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Feel dizzy with certain head movements. Once head is upright, dizziness goes away. Can this be caused by herniated disc compressing nerveroot?

Feel dizzy with certain head movements. Once head is upright, dizziness goes away. Can this be caused by herniated disc compressing nerveroot?

No.: The nerves that control dizziness are inside your head. Specifically your symptoms are very suggestive of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (bppv) treatment is epley canalith repositioning maneuvers easily found on you tube. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Bulging Disk (Definition)

Wear and tear can cause degeneration in the vertebral column, and cause discs to deteriorate. The supportive basket, nucleus fibrosis develops small tears. A bulge is minimal perhaps a few millimeters, and is clinically insignificant, but additional disc displacement such as protrusion or herniation may compress ...Read more


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My husband went to a chiropractor for upper back neck pain. He performed a neck adjustment and my husband has been dizzy 24/7 since. MRI and CT show no arterial dissection. He has a herniated disc at C6-C7. He's seen an ENT and orthopedic surgeon, and no

My husband went to a chiropractor for upper back neck pain. He performed a neck adjustment and my husband has been dizzy 24/7 since. MRI and CT show no arterial dissection. He has a herniated disc at C6-C7. He's seen an ENT and orthopedic surgeon, and no

Needs further evalua: Does he get dizzy when he turns our bend his neck? He may have instability. He needs a full cervical xray exam including bending views to check for instability. What did the MRI of the cervical spine show? Is there stenosis or cord compression? He should not have any manipulations on his neck any more. If his surgeon can not figure out what is going on, does not hurt to get a second opinion. ...Read more

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Possible causes of low cortisol, High testosterone&oestrodiol. I'm under endo but need advice. Symptoms: fatigue, dizziness, faintness, micropenis?

Possible causes of low cortisol, High testosterone&oestrodiol. I'm under endo but need advice. Symptoms: fatigue, dizziness, faintness, micropenis?

Endocrinologist: Your endocrinologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you in the presence of these complex endocrine abnormalities. The workup and treatment require special expertise that other physicians are lacking. ...Read more

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I have continuous faintness, nausea and dizziness?

I have continuous faintness, nausea and dizziness?

Meniere's disease: Do you feel like motion-sickness? It depends if your symptoms are associated with sudden head movements, it is possible you have benign vertigo or a kind of vestibular disorder in your inner ear. If your symptoms last for more than several days, you are advised to talk to your doctor for further evaluation. Some anti-nausea medications are quite effective to control your symptoms. ...Read more

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Will low sugar be causing extreme dizziness and faintness?

Will low sugar be causing extreme dizziness and faintness?

Yes: Blood sugar below 70 commonly causes this. However rapid drop in blood sugar, even if still above 70 can do the same things. ...Read more

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What to do if there's constant faintness, nausea and dizziness?

Not normal: You need further evaluation, at the very least blood tests. Other imaging tests of blood flow to your brain might help. Low blood pressure or another heart condition could be a concern. Reactions to medicines or ingested foods might be the cause. ...Read more

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Dizziness, numbness in the face, faintness, nausea, shortness of breath.

Dizziness, numbness in the face, faintness, nausea, shortness of breath.

Go to emergency room: If these are all new symptoms, and you have no other medical reason for them you need to be seen now. All of these could be seen in someone having a panic attack but unless this has happened in the past and you have been diagnosed with this disorder do not assume. There are many other reasons and some of them serious why you could be having these symptoms. Seek help in getting to the er. ...Read more

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This is Napoleon Vance, my mother Maebrel Vance is taking this drug Lisinopril and is suffering from the side effects of dizziness, faintness, lighthe?

This is Napoleon Vance, my mother Maebrel Vance is taking this drug Lisinopril and is suffering from the side effects of dizziness, faintness, lighthe?

Low blood pressure: She is probably having low blood pressure from the medicine. You need to monitor the BP in AM and Bedtime and of low then the dose should be adjusted ...Read more

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Ate breakfast and then 45 minutes later, dizziness, faintness, nausea, shaking etc. Ambo came and took my blood sugar it was 3.9. Why low after food?

Ate breakfast and then 45 minutes later, dizziness, faintness, nausea, shaking etc. Ambo came and took my blood sugar it was 3.9. Why low after food?

Low glucose: You were clearly had hypoglycemia (h) and are not diabetic on medications. The possible causes of h, in your case are, too much alcohol, severe illnesses of the liver, such as severe hepatitis, can cause hypoglycemia. Another cause is a rare tumor of the pancreas (insulinoma) may cause overproduction of insulin, resulting in hypoglycemia. See a physician for help with your problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am feeling Nausea and dizziness while my stomach is low on food. Sometimes the pain goes to the brain or I feel faintness. Once I am on Food its Ok?

PERHAPS you have: Low blood sugar issues. Please see your doctor. Also, make sure you eat regularly. Do not skip breakfast. Graze by eating a little protein every few hours. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Inner ear symptoms? High blood pressure and dizziness and faintness??

Inner ear symptoms? High blood pressure and dizziness and faintness??

Many question marks: Yet no question to really answer. The question you are trying to ask has remained behind in your head instead of on the paper in order for any of us to be able to see so we can answer it for you. ...Read more

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Dizziness or faintness for 5 months. I get tingling sensation near scalp then lightheaded. I have hypertension and heart palps.

You need evaluation: You have been having faintness and dizziness for 5 months and lighthededness and history of high blood pressure and heart palpitation.You should be evalated for all these, your BP should be controlled, cause of your palpitation found and treated and investigations done for lightheadedness, faintness, and dizziness
you should talk to your doctor and may need cardiac and neuro consult as well. So go. ...Read more

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Inside left ear swollen, dizziness, faintness, body gets flushed associated with this, like panic attk No fever, no highblood pressure, heart rate fin?

Inside left ear swollen, dizziness, faintness, body gets flushed associated with this, like panic attk No fever, no highblood pressure, heart rate fin?

Dizziness: Knowing the patient age helps some.
It could be from a labrythine disorder itself. In an older individual with other risk factors like diabetes, hypertension need to think of vertigo related to intracranial pathology like stroke, aneurysm etc. It may happen with anxiety also. A physical exam would help. ...Read more

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What could be an underlining cause of random dizziness or feeling faint?

What could be an underlining cause of random dizziness or feeling faint?

Dizziness=Faintness?: Are you saying "dizzy" meaning feeling lightheaded or faint as if you were going to pass out? Have you? Medications are an important cause especially either blood pressure medication or medications used to treat diabetes. Many other causes exist including types of migraine headaches. A good physical examination and history by your primary doctor will help figure it out with you. ...Read more

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What could cause dizziness after eating? For instance eating only half a hot pocket has left me feeling faint.

Hypoglycemia: Dizziness after eating a high carbohydrate meal can be due to: sugar spike, then crash depending how long after you ate symptoms began. Also be sure not dehydrated, do not have diabetes or are not pregnant. See md if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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If you BP is lower than average normally, what night cause a sudden drop resulting in feeling faint, weak or dizzy. Or could anxiety be the cause?

If you BP is lower than average normally, what night cause a sudden drop resulting in feeling faint, weak or dizzy. Or could anxiety be the cause?

Low BP: There are various reasons for your BP to drop below a normal range (dehydration, anemia, infection, orthostatic). I am not sure how low your BP was or if you actually checked it during this episode that you described. Anxiety would not lower your blood pressure. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Blood pressure 168/105. What need to be done and does it cause dizziness and lightheadness. And feeling faint. Or fatigue after wards.

Blood pressure 168/105. What need to be done and does it cause dizziness and lightheadness. And feeling faint. Or fatigue after wards.

You need evaluation: A 23yo woman with extremely high blood pressure needs a medical evaluation. You are setting yourself up for kidney failure, stroke, heart attack and a life time of problems. Get medical attention and treatment as soon as possible. You will have more symptoms of fatigue, lightheaded etc. If you go untreated than you will if you are well managed by a medical professional. ...Read more

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Tremors in my hands uncontrollably for over a week with no cause. Light headed and dizzy, my whole body feels weak like jello and feeling faint. Help!

Tremors in my hands uncontrollably for over a week with no cause. Light headed and dizzy, my whole body feels weak like jello and feeling faint. Help!

Go to the hospital: LuciL you sound seriously dehydrated or perhaps profoundly anemic. You may have been losing blood from an ovarian cyst or from something else (internal bleeding). This is a dangerous situation with probably very low blood pressure and you could die or pass out while driving for example, so please drink something salty right now and call 911 or have someone drive you to hospital. ...Read more

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Sudden dizziness, arms felt cold, nausea, and feeling faint, so went to ER. EKG normal, chest X-ray & brain CT & blood tests ok but low potassium. Sent home. Can Low potassium cause these symptoms?

Sudden dizziness, arms felt cold, nausea, and feeling faint, so went to ER. EKG normal, chest X-ray & brain CT & blood tests ok but low potassium. Sent home. Can Low potassium cause these symptoms?

Not likely: Your symptoms & the rapidity with which everything seems to have come on speaks in favor of what we refer to as a VASOVAGAL reaction. For some reason you suddenly had a stimulation by the Vagus Nerve of your cardiovascular system which would've dropped your blood pressure & heart rate by a fair amount. Since you were sent home from the ER I'm sure your potassium wasn't THAT LOW to be of concern. ...Read more

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Why do I get really dizzy when exercising (has caused me to faint)? How do I prevent it happening?

Why do I get really dizzy when exercising (has caused me to faint)? How do I prevent it happening?

Prevention depends: On the cause of your dizziness. It could caused by problems with heart, blood, lungs, blood vessels, or even inner ear. Fainting is dangerous because you can cause injury to yourself or others, so you should see a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What could cause me to frequently feel dizzy and faint?

What could cause me to frequently feel dizzy and faint?

Many things: The most frequent cause is mild dehydration. Other causes could included heart disease or rhythm disturbance, too man y medications, autonomic dysfunction and other issues. If drinking more water and less caffeine and alcohol doesn't fix this in a few days, or if you pass out you should see a doctor soon. ...Read more

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What causes feling faint and dizzy? As well as feeling like you're in a fog? Simliar to the feeling of pain kllers. Only im not taking anything.

What causes feling faint and dizzy? As well as feeling like you're in a fog? Simliar to the feeling of pain kllers. Only im not taking anything.

Many things: Many things can cause this including dehydration, sugar issues, thyroid disorders and even psychiatric issues such as severe depression, etc. You need a thorough evaluation with your doctor. ...Read more

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I get extremly dizzy shakey and sick if I don't eat very regularly and especially if I don't eat quick enough the morning. Causes me to feel faint week?

? hypoglycemia: One possibility is hypoglcemia. Your md would arrange proper testing to include blood sugar levels, fasting and at various times during the day, along with testing you body's Insulin levels. Less likely possibilities include deficiencies of thyroid and adrenal hormones. ...Read more

Dr. Rajiva Goyal
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Syncope (Definition)

Loss of consciousness and postural tone caused by diminished cerebral blood flow. Syncope may indicate a particular medical condition, however often it may occur in an otherwise healthy individual. It is a common problem, accounting for 3% ...Read more


Dr. Bernard Seif
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Fainting (Definition)

Faintness is a clinical finding similar to a loss of consciousness and collapse. This can include ...Read more