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Sudden Dizziness Few Seconds
I am feeling frequent dizziness for the past couple of weeks.some times feeling normal,especially night time I
am experiencing this more?
Time to see doctor: You need to be evaluated. You know it is not normal to be dizzy. So get checked so you can resolve this issue ...Read more
Herbal Therapy: Homeopathic ingredients such as cocculus indicus, lobelia inflata and gelsemium have proven to highly effective in relieving the symptoms of dizziness, weakness, fainting, fatigue, headaches and emotional upsets. However, you need to see your doctor to make sure you have nothing serious. ...Read more
Dizziness is a common symptom caused by a number of different factors, some that are benign and some that are serious.
I would be concerned about dizziness that affected walking severely, dizziness associated with long-lasting double vision, clumsiness in one arm, or intractable vomiting. Sometimes these are signs of a problem with the brain. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Nothing vs. smth: Dizziness is experienced by all of us. To raise a red flag, though is worth when it is getting more frequent and severe, cannot be otherwise explained by "benign" causes (orthostatic hypotension, for example) and also having other symptoms present (headache, double vision, seizures, numbness, weakness in certain parts of the body, gait disturbances etc.). ...Read more
In most cases yes: If feeling of faintness is not considered dizziness, then dizziness and vertigo can be same. We should think of this as syndrome in which one or more symptoms may coexist. These are lightheadedness, spinning, tilting, falling, nausea, vomiting, loss of balance and these are triggered by change of head or body position such as bending or getting up from bed. ...Read more
Ear brain heart: People get dizzy because the balance centers are out of balance. Sudden standing may decrease blood flow, ear infections and viruses irritate the nerves, tumors and strokes and hemorrhage can damage brain centers. If all else is good, psychological stress and anxiety can throw off balance. Drugs are famous to cause dizziness. Not much else. ...Read more
Ears drugs migraine: Infection or dysfunction of the ear can cause a for of vertigo and dizziness which can be severe. Medications and drugs will often have side effect of dizziness. One of the more common symptoms of migraine headaches is dizziness and nausea. Meniere's disease affects the inner ear, and Dilantin toxicity affects the cerebellum and brainstem. Ear infections can cause severe dizziness. ...Read more
Many causes: Vertigo is a sensation of you or your environment spinning. This implies dysfunction in the balance system, from brainstem to inner ear. Obviously many causes including toxins, drugs, infection, brain injury, stroke, tumor, irritating blood vessels, congenital anomalies & many, many more. Dizziness is a vague, ill-defined term which has therefor a much broader range of possible causes. ...Read more
Dizziness: Dizziness = per Mayo Clinic is " range of sensations, such as feeling faint, woozy, weak or unsteady. Dizziness that creates the false sense that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving is called vertigo." See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dizziness/basics/definition/CON-20023004 ...Read more
Yes: Brain issues (malfunctioning) (low sugar, low cerebral perfusion, seizures etc) could be vascular (bp drops, or heart rythmn is off) or electrical in nature. Get checked out. You probably need a holter 24 to see if your hearts beats too slowly and/ or a brainwave test (eeg). I'm sure you'll get the problem fixed. ...Read more
Dizziness: Dizziness with standing is usually related to a sudden drop in blood pressure (BP) when the person suddenly changes posture. You may go to your GP and have them measure your BP while lying down, then sitting up and finally standing up. Also check the heart rate in the same position. Orthostatic hypotension is usually associated with an increase in heart rate and a drop in BP ...Read more
Doctor assessment: Is reguired here - may have vertigo and then have to work out whether peripheral (eg ear problem) vs brain or other medical problem. Not enough information in the question you posted and will need examination and may need tests. Please see your doctor and all the best ...Read more
There are many: different possibilities. Usually a cardiovascular cause is low blood pressure or slow heart rate. It can also be caused by neurological problems both inside your brain and in the peripheral nerves. Inner ear problems can also cause this. At your age it is probably from low blood pressure due to dehydration. See a health care provider and get checked out. ...Read more
The first step to: stopping your dizzy spells is to diagnose the reason you are having them. You need to be evaluated and examined by a health care professional and then might benefit from some testing to confirm his/her diagnostic impression. Usually the history will be sufficient to suggest a cause. Perhaps you could provide more to your health care professional when you are seen than you have here. ...Read more
A few things: If the dizziness is related to TMJ: Self treat with soft diet, jaw exercises, massage, heat/cold, OTC pain meds. A splint or physical therapy would be next. Occasionally muscle relaxants, biofeedback. Xrays are done for diagnosis. Surgery usually reserved for serious symptoms not responsive to other treatments. ...Read more
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