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Do taller people get dizziness more easily because their heads are farther from their hearts?

Do taller people get dizziness more easily because their heads are farther from their hearts?

Giraffe syndrome?: The answer is no unless your heart isn't pumping properly, blood pressure is too low or you have a blockage in carotid and / or vertebral arteries. But these things also happen to short people--so you don't have to be a giraffe to get dizzy! ...Read more

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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My heart rate keeps dropping from 50-60 to 39/38 I get tired easily & cannot exercise as much. I feel dizzy & it feels like blood rushing in my head?

My heart rate keeps dropping from 50-60 to 39/38 I get tired easily & cannot exercise as much. I feel dizzy & it feels like blood rushing in my head?

Call Emergency: This heart rate is too low, and if it is causing you symptoms, then it is an urgent situation. I suggest you call for emergency medical assistance. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I stand up and get dizzy? My head feels hot, and my heart rate increases.

What does it mean when I stand up and get dizzy? My head feels hot, and my heart rate increases.

Orthostatic hypotens: The significance has to do with the problems caused by dropping blood pressure with position change. This can be very problematic for people. See the following wiki for more details:

http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/orthostatic_hypotension. ...Read more

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Lately I've been having troubles breathing, my head goes dizzy and numbs up as well I get severe pains throughout my heart?

Lately I've been having troubles breathing, my head goes dizzy and numbs up as well I get severe pains throughout my heart?

Chest pain: 'heart pain' unlikely although conditions such as pericarditis and angina can occur. Likely symptoms non cardiac, panic attacks? Many non cardiac conditions can do this and to impression does not sound cardiac but still see pcp. ...Read more

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Been having weird pulses in my head? It sort of feels like a heart beat. It lasts for maybe 2 seconds and I get dizzy right afterwards. What is this?

Been having weird pulses in my head? It sort of feels like a heart beat. It lasts for maybe 2 seconds and I get dizzy right afterwards. What is this?

Hard to say: You need a recording of your heart's activity during a spell to determine if it's truly heart related and, if so, what's actually happening. The best way to accomplish that is to ask for a 24 hour (holter) recording. ...Read more

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I've got a horrible headache. Everytime I stand up I get very dizzy and everything goes black. My head will throb and my heart beats really fast.?

I've got a horrible headache. Everytime I stand up I get very dizzy and everything goes black. My head will throb and my heart beats really fast.?

Headache dizzy: Your symptoms are concerning for orthostasis, make a prompt appointment for a thorough history and physical examination including checking of blood pressure supine sitting and standing ...Read more

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Sometimes when I stand up I get sudden pressure in my head, my heart beat is a little wonky and I feel dizzy. Could this by my ms?

Sometimes when I stand up I get sudden pressure in my head, my heart beat is a little wonky and I feel dizzy. Could this by my ms?

Not necessarily.: Your description raises concern of possible postural blood pressure drop, which could be a medication adverse reaction, but also, associated with a migrainous phenomenon. I do not see a medication to control your ms, only the steroids, which I presume are being used for a relapse. Would suggest starting a potent ms agent soon, and supplementing vitamin d. Have your doc assess all mentioned. ...Read more

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What can pain in your right chest mean? I get dizzy and light-headed with it. It's not heart burn!

Get it looked at: Remember that right chest pain and young age doesn't rule out angina so let your doctor check. On the less severe side it could be lung related, acid reflux, constipation gall bladder spasm, muscle spasm, endometriosis, your doctor can ask more questions examine you and order more tests to clear the picture up. ...Read more

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Fever, chills, dizziness, light headed, high heart rate, going on for over 1 week. Out of breath easily. No other symptoms currently.

Fever, chills, dizziness, light headed, high heart rate, going on for over 1 week. Out of breath easily. No other symptoms currently.

Infection: Sounds like an infection, possibly viral, possibly bacterial, walking pneumonia for instance or influenza. A week is quite a long. Since you are of breath easily I would suggest going to see your doctor, you made need an Xray. ...Read more

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If I had heart failure and artery blockage would I still be able to get through a workout without angina and pain I am dizzy light headed though?

If I had heart failure and artery blockage would I still be able to get through a workout without angina and pain I am dizzy light headed though?

Yes you could.: You should be under the watchful eye of a good cardiologist who is making recommendations about what is and is not safe exercise for you. Anyone who is 31 with a history of CHF and CAD should be carefully educated about their disease and already know the answer to this question. Follow up with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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A Doc told me he doesn't think I have a RBBB a in heart and could be mitral valve bc he didn't hear a "click". I get dizzy and head rushes at times?

A Doc told me he doesn't think I have a RBBB a in heart and could be mitral valve bc he didn't hear a "click". I get dizzy and head rushes at times?

Barlow's?: 30's female w. dizziness & head rushes has had cardiology evaluation & concern for mitral valve prolapse (MVP). MVP is associated with Hypermobility Syndrome, wherein the valve is made of same body tissues as ligaments. MVP manifests via panic attacks with tachycardia, dizziness, shortness of breath & fear. Another name for MVP is Barlow's Disease. Severe manifestation is P.O.T.S. ...Read more

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How do you know if you're having panic attacks? Outta no where I get nervous sweat heart and mind race sometimes get dizzy how can I make this stop?

How do you know if you're having panic attacks? Outta no where I get nervous sweat heart and mind race sometimes get dizzy how can I make this stop?

Sounds like it: The missing usual symptom is the sensation that you are going to die (during attack / as result of it). Unfortunately, only long-term resolution is to address whatever is triggering them. This requires seeing a therapist/psychologist to identify problem. Your dr or a psychiatrist can work with you & therapist to rx meds to reduce severity of symptoms while working on problem. Get seen. ...Read more

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I have a heart murmur, during exercise I get jaw ache, shoulder and arm pain. I get shortness of breathe and dizzy. Better with rest but is repetitive?

I have a heart murmur, during exercise I get jaw ache, shoulder and arm pain. I get shortness of breathe and dizzy. Better with rest but is repetitive?

Report: Report your symptoms to your General Physician. Complete cardiac evaluation is in order. Referral to Cardiologist may be required. Do not exercise until you are screened. ...Read more

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I had a migraine in class then chest pains & it felt like someone was squeezing my heart. I was dizzy & light headed. What happened?

I had a migraine in class then chest pains & it felt like someone was squeezing my heart. I was dizzy & light headed. What happened?

Migraine: It might have all been related to the Migraine. Also there could have been some elements of an anxiety attack that would have been similar. If this is not typical of your Migraines then go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you maybe explain what happened to me? Was shopping and in line heard a click in head and got dizzy and heart started beating. It scared me

Can you maybe explain what happened to me? Was shopping and in line heard a click in head and got dizzy and heart started beating. It scared me

Dehydrated: Could you have been dehydrated? Hypoglycemic? Did you feel panicky as if you just had to jump out of line and get away from all the people? Shortness of breath or feelings of impending doom in the store? You may benefit from a good physical examination. ...Read more

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I am getting dizzy while in bed or when I lift my head. The only thing I've changed is that I am not eating meat. Heart press. Is 133/80 pulse 77?

I am getting dizzy while in bed or when I lift my head. The only thing I've changed is that I am not eating meat. Heart press. Is 133/80 pulse 77?

Poss. Benign Vertigo: Possible benign possitional vertigo episode. Need exercises for inner ear like "epley manneuver or others" (check videos in the internet). Maybe Meclizine could help. Will go away in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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I think my heart isn't supplying enough blood to my head which is making me dizzy and tired and I was wondering if there is medication to correct that?

I think my heart isn't supplying enough blood to my head which is making me dizzy and tired and I was wondering if there is medication to correct that?

Check vital signs: If there is any suspicion for this, it needs to be confirmed with a check of your vital signs first. Are you blood pressure and pulse rate normal? If you have a systolic BP more than 100 mmhg, and pulse above 50 bmp, it is unlikely that your symptoms are related to your heart. ...Read more

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Does congestive heart desease cause pressure in head, dizziness and small headaches?

Does congestive heart desease cause pressure in head, dizziness and small headaches?

Cardiac congestion: Congestive heart failure (CHF) commonly can cause one of these 3 symptoms--dizziness. This is because the blood pressure is usually low, and can be made lower by the diuretics used to treat chf; it also tends to be fast. Both of these factors predispose to dizziness. The other 2 symptoms are not commonly due to chf, but are common with many of the medications used to treat chf. ...Read more

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I hv migraine & sometimes dizziness with head movemnts. I also constantly feel like my heart is beating (like actual heart beat) inside head. No pain.

I hv migraine & sometimes dizziness with head movemnts. I also constantly feel like my heart is beating (like actual heart beat) inside head. No pain.

Bppv: migraine sufferer is at higher risk for BPPV which causes positional vertigo (due to a dislodged stone in your ear). it is fixed by an Epley maneuver. Alternatively you could be having a vestibular migraine where vertigo is part of it and is not going to be improved by an Epley. You need to talk to a neurologist to adress all this and consider prophylactic medication if your headaches are frequent ...Read more

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What kind of dr. Should I take my husband to see for his dizzy head? We have gone to his heart dr. They took him off Lasix (furosemide) but he is still having pro

What kind of dr. Should I take my husband to see for his dizzy head? We have gone to his heart dr. They took him off Lasix (furosemide) but he is still having pro

Primary care doc: "dizzy" is a primary care issue. Sometimes referral is needed to neurology, cardiology or rarely others. Sounds like cardiology may have partially addressed their concerns by reducing lasix (furosemide). You should have f/u with the cardiologist. Continued problems should be addressed through your regular doc. ...Read more

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I'm 27 years old, weight lifter. Woke up at 5:00, felt dizzy, nasea, and my heart was pounding fast. Was extremely light headed. What's wrong?

I'm 27 years old, weight lifter. Woke up at 5:00, felt dizzy, nasea, and my heart was pounding fast. Was extremely light headed. What's wrong?

See your doctor: The symptoms you describe could be due to multiple conditions ranging from pre-syncope (near fainting), anxiety, cardiac related symptoms or dehydration. It may be best to see a physician for an assessment to help you narrow down the potential cause for your symptoms especially if they are recurrent. ...Read more

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I have been feeling dizzy, light headed, and occasional chest pain. My heart starts racing at random times. This has been months if not a year.

Cardiac arrhythmia: Please be seen by your PCP for a Cardiology specialist referral to rule out cardiac illnesses such as arrhythmias.
It would be helpful to have a Holter or event monitor done if your ECG is normal. In the meantime, avoid energy drinks, other caffeinated beverages, and decongestant stimulants. Please go to the ER immediately for chest pain or pressure, shortness of breath, feeling lightheaded. ...Read more