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I feel dizzy and light headed. What is wrong?

I feel dizzy and light headed. What is wrong?

Many possibilities: There are a great many things which can cause these symptoms, including blood pressure problems, thyroid problems, inner ear problems, low blood counts, and abnormalities of heart rate or rhythm. Many are harmless and resolve by themselves, but if your symptoms persist you need to be further evaluated. ...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


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I keep going light headed and dizzy and have ringing in my head?

I keep going light headed and dizzy and have ringing in my head?

Doctor can evaluate: For dizziness or lightheaded feelings, a primary care doctor can evaluate. The doctor may run some tests, and may refer to others such as a cardiologist, ENT doctor, or neurologist. Symptoms may be from inner ear or balance organ problems, from mild dehydration, from some anemia, from heart problems, hormone imbalances, etc... With many possibilities, a doctor's appointment is the place to start. ...Read more

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What are reasons why would I feel light headed and dizzy and feel like everything is further than they are?

What are reasons why would I feel light headed and dizzy and feel like everything is further than they are?

Hmmm.: Many things cause dizziness. The sensation that things are moving further away is uncommon. It is seen with certain types of migraine (often referred to as alice in wonderland migraine) and with some focal seizures. (involving the part of the brain that processes vision.). ...Read more

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For what reason am I so dizzy/light headed?

For what reason am I so dizzy/light headed?

Don't know: Lots of things can make one dizzy and lightheaded. Iron deficincy anemia is a common cause. Medication side effects, anxiety with hyperventilation, inner ear problems are common as well. Best discuss this with your doctor. Dizziness is not a fun thing (unless you are 3 year old- they do things to make themselves dizzy). ...Read more

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Light headed dizzy but when I eat I feel better?

Light headed dizzy but when I eat I feel better?

Light hypoglycemia: Or low blood sugar. Symptoms of hypoglycemia may include: shakiness, dizziness, sweating and anxiety.
Rec.: eat smaller portion more often (6 times/day). See your pcp for a blood tests. ...Read more

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Why am I light-headed, dizzy, naseous and tired?

Why am I light-headed, dizzy, naseous and tired?

Non specific symptom: These are not specific symptoms and the cause can range from something as mild as a viral illness to something much more serious such as a tumor. If symptoms persist you should see your doctor to undergo investigation. ...Read more

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Any ideas on why I'm always light headed and dizzy?

Any ideas on why I'm always light headed and dizzy?

Various: There are a great many things which can cause these symptoms, including blood pressure problems, thyroid problems, inner ear problems, low blood counts, and abnormalities of heart rate or rhythm. Many are harmless and resolve by themselves, but if your symptoms persist you need to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy & light headed, what might be the reason?

The ski is the limit: Unfortunately, your symptoms are very non-specific. This means that a lot of conditions can manifest with those. More history and exam is needed to pinpoint the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I stop feeling light headed and dizzy when dieting?

How can I stop feeling light headed and dizzy when dieting?

Slow down: If you are developing these symptoms - you are likely decreasing calories too radically. Slow your pace. ...Read more

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What can you do to stop feeling dizzy or light-headed from anxiety?

What can you do to stop feeling dizzy or light-headed from anxiety?

Slow & calm your: Breathing. Breath in deeply & slowly through your nostrils. Hold in lungs for a five count. Slowly exhale through an open mouth. Focus on your breathing, not your anxiety. Continue until shallow/ rapid breathing corrects. Encourage you to see a psychologist to work on other techniques to reduce severity & frequency of panic attacks/ anxiety. ...Read more

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What can pain in your right chest mean? I get dizzy and light-headed with it.

What can pain in your right chest mean? I get dizzy and light-headed with it.

Dizziness: Take symptoms like chest pain seriously. Although the hotheadedness could be due to a benign reflex we call vasovagal reflex due to the pain, the cause of the pain itself may be serious. The possibilites are countless and include mitral valve prolapse, arrhythmia, musculoskeletal pain or pain from cardiac source. Consult with your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. Be well soon. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I have dizziness, sharp temple pain and light headed?

Yes: Yes. Could be many things. Some serious, some not serious. See your md asap. ...Read more

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High levels of trihalomethanes in water health effects light headed/dizziness?

High levels of trihalomethanes in water health effects light headed/dizziness?

Filter water and DOH: Call tour health department for your water quality. Also consider lead check. For your drinking water change to filtered water from outside source. Your county water department has a quality check as well. ...Read more

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Lately I been getting dizzy and light headed for seemingly no reason. What should I do?

Lately I been getting dizzy and light headed for seemingly no reason. What should I do?

See your doctor: There's a lot of potential causes. What can help your doctor figure out what's going on is if you can tell him or her how you feel without using the word dizzy. ...Read more

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I have been feeling dizzy and light headed also pain in my chest... What can it be do to?

I have been feeling dizzy and light headed also pain in my chest... What can it be do to?

See your DR and get: Checked for a heart condition or it could just be related to stress and anxiety. Take care! ...Read more

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Been having palpations all day and feeling light headed and dizzy on and off is it anything to worry about?

Yes, palpitation: Could mean cardiac arrhythmia. LIghtheadedness and dizziness could mean that your brain is not getting enough oxygen because of low blood pressure caused by cardiac arrhythmia. Get to a doctor before you lose consciousness. ...Read more

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If I'm bending over. Then stand back up I get light headed n bit dizzy. Is this normal? No vertigo. Checked.

Bppv: You may have change in blood pressure from sitting to standing position or positional vertigo (bppv) due to inner ear infection. Please consult your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dizziness and light headed had a seziure on monday and fell and bump my head and now I keep having dizziness

Dizziness and light headed had a seziure on monday and fell and bump my head and now I keep having dizziness

Seizure: Unless already diagnosed, uncomplicated or precipitated by forgetting to take medication, generally does not require urgent evaluation. One should document the event in a seizure calendar and be sure to share this information with the doctor. Having dizziness after a seizure associated with head trauma would likely warrant an evaluation to exclude conditions such as sub-dural hematoma. ...Read more

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I'm sick with a cold, I was reading and suddenly became dizzy, light headed, almost blacked out, what's wrong with me?

I'm sick with a cold, I was reading and suddenly became dizzy, light headed, almost blacked out, what's wrong with me?

Mgt/workup: I would recommend being tested for influenza and seeing your PCP. Rinsing your nasal passages with saline provides relief, rest and stay well hydrated.
I would suggest checking your BP and discontinuing all over the counter medications, until you are seen by your PCP. If it recurs, you should go to the ED. ...Read more

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Why am I getting light headed and feeling dizzy every evening? I don't drink or smoke and am worried its something serious.

Why am I getting light headed and feeling dizzy every evening? I don't drink or smoke and am worried its something serious.

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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I've noticed if I don't eat for more than a couple hours I'll get very shaky & dizzy & light headed. Makes it hard to lose weight.?

I've noticed if I don't eat for more than a couple hours I'll get very shaky & dizzy & light headed. Makes it hard to lose weight.?

Hypoglycemia: It may be that you are experiencing episodes of hypoglycemia. This could have many different causes. Best thing to do is see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've currently been feeling really dizzy, light headed and nauseous for the past 24 hours and am wondering if I should be concerned?

I've currently been feeling really dizzy, light headed and nauseous for the past 24 hours and am wondering if I should be concerned?

Multiple potentials: Many causes exist in your case. Having a cold, starting a menstrual period, having a reaction to a new drug/substance/food, or even catching on a new line of work/stress...any of these or combination can be triggers. Watch for additional symptoms such as fever, chills, headaches, vomiting. If any one of these develops, call your doctor or/and show up at a local ER immediately. ...Read more

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Durning the day I feel sick. Light headed. Dizzy. But soon as it gets dark I feel better. Why might this be? Night I feel more calm relaxed.

Durning the day I feel sick. Light headed. Dizzy. But soon as it gets dark I feel better. Why might this be? Night I feel more calm relaxed.

Daytime dizziness: When someone feels markedly different in the daytime or nighttime, usually this is associated with anxiety. Often someone has had or is having stressful experience (es) in either daytime or nighttime, which can result in continued anxiety at the same time of the day or night, even after the stressful situation is no longer present. Treatment can include cbt, mindfulness meditation, & medications. ...Read more

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more