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Pollen (Definition)

Pollen is the equivalent of sperm for a plant. It is a genetically active product, seen on flowers usually, which the plants with the assistance of birds, bats and insects as well as the wind, uses to fertilize the egg of the plant to ensure a next generation. It also can be irritating, functioning as an allergen, leading to sneezing ...Read more


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I'm eating a lot less since I started taking bee pollen because it doesn't make me hungry. Could that be why I feel dizzy and off everyday?

I'm eating a lot less since I started taking bee pollen because it doesn't make me hungry. Could that be why I feel dizzy and off everyday?

Dehydrated: Drink plenty of water, 2 liters more a day (8 glasses with 8 more ounces) and see if you do not feel better. Make sure you are eating enough calories to fuel your body through the day with a balanced diet as well. Eat more vegetables and fruits and maybe a multivitamin and see how much better you will feel. It will be amazing. You are most likely just dehydrated. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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Can pollen cause such bad allergies that it can make you dizzy and give you headaches?

Can pollen cause such bad allergies that it can make you dizzy and give you headaches?

Sinuses: Allergies can lead to sinuses becoming congested which can cause headaches. That "clogged" sensation can feel like being lightheaded. ...Read more

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Is it ok to bring cut flowers in the house if pollen might be a problem?

Is it ok to bring cut flowers in the house if pollen might be a problem?

Probably not: Fresh cut flowers have pollen and might stimulate allergic reactions in susceptible people. If you know you have family or close friends or family with pollen allergies why risk making them miserable! ...Read more

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I have pollen allergies, my friend gave me a plant with flowers in it, they died and now are growing some more, should I give the plant away? Or keep I

I have pollen allergies, my friend gave me a plant with flowers in it, they died and now are growing some more, should I give the plant away? Or keep I

Pollen allergies: It depends on how bad your allergies are and if you are willing to take Meds to control your allergies!!!! . If you decide to take medication to control symptoms of allergies and you start having side effects, then it is not worth keeping the plant. It is your choice. Only time will tell. ...Read more

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If I'm allergic to pollen from a lot of wild flowers and have seasonal allergies from ragweed and dandelions, will I be allergic to chamomile?

If I'm allergic to pollen from a lot of wild flowers and have seasonal allergies from ragweed and dandelions, will I be allergic to chamomile?

Chamomile: Chamomile tea is recognized as containing sensitizing allergens that may cross-react with pollens from your allergy list. There are accepted skin testing procedures for this. Recommend contacting an Allergist for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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S/S: Headache & dizziness. BP is 96/54 (low for me), HR is 115bpm. Did some moderate exercise 5 hours earlier. Could this be from possible dehydration?

S/S: Headache & dizziness. BP is 96/54 (low for me), HR is 115bpm. Did some moderate exercise 5 hours earlier. Could this be from possible dehydration?

Consistent: Your vital signs are consistent with mild dehydration. Other potential diagnoses could be considered. If you still have symptoms or low blood pressure after hydrating it would be worth getting checked out by a health care professional. ...Read more

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Feeling imbalance on left side and dizziness. What could it be?

Feeling imbalance on left side and dizziness. What could it be?

More details: Need to distinguish between this and vertigo. Vertigo is the sensation of motion when you are standing still - room spinning. If associated with headache could be migraine, other options include benign paroxysmal vertigo and even vasovagal. See a neurologist or your primary doctor. If persists an ent. ...Read more

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What condition could be causing my to experience dizziness and seeing white lights?

What condition could be causing my to experience dizziness and seeing white lights?

Lots-see MD: Describing episode of lowblood sugar or poor blood flow to brain-can be from low BP on standing, as may be w/dehydration, (or certain meds) or heart rhythm disturbance, inner ear or less commonly central nervous system problem, including multiple sclerosis. See md, get examined, appropriate lab testing. ...Read more

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What could have caused me to get dizzy from a tiny cut?

What could have caused me to get dizzy from a tiny cut?

Vasovagal: A reflex slows your heart and drops your blood pressure when you see your own blood. ...Read more

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Always after I take a meal I feel dizziness, what could this mean?

Always after I take a meal I feel dizziness, what could this mean?

Think insulin: Some of us eat large meals and many times there are too many carbohydrates we take in at once. When we eat food we secrete a hormone called Insulin that will help lower blood sugar after a meal. Sometimes people can develop dumping syndrome when food is passed too rapidly into your small intestine. Try to determine if there is a specific food that could be causing your symptoms (food sensitivity). ...Read more

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Ovulating today. Experiencing severe dizziness, could this be related?

Ovulating today. Experiencing severe dizziness, could this be related?

Possibly: Hard to say given the lack of information. Maybe a complete history and physical by your doctor can give you more reassurance? Good luck ...Read more

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I am dizzy about 80% of the time after standing upl what could this be from?

I am dizzy about 80% of the time after standing upl what could this be from?

Check blood pressure: Get your blood pressure checked by your doctor while lying down, sitting and standing, see if there is any significant difference. Make sure you are eating right, avoid sugar and simple starches. Exercise to strengthen your heart and rest of vascular system. ...Read more

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I was in the store and I all of a sudden got really dizzy. What could be wrong?

I was in the store and I all of a sudden got really dizzy. What could be wrong?

Common cause: Could be many things. But one of the most common causes is benign positional vertigo which usually resolves in a day or so. However sometimes it may require medications and certain exercises. Please talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Traveled from Las Vegas, back to Florida on Thursday. I have been dizzy on and off since then. What could it be?

Traveled from Las Vegas, back to Florida on Thursday. I have been dizzy on and off since then. What could it be?

Dehydration?: Try drinking enough water so that your urine is watery, clear, colorless and odorless. Dry air in the aircraft may have caused dehydration. ...Read more

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Could antibiotics cause dizziness?

Occasionally: Oral antibiotics may cause lightheaded sensation, but rarely vertigo (spinning).

Some IV antibiotics can cause permanent damage to balance system ...Read more

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What could cause of my dizzy spells?

What could cause of my dizzy spells?

Nausea/dizziness: Many causes possible, such as Migraines, inner ear problem, motion sickness, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, diabetes, early pregnancy, hyperventilation, etc.
My recommendation is to seek medical attention if symptoms severe or other symptoms are noted. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is first aid for dizziness?

Dizziness: 1.Identify the cause.
2.Keep your balance.
3.Don't panic.
4.Hydrate your body.
5.UseGinger or Ginkgo herbs.
6.Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) or Meclizine.
7.VitaminsB6, B12, D. ...Read more

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MRI was normal. What else could cause my dizziness?

See ENT doc: Most likely, your problem emanates from inner ear. See an otolaryngologist for further evaluation, BUT make sure you do not possess thyroid, anemia, or medication reaction issues. ...Read more

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I'm getting dizzy and nauseous. What could this be?

I'm getting dizzy and nauseous. What could this be?

Hard to say: This is a non specific problem with many causes and really would need your doctors input. Depends on much more information, other symptoms and findings on physical exam among other things. ...Read more

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What could cause me to feel dizzy and weak everyday?

Lots of things: Dizziness and weakness in young people can be caused by anemia (low blood count). Heart conditions can also cause these symptoms, as well as infections and immune-related conditions. Dizziness and weakness are broad terms. Speaking to a doctor about the specific types of symptoms you're feeling, and your medical history, could help to narrow down the list of possible causes. ...Read more

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I feel dizzy a lot. Could my anxiety be causing this?

I feel dizzy a lot. Could my anxiety be causing this?

Dizzy: Not necessarily, unless your primary care doctor ruled out any physical causes. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could not get dizzy on a plane?

Find out why: A classical cause of dizziness on a plane is an endolymphatic or perilymphatic fistula within the inner ear. Have an otolaryngologist check you for possible inner ear problems. ...Read more

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What could cause me to frequently feel dizzy and faint?

What could cause me to frequently feel dizzy and faint?

Many things: The most frequent cause is mild dehydration. Other causes could included heart disease or rhythm disturbance, too man y medications, autonomic dysfunction and other issues. If drinking more water and less caffeine and alcohol doesn't fix this in a few days, or if you pass out you should see a doctor soon. ...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