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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. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more


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What causes Dizziness?

What causes Dizziness?

Dizziness-many cause: Dizziness is a symptom, not a diagnosis. This means many different causes of many different diseases may affect our balance, creating a lightheaded sensation, unsteadiness when changing positions, and occasionally a rotating sensation. The diagnosis in each individual is suggested most by major symptom, frequency and duration of symptom, what causes, what relieves, and presence of numerous meds. ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness?

What can cause dizziness?

See your doctor: These symptoms can't be solved in this forum. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What could cause dizziness?

What could cause dizziness?

Many things: Difficulties with the inner ear and migraines are common causes of dizziness, but there are multiple other possible causes including your heart or neurological problems. Good place to start would be with your primary care or ENT doctor ...Read more

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Is ginger good for dizziness?

Herbal Therapy: Homeopathic ingredients such as cocculus indicus, lobelia inflata and gelsemium have proven to highly effective in relieving the symptoms of dizziness, weakness, fainting, fatigue, headaches and emotional upsets. However, you need to see your doctor to make sure you have nothing serious. ...Read more

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What to do to stop dizziness?

Depends on the cause: There are too many causes of dizziness to list. Low blood pressure, low blood sugar, anemia, dehydration, hypothyroidism, problems with ear, and on and on... They all have different treatments--see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What causes a sudden dizziness?

What causes a sudden dizziness?

Many Causes: Many things cause sudden dizziness. It could be an inner ear problem, heart condition, low blood sugar, vagal response, nerve condition or simply dehydration. If it is a recurring thing, it is time to see your doctor and have it examined further. One time episodes can be a sign of something worse, so unless you are generally a healthy person, evaluation of your dizziness is important. ...Read more

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When is dizziness an emergency?

When is dizziness an emergency?

On dizziness: Dizziness is a common symptom caused by a number of different factors, some that are benign and some that are serious. I would be concerned about dizziness that affected walking severely, dizziness associated with long-lasting double vision, clumsiness in one arm, or intractable vomiting. Sometimes these are signs of a problem with the brain. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How do I relieve the dizziness?

How do I relieve the dizziness?

Remedies: Provide fluids and rest to start. If not relieved make sure to provide some easy source of calories to raise blood sugar. providing a decongestant may be helpful if age appropriate and there are allergy or sinus symptoms coexisting ...Read more

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What can cause sudden dizziness?

Many things: The cause of your dizziness can only be determined by a careful history in regards to what you experience when you feel dizzy, how long it lasts, what other symptoms it is associated with you. The determination begins with your doctor. ...Read more

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Best way to deal with dizziness?

Best way to deal with dizziness?

Depends: Dizziness is usually under the control of the inner ear structures (semicircular canals). Any infection or fluid in the middle or inner ear, nasal allergies, sinus infections can affect dizziness. Hypotension (low blood pressure) from anemia, high blood pressure medication or problems with blood flow to the ear structures (heart or carotid artery occlusion) and should be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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What are the causes of dizziness?

Probale inner ear: When asked to explain dizziness; most patients describe it as a feeling of one or more of "lightheaded, spinning, tilting, falling, loss of balance" triggered by change of head or body position. It is probably due to irritation of nerve of inner ear by (otoconia) which are gravels in ear. Some patients may call a feeling of faintness as dizzy but this is rare. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Dizziness?

What are the tests for Dizziness?

Ekg, BP, CT or MRI: The symptom of dizziness may be from a circulation problem, a heart problem or a neurologic problem. Your Doctor may check your blood pressure in different positions to see if the dizziness is from blood pooling in the lower part of the body, he will check your heart with an ekg. The tests for neurologic problems would involve some king of imaging or the brain including, MRI or Ct scan. ...Read more

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What can cause morning dizziness?

What can cause morning dizziness?

What is dizziness?: Dizziness is a non-medical term, which is vague & non-diagnostic because it means many different things. Common meanings such as lightheadedness, floating, near-fainting, spinning are well-known but there at least 50 other descriptions of this non-descript word. What is your "dizziness"? Define it better to get a better answer. ...Read more

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Continuous dizziness past 1 week?

Continuous dizziness past 1 week?

See a doctor: There are many many causes for dizziness. If this has been going on for a week, you really should see a doctor and get checked out. ...Read more

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What causes one to have dizziness?

What causes one to have dizziness?

Lots: Not a specific symptom- lightheaded? Fell like impending faint? Equilibrium off? Room spinning? You spinning? Related to position or position change? All have different causes; can be related to sinus, inner ear, brian issues; blood pressure or heart rhythm problems, dehydration, medications. Worth a doctor visit esp if recurring, chronic, assoc wi/ visual, hearing changes, headaches, etc. ...Read more

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Why does swinging cause dizziness?

Why does swinging cause dizziness?

Vertigo: You probably have positional vertigo. During swinging there is change of head and body position which triggers vertigo. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness all the time?

What causes dizziness all the time?

Constant dizziness: Dizziness describes different sensations to different people. Do you mean a spinning sensation, a feeling of faintness, or a sensation of unsteadiness when you walk? These different symptoms can be caused by disruption of different parts of the balance system. Inner ear inflammation, a tumor along the hearing/balance nerve, heart muscle or rhythm issues, brain anomalies, medications, among others. ...Read more

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Could certain foods cause dizziness?

Don't think so: Foods themselves do not cause dizziness. If you have an abnormal release of Insulin in response to certain foods then your sugar could drop suddenly causing the sense of dizziness. ...Read more

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Does lazanopam help with dizziness!?

Does lazanopam help with dizziness!?

Maybe: There is no cure for dizziness. Serious disorders of the ears or brain need to be excluded. Then a trial of treatment is reasonable. Any treatment may improve the condition, do nothing, or make it worse. The only answer comes with trial and monitoring effects. ...Read more