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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).


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What causes dizziness?

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. Peter Kurzweil
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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).


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What does fever headache vommiting dizziness mean?

What does fever headache vommiting dizziness mean?

Infection: Could be influenza, could be intestinal infection, and if no fever, could be episode of migraine. Could improve over a few days, but if fever is high >103, or too much vomiting which could cause dehydration, you need to contact your doctor asap. ...Read more

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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

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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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What is the best way to treat dizziness caused by tmj?

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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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?

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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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Tip)

Managing Vertigo & Dizziness

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

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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

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. David Astrachan
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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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