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Does lupus cause dizziness, lightheaded feeling, and numbness in the body?

Does lupus cause dizziness, lightheaded feeling, and numbness in the body?

Yes and no: People with lupus can have these symptoms. These may not be due to lupus. People without lupus can have these symptoms. These are not specific activity and can be seen for a variety of medical issues. When your physician evaluates you this may be clarified. ...Read more

Dr. Aletha Tippett
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Porphyria (Definition)

The porphyrias are metabolic disorders caused by abnormalities in the synthesis of heme, the portion of hemoglobin which carries the iron inside red blood cells. The manifestations of porphyria vary considerably depending on the mutation involved, ranging from light sensitivity to liver failure to nerve damage to bouts of terrible pain. Special testing is required to ...Read more


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How to reduce dizziness during a lupus flare?

SLE : Lupus can cause dizziness by different mechanisms. Dizziness in lupus may be related to vasculitis, anti phospholipid anti bodies with clots, anti bodies to component of inner ears called immune mediated inner ear disease . Other disorders that cause dizziness may coexist with lupus . Keeping lupus under control and identifying the cause of dizziness and treatment of the cause would help reduce. ...Read more

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My BP is running 178/120, with dizziness and lightheadedness what can I do.

My BP is running 178/120, with dizziness and lightheadedness what can I do.

high blood pressure: That is definitely too high! since you also have symptoms related to the high pressure, you need to see a physician as soon as possible. This is a hypertensive urgency, and you need to have a physical examination of your eyes, heart, lungs and blood vessels. You will probably also receive an electrocardiogram and blood tests. Don't delay, this is serious! ...Read more

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What are the 4 over-the-counter medicines for lightheadedness and dizziness?

What are the 4 over-the-counter medicines for lightheadedness and dizziness?

Need more info.: One cannot decide on a treatment without determining the underlying cause of the symptoms. For example, if ones blood pressure falls below 90 mm systolic upon standing, the symptoms might be dur to dehydration, in which case one can prevent the symptoms by drinking more fluids. Other causes might require a more thorough physical exam. ...Read more

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What does it mean when i have servere dizziness,lightheadedness and nausea?

What does it mean when i have servere dizziness,lightheadedness and nausea?

Symptoms: These are all subjective symptoms - that is to say, they are sensations that only you can describe to other people. And like a headache, they can be caused by many things. A good history and physical exam are the best start to sorting out what could be causing your symptoms. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm feeling really dizzy, i smoke cigarettes, could that be causing my lightheadedness?

I'm feeling really dizzy, i smoke cigarettes, could that be causing my lightheadedness?

What type of cigs?: Nicotine cigarettes don't usually cause dizziness, but could since nicotine provides a stimulant brain effect increasing BP and heart rate. Other types of cigarettes like cannabis could certainly cause dizziness. Even e-cigs can have weird effects with the vaporized substances in them. Bottom line: why smoke anything at all? Best to see your doctor to evaluate your dizziness & light-headedness. ...Read more

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I have lightheadedness lately, i feel sort of dizzy. i also have gastritis. does this have a connection?

I have lightheadedness lately, i feel sort of dizzy. i also have gastritis. does this have a connection?

Merits an exam: Among the possible causes of lightheadedness/dizziness is dehydration and it's easy to diagnose by having ones blood pressure and pulse taken sitting and standing. That, plus the "gastritis" symptom, merit an exam by ones doctor. Both deserve a speedy diagnosis to determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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Can dizziness/lightheadedness be caused by hypothyroidism?

Can dizziness/lightheadedness be caused by hypothyroidism?

Not usually: Dizziness/lightheadedness is very non-specific and can be seen in almost any disease and can be just be the manifestation of benign positional vertigo. Hypothyroidism normally doesn't present with that. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Lightheadedness (Definition)

Lightheadedness is a sensation of feeling faint or "light in the head". It may be a symptom of Low blood pressure, or hypotension, which occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. It may also occur when you are dehydrated, as my happen when severe morning ...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