symptoms can vertigo cause besides for dizziness and lightheadedness?

Vomiting: Vertigo is the sensation of movement when you are not moving. For most people this causes nausea and vomiting. The sensation comes from ear and brain centers that are designed for balance and orientation. When they are off kilter we sense movement and get very disoriented. The cause may be quite complex. A thorough evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Can anxiety really cause a feeling of dizziness or vertigo?

Can anxiety really cause a feeling of dizziness or vertigo?

Yes: Dizziness and/or vertigo are possible symptoms of anxiety, depending on the severity. Please see your doctor if this continues. ...Read more

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What are main symptoms and causes of vertigo?

What are main symptoms and causes of vertigo?

Vertigo: Sensation of severe spinning, self or surrounding, swaying or rocking sensation, usually associated with nausea and may be vomiting. Causes include inner ear infection, meniere's disease, positional vertigo, autoimmune disease of inner ear and others. See an ENT doctor! ...Read more

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Of what simptoms are tinnitus,vomiting and dizziness??

Of what simptoms are tinnitus,vomiting and dizziness??

Many things: .....vestibular neuritis, Ménière's disease, infection, acoustic neuroma or neoplasm, medication side effect or toxicity, TMJ disorders, vascular disease, nerve damage...to name a few! ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause migraines and dizziness and confusion?

It can, but ......: It can, but you need to see your pcp for further evaluation and to rule out more serious issues, like a brain tumor for example. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of dizziness, headaches, ringing in ears, and blurred vision?

What could be the cause of dizziness, headaches, ringing in ears, and blurred vision?

Many possibilities: The constellation of symptoms you describe could be due to many things, some of concern, some not. I would strongly suggest you see your primary care doctor for an evaluation. It could be as simple as high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What are the causes of headaches, numbness, dizziness, stomach pains?

What are the causes of headaches, numbness, dizziness, stomach pains?

Well each of these: Symptoms has multiple causes. So headaches can be from literally thousands of things. Numbness is also neurological. Dizziness is usually inner ear or posterior fossa of the brain. But again thousands of things can cause dizziness. Stomach pains are also fairly non specific. When you describe this symptom complex it is still not specific enough. If they persist you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes dizzy spells and nausea and short of breathe?

What causes dizzy spells and nausea and short of breathe?

Anxiety?: My first thought would be anxiety. See your doctor about an evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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