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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room ...Read more

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I am naused, dizzy and having hot flashes. Before all this i've been feeling weak. Help what is wrong with me?

I am naused, dizzy and having hot flashes. Before all this i've been feeling weak. Help what is wrong with me?

See your doctor: This is a cluster of very nonspecific symptoms, and impossible to assist you with online. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Checklist)

Don't change positions quickly
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Avoid driving while you have symptoms
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Wear shoes without heels
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I often get a light head/dizzy feeling when ever taking first few bites of a meal.I'm not dizzy before & it passes within a min.What could cause this?

I often get a light head/dizzy feeling when ever taking first few bites of a meal.I'm not dizzy before & it passes within a min.What could cause this?

I have no idea.: Perhaps the act of chewing causes a blood flow problem through some "steal" phenomena. Perhaps you hyperventilate when you get the opportunity to eat. Maybe you are waiting until you are hypoglycemic before you decide to eat. Maybe you have lightning fast reactive hypoglycemia that resolves within a few To be on the safe side I'd skip the first few bites. You seem to do fine later on into the meal ...Read more

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Couldn't sleep yesterday cause of a feeling in my head. a bit dizzy. Today while eating I stared at the tv 2 sec & i got dizzy and felt like fainting?

Couldn't sleep yesterday cause of a feeling in my head. a bit dizzy.
Today while eating I stared at the tv  2 sec & i got dizzy and felt like fainting?

Sorry, kiddo: The minimum age requirement for posting on HealthTap is 16. Sorry, but rules are rules. There's no reason an adult can't post questions on your behalf, however. ...Read more

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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Checklist)

Avoid rapid head movements
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Ask for help walking if you are unsteady on your feet
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Keep carefull track of all associated symptoms
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