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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


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I have been feeling extremely lightheaded, dizzy, and feel like my heart is beating a hundred miles per hour. Only happens when i drive why?

Unusual Problem: The clue that the symptoms occur only when driving suggest a connection to arm exercise. This can be a result of "subclavian steal, " a condition in which a narrowed artery in the shoulder results in blood for the arm being diverted from the brain. A careful examination and ultrasound testing may reveal this diagnosis which is confirmed by angiography and is curable by stenting. ...Read more

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I'm a 13 year old girl, my heart is beating around 122 times per minute (I used a Fitbit). I'm dizzy and lightheaded. Could I have heart desiese?

I'm a 13 year old girl, my heart is beating around 122 times per minute (I used a Fitbit). I'm dizzy and lightheaded. Could I have heart desiese?

Not an issue: Your heart speeds up or slows down in response to various factors.The main factor at your age is hormones that are part of the stress response,it prepares your body to run if chased by a bear, etc. The teen years are stressful, and periodic rapid heart rate is expected.You sound pretty normal and the rate of any heart condition is so rare at your age I can't see it happening. ...Read more

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If someone drinks 8 beers a day and takes pain bill that u can buy at a store and take 8 to 10 a day he is weak his heart is beating fast and light headed

If someone drinks 8 beers a day and takes pain bill that u can buy at a store and take 8 to 10 a day he is weak his heart is beating fast and light headed

See doctor asap: If you are talking about tylenol, it is much more toxic in someone who is drinking that much, and if he takes 8-10 day he may be causing liver damage. If you are talking about Ibuprofen (motrin, advil) or naproxyn (alleve), it can cause stomach, liver and kidney damage, particularly when combined with alcohol. See a doctor for an evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Should i go to ER if my glands are swollen a little feeling light headed sweating feel like my heart is beating fast feet and hands tingling and cold?

Should i go to ER if my glands are swollen a little feeling light headed sweating feel like my heart is beating fast feet and hands tingling and cold?

I will recommend : If the symptoms are new, to stay home hydrate yourself with water and gatorade. And if continue after 24hrs see a physician. If this is more chronic, still go a see a physician for a good history and physical. Ed were design to provide fast, life-or-limb-saving care. But if in doubt go to the nearest er. Only you can decide. ...Read more

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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