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Chronic Lightheadedness Causes
Can a dysfunctional gallbladder cause constant dizziness or lightheadedness, chronic headaches (esp. Behind eyes and ears) and sensitivity to light?
Gallbladder: Biliary dyskinesia is the name for a dysfunctional gallbladder. It can be associate with vague, intermittent abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, often associated with meals. It rarely hospitalized patients. It is diagnosed by functional studies of the gallbladder. Often called a hida scan. It would not be associated with chronic headaches or dizziness unless you are becoming dehydrated. ...Read more
Low blood to brain.: Light-headedness is usually caused by a decrease in blood flow to the brain. This can occur with position changes, such as standing up suddenly. It can also occur if blood counts are low, such as in anemia. Sometimes irregular heart beats can cause similar symptoms. Discuss your situation with your doctor. ...Read more
Low blood pressure: You may be experiencing some degree of postural hypotension, where BP drops on standing. This could be secondary to meds, such as anti-hypertensives, dehydation, and rarely, dysautonomias. It is not unique for some migraine pts to report this, in absence of blood pressure changes, and rarely, this is seen in inner ear disorders, such as meniere's. ...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
It Sure Can: All of the physical symptoms of anxiety r directly the result of the cascade of physiological events that get triggered when ur primitive fear ; rage brain centers sense danger. Learn about this "fight or flight or freeze" response. See: http://bit. Ly/wzhvqo once u understand the physiology of anxiety, the symptoms make sense. This doesn't make them feel less unpleasant necessarily though! ...Read more
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more
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
Not ok: This is not ok. While there are many possible causes, it will take a clever physician to determine the reason for your headaches. I am sure your PCP is clever and recommend you see him/her. ...Read more
Ice pick or SUNCT headaches can be like this- they may be very painful and very short lasting. They can be treated well too
http://www. Neurocuro. Com/sunct-headache/ ...Read more
What would cause severe lightheadedness and body feels heavy and weak? And what can be done to make it go away?
Not enough info: Need more information to figure this out. What makes it better or worse? Have you seen a doctor about this yet? ...Read more
Fight or Flight:
Common physical symptoms of anxiety include:
◾Stomach upset or dizziness.
◾Frequent urination or diarrhea.
◾Shortness of breath.
◾Tremors and twitches.
Anxiety usually leads to a sympathetic nervous system response (Fight or Flight) which often causes the above symptoms. Medication and other conditions should also be ruled out. ...Read more
Not likely: Dizziness is usually not caused by seasonal allergies. But some medicines used to treat allergies may cause dizziness, such as first generation antihistamines, Diphenhydramine or chlorpheniramine. Make sure that you talk to your doctor about your problem and see if there's something else that may be causing your symptom. ...Read more
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
Sudden feeling of lightheadedness and weakness, BP 119/74, pulse 111. Should I be worried? Possible causes?
Dehydrated?: You may just be volume depleted, particularly if your light headedness occurred when you stood up. Drink extra non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic liquids. If your symptoms persist, see your doctor to get evaluated. ...Read more
I have intense vertigo episodes at random with lightheadedness. During these, I feel akin to being stoned. What could be the cause?
Vertigo symptoms: Vertigo can often be caused by vestibular dysfunction, however it is not a specific or sensitive symptom. It is important to know what aggravates the vertigo. Is it after coughing and sneezing? How long do the attacks occur for? Is there a head movement or posture associated with an attack? Have you had any recent Trauma? Have you been sick recently? Balanced diet? Talk to your PCP asap ...Read more
I have lightheadedness and frequent headaches. I cant get out of bed at mornings because I feel some heaviness in my body. What can cause this?
Unknown: It sounds as if you are not feeling well at all. Unfortunately it is impossible to know what the cause is without further information. It sounds like you are feeling poorly enough to need a genuine medical exam. Please see a medical provider soon! Hope you are feeling better soon. ...Read more
What are the causes of lightheadedness at night and difficulty to sleep I have lost weight? What nutruents I might not be getting if this happens?
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