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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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What to do if I'm feeling very light headed regularly, and it is usually this low. I also have depression could low blood pressure be the cause?

What to do if I'm feeling very light headed regularly, and it is usually this low. I also have depression could low blood pressure be the cause?

Possibly: You didn't mention if your current blood pressure is lower than your norm or specifically how low it becomes. Medical evaluation can help to determine the cause of your symptoms. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes me to go light headed, have palpitations, even in arms , legs, hands start to tremor and shake..I was DX with roscea,have low BP,?

What causes me to go light headed, have palpitations, even in arms , legs, hands start to tremor and shake..I was DX with roscea,have low BP,?

See details: Possible causes are many. Primary heart issues need to be ruled out. Metabolic causes such as hyperthyroidism should be considered. Nonphysical causes such as anxiety are also in the mix. Start with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for hyponatremia (low sodium)?

Is there a treatment for hyponatremia (low sodium)?

Multiple: There are many different types of treatment. However the treatment varies depending on what type of hyponatremia you have. If you have hyponatremia from dehydration, you must have a liquids that have salt (ckn broth or normal saline) in them. If you had hyponatremia because you retain too much fluid, then you must use a water pill to get rid of the excess water and improve your serum sodium. ...Read more

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I have hyponatremia, low chloride and high TSH 12.8. Sodium went to 116. Many hospitalizations. Take 10 1gr sodium tabs. Fluid res?

I have hyponatremia, low chloride and high TSH 12.8.  Sodium went to 116.  Many hospitalizations. Take 10 1gr sodium tabs. Fluid res?

Low sodium: You need to see an endocrinologist (ea) as soon as possible. You are hypothyroid (h) with your high tsh. That could be one cause of your low sodium (ls). Ls is a life-threatening situation. See an e, get your h treated with medicine and you may stop the need for your sodium pills and avoid future hospitalizations. You will also begin to feel better. ...Read more

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I have been told by my dr. subscribed 1 gm of sodium chloride 2x's daily for chronic hyponatremia...they cause nausea-vomiting. could I be allergic?

I have been told by my dr. subscribed 1 gm of sodium chloride 2x's daily for chronic hyponatremia...they cause nausea-vomiting. could I be allergic?

Wrong treatment: Hi. The treatment for hyponatremia depends on the patient's volume status (dehydrated, volume over-loaded, or normal volume status) and the underlying cause. The most common cause, SIADH, is treated with water restriction (or one of the new vaptan drugs), NOT by giving salt. Nausea and vomiting can be FROM severe hyponatremia. It wouldn't be a bad idea for you to see an endocrinologist. ...Read more

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I have long standing hyponatremia, low chloride plus high TSH 12.8. I have been hospitalized mult times had seizure. Taking 10 1gr sodium. Fluid res?

I have long standing hyponatremia, low chloride plus high TSH 12.8. I have been hospitalized mult times had  seizure.  Taking 10 1gr sodium. Fluid res?

FInd out why: I trust you are not taking a diuretic for some reason, and i trust you do not have inappropriate ADH (vasopressin) secretion due to porphyria or some other illness. Especially, i hope you don't have undiagnosed addison's disease especially with the high TSH (possible schmidt's). Have you been evaluated for one of the syndromes of renal sodium wasting? ...Read more

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Why do I feel light headed when i stand up and move around? I feel like i'm jello when i walk. What can cause this?

Why do I feel light headed when i stand up and move around? I feel like i'm jello when i walk. What can cause this?

Sometimes: Low blood pressure can be a problem, as can anemia. Start with having your blood pressure & pulse taken lying down and then whilst standing over several minutes. Gives a good sense of whether it's a part of the problem. ...Read more

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I'm feeling light headed which STD cause this?

I'm feeling light headed which STD cause this?

Don't guess.: If you have engaged in risky behavior - get an STD workup. Take care. ...Read more

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Causes of feeling light headed thyroid?

Causes of feeling light headed thyroid?

Thyroid disorders: Are possible, but unlikely. There are hundreds of more common causes including various medical problems such as blood pressure or skipped heart beats, plus many medications that can also cause this problem. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more