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Does Pneumonia Cause Dizziness
Chemicals: Infections cause the release of chemicals ( interleukins) from white cells. These chemicals are extremely potent and mediate a variety of host responses to infection including raising your temperature. Your body seems to fight a bit better at warmer temps and some bacteria don't do as well. ...Read more
Maybe: Dizziness is a very ambiguous and subjective word that can mean many things. Nystagmus is an objective finding. That means, a good doc can examine a patient and determine if they have nystagmus.It means the eyes are rhythmically moving in a particular direction.The direction and speed can be useful in making a diagnosis. Not all dizziness results in nystagmus as nystagmus usually means inner ear. ...Read more
It Sure Can: All of the physical symptoms of anxiety r directly the result of the cascade of physiological events that get triggered when ur primitive fear ; rage brain centers sense danger. Learn about this "fight or flight or freeze" response. See: http://bit.Ly/wzhvqo once u understand the physiology of anxiety, the symptoms make sense. This doesn't make them feel less unpleasant necessarily though! ...Read more
"Maybe".....: Some people get lightheaded / dizzy / "giddy" or other adjectives to describe an unpleasant sensation in response to some smells or other stimuli. If you are normal when away from the odor and symptomatic when near it, then it is likely the culprit. If symptoms persist, then may be something else and coincidence, so see your Dr to be sure. ...Read more
Not sure : Gastritis is defined as inflammation of the stomach lining due to high levels of acid production. Other causes include using pain killers ( Aspirin , Indomethacin etc). Gastroesophageal reflux ( heartburn) is associated with the above conditions . There is association between uncontrolled heart burn and asthma though it is controversial. I do not see a direct link between gastritis and breathing. ...Read more
Yes: Fever, chills, headache, nausea and vomiting , stiff neck, alterations in mental status are all quite commonly seen. Acute meningitis is an infectious disease emergency. There are chronic forms of meningitis which do not require as rapid attention, but anybody suspecting this disease should see a doctor asap. ...Read more
Many things: Sometimes stomach discomfort can cause what is known as a vagal response, which while not dangerous, can cause low blood pressure and dizziness. The greatest concern would be if the heart burn was related to blood loss, which could also cause dizziness. A great many things not related to the digestive tract can also cause dizziness. ...Read more
Dizziness: Drop in blood pressure with change in posture, usually going from sitting to standing will cause decreased blood flow to the brain which will typically result in lightheadedness. In the most serious of situations, it could cause enough lightheadedness to cause a fall. See your doctor. There are many different causes from medications to certain types of medical conditions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does inner ear infection feel like? Can it cause lightheadedness, upset stomach, sob. Anxiety like symptoms?
Depends: A inner or middle ear infection (media otitis) can cause a whole spectrum of symptoms. Fever, pain, loss of balance (as the inner ear is integral in how your body interprets positional changes). If your balance is thrown off, then it is likely that stomach upset and nausea would follow. It is something that should be treated asap, as it can rapidly cause lifelong loss of hearing or impairment. ...Read more
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