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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Overview)

Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room is spinning or moving).


Dr. Jed Kwartler
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
33 years in practice
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What causes dizziness?

Dr. Jed Kwartler
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
33 years in practice
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What causes dizziness?

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 more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Overview)

Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room is spinning or moving).


Dr. James Cunnar
Board Certified, Family Medicine
22 years in practice
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What does fever headache vommiting dizziness mean?

Dr. James Cunnar
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What does fever headache vommiting dizziness mean?

A number of things: Sounds like you have an infection of some sort. Push fluids, take Acetaminophen for the fever and get rest. If the symptoms persist seek care for a definitive diagnosis. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Tip)

Managing Vertigo & Dizziness

Dizziness with change from lying/sitting to standing suggests you may need more fluids. ...See more

Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
31 years in practice
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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Checklist)

Avoid driving while you have symptoms
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Wear shoes without heels
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Dr. David Astrachan
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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What is the best way to treat dizziness caused by tmj?

Dr. David Astrachan
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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What is the best way to treat dizziness caused by tmj?

Stop chewing: Soft diet, antiinflammatories, ice, dental evaluation. No gum ever again. There is a special mouth guard called an nti device that your dentist can make that is especially helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Neil Gottehrer
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
45 years in practice
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My daughter is 14 and has been complaining of a headache and dizziness since last week, what could this be and how can it be treated?

Dr. Neil Gottehrer
Board Certified, Cosmetic Dentistry
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My daughter is 14 and has been complaining of a headache and dizziness since last week, what could this be and how can it be treated?

Could be coming from: Jaw problems, ie grind or clench of teeth, very common in kids as well as adults, can cause headaches and dizziness. Should see experienced dentist and neurologist if not from a jaw condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
31 years in practice
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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Tip)

Managing Vertigo & Dizziness

Side to side vertigo is more common than head over heels vertigo. ...See more

Dr. Lawrence Katz
Board Certified, General Practice
28 years in practice
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Is amitryptilline 12.5 mg really effective in treating anxiety? Because i still find myself having confusion, dizziness, concentration problems

Dr. Lawrence Katz
Board Certified, General Practice
28 years in practice
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Low dose!: Newer medicines or a higher dose may be more helpful. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What can cause extreme anxiety? And is there an easy treatment? Sympthoms include: dizzy, light headed, some breathing issues, and hard to fall asleep

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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What can cause extreme anxiety? And is there an easy treatment? Sympthoms include: dizzy, light headed, some breathing issues, and hard to fall asleep

Panic attacks: Panic attacks and panic disorder can cause extreme anxiety. You would need a full evaluation to know which it is -- panic attacks can occur in several disorders. Usual treatments include ssri antidepressants, along with psychotherapy. If this is full panic disorder, you will likely need help. In the meantime you can start practicing dr. Weil's breathing exercise: http://tinyurl.Com/9cxx2c6. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Tip)

Managing Vertigo & Dizziness

Get your ears checked. It's one possible cause. ...See more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Vertigo (Definition)

Vertigo is a clinical finding where one is standing still but feels like the room is in motion, spinning around him. Vertigo is ...Read more


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