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Doctor insights on: Dizziness And Tunnel Vision Causes

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When I stand up from sitting or laying down for a while I get dizzy and have tunnel vision. What can cause this?

When I stand up from sitting or laying down for a while I get dizzy and have tunnel vision. What can cause this?

Many things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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I'm getting dizziness and tunnel vision upon standing, what can cause this?

I'm getting dizziness and tunnel vision upon standing, what can cause this?

Blood flow!: Decreased blood flow to the brain can cuase these symptoms. Usually exacerbated when changing from lying or sitting position to standing. You may have a problem with your vertebral basilar arterial system. You need to see an ophthalmolgist or your pcp. Read more

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What causes dizziness and tunnel vision during exercise?

What causes dizziness and tunnel vision during exercise?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. Read more

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What are the causes of dizziness and tunnel vision/temporary loss of vision?

What are the causes of dizziness and tunnel vision/temporary loss of vision?

Blood pressure: The most frequent symptoms of low blood pressure can be dizziness and temporary loss of side vision (closing in). Be sure to have this checked out first with a simple blood pressure test. 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 dizziness that like you are up high and tunnel vision?

What causes dizziness that like you are up high and tunnel vision?

Many things: Vasospasm in the posterior circulation of the brain can do this. We see this with basilar migraine, HV syndrome, concussion, low blood pressure, hypoglycemia, etc. If it happens more than once let your doctor know. Read more

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Common dizziness and tunnel vision upon standing, what's wrong?

Common dizziness and tunnel vision upon standing, what's wrong?

Anemia, low BP: The symptoms you describe are most commonly due either to low blood count (anemai) or to low blood pressure. You should check with your family doctor to get these evaluated. Read more

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Dizzy frequently and tunnel vision?

Dizzy frequently and tunnel vision?

Low blood pressure?: If the symptoms are reliably triggered by changes in position (e.g. Standing from a seated or lying position), they may represent orthostatic hypotension, a drop in blood pressure brought on by movement. Your pcp can confirm this and help narrow down causes, such as dehydration, heart trouble, or neuropathy. Read more

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My husband is having temporary tunnel vision and dizziness. He also has major migraines more than 3 times a week. What could this be??

My husband is having temporary tunnel vision and dizziness. He also has major migraines more than 3 times a week. What could this be??

Complex migraine?: Looks like he needs to consult a neurologist given how frequently he has migraines. Stress and irregular eating and sleeping habit tend to trigger migraines. There are very effective treatment for migraine, and the sooner he gets to see a neurologist, the better his quality of life will be. Read more

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I'm having tunnel vision dizziness and almost fainting and my head is burning what could this be?

I'm having tunnel vision dizziness and almost fainting and my head is burning what could this be?

Several: Several things could be culprits, many of which are potentially dangerous. You need to see your doctor as soon as possible. Read more

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Sweating, tunnel vision, dizziness, nausea; will gatorade help?

Sweating, tunnel vision, dizziness, nausea; will gatorade help?

Tunnel vision: Your experiencing sweating, tunnel vision, dizziness along with nausea most likely are having coronary insufficiency! Take a baby aspirin, with gatorade or water and immediately call 911. Get to a cool restful place and lie down. Tell someone close by how you are feeling and that you may be having a heart attack and help has been called. If you have nitroglycerine tab take one. Get help. Read more

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Sweating, nausea, tunnel vision, dizziness today. Are those signs of dehydration?

Sweating, nausea, tunnel vision, dizziness today. Are those signs of dehydration?

Possible but: Cosider other causes like low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) whether you are diabetic or not. Also, sweating could cause dehydration specially with nausea preventing repletion leading to dizziness etc. This may need a closer look by your doc. Read more

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10 years I have had problems with being tired all the time and getting lightheaded and dizzy and I will get tunnel vision and trouble breathing?

10 years I have had problems with being tired all the time and getting lightheaded and dizzy and I will get tunnel vision and trouble breathing?

Dizzy: It is important to make sure you aren't anemic by doing a blood test of your hemoglobin, as well as making sure you are otherwise healthy. A cardiac and respiratory exam by a doctor is important, and a chest xray, ecg and other bloodwork is likely needed. Read more

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Getting bloodwork evrytime I get pale, sweaty, dizzy, &tunnel vision w/spots, I almost faint&i have to stay still for a while. Why do I feel that evytime?

Vasovagal response: You have an exaggerated response to drawing blood. Some people are just wired that way. You should probably lay down when giving blood to prevent an injury to you or the lab staff. Read more

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A 17 year old female gets short and very painful headaches along with dizziness. She walks weirdly at times and has tunnel vision in one eye. What could it be?

A 17 year old female gets short and very painful headaches along with dizziness. She walks weirdly at times and has tunnel vision in one eye. What could it be?

Hydrocephalus: Consider first seeing a neurologist as soon as possible. One possible reason is nph : normal pressure hydrocephalus which is a build up of excess fluid in the spinal column. This can be seen in young females who are obese (don't know your weight). Also multiple sclerosis needs to be excluded. Again go see a neurologist as soon as possible, don't wait. Read more

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I have pressure in my head, tunnel vision, shortness of breath, and lightheadedness. 1 month ago I had a severe bout of dizziness and disorientation.?

I have pressure in my head, tunnel vision, shortness of breath, and lightheadedness. 1 month ago I had a severe bout of dizziness and disorientation.?

Get medical help: There are many things that can cause this, but with acute symptoms like this, it would not be inappropriate to visit an er. Possible causes include severe hypertension, cardiac problems, hypoglycemia, panic attack, etc. Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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