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What Causes Dizziness In Teens
Many Causes: Many things cause sudden dizziness. It could be an inner ear problem, heart condition, low blood sugar, vagal response, nerve condition or simply dehydration. If it is a recurring thing, it is time to see your doctor and have it examined further. One time episodes can be a sign of something worse, so unless you are generally a healthy person, evaluation of your dizziness is important.See 2 more doctor answers
Lots: Not a specific symptom- lightheaded? Fell like impending faint? Equilibrium off? Room spinning? You spinning? Related to position or position change? All have different causes; can be related to sinus, inner ear, brian issues; blood pressure or heart rhythm problems, dehydration, medications. Worth a doctor visit esp if recurring, chronic, assoc wi/ visual, hearing changes, headaches, etc.See 2 more doctor answers
Constant dizziness: Dizziness describes different sensations to different people. Do you mean a spinning sensation, a feeling of faintness, or a sensation of unsteadiness when you walk? These different symptoms can be caused by disruption of different parts of the balance system. Inner ear inflammation, a tumor along the hearing/balance nerve, heart muscle or rhythm issues, brain anomalies, medications, among others.See 1 more doctor answer
Dizzy: Positional "postural" dizziness can be due to a number of causes. Most commonly would be either a vestibular (middle/inner ear) or causes related to hydration. The brain is very stingy when it comes to wanting blood flow and oxygen. There are mechanisms in place to keep the blood moving from the heart to the brain. Often dehydration disrupt this normal process resulting in dizziness.
Maybe: Dizziness is a very ambiguous and subjective word that can mean many things. Nystagmus is an objective finding. That means, a good doc can examine a patient and determine if they have nystagmus. It means the eyes are rhythmically moving in a particular direction. The direction and speed can be useful in making a diagnosis. Not all dizziness results in nystagmus as nystagmus usually means inner ear.
In the extreme: Hi. You should be being treated with calcitriol and calcium for your hypoparathyroidism. If you don't take your calcium & calcitriol, your calcium can get very low, and if very low, dizziness can ensue. Be safe, treat your hypocalcemia. I recommend you run your calcium at or just below the lower limit of the normal range, so you don't have too high urinary calcium and risk kidney stones. Good luck
Need more informatn: First of all, are you dizzy/lightheaded, like you could faint, or do you have vertigo, like the room is spinning around you. The first is usually caused by low blood pressure from dehydration, BP meds, a heart problem, etc. The second is often caused by a problem with the balance center located in your middle ear, from allergies, a cold, or a virus that directly affects the vestibular apparatus.See 1 more doctor answer
Many things: "dizziness" can be caused by low blood pressure, sinusitis, viral infection, ear infection, meniere's disease, a stroke or tia, brain tumor or other CNS process, or "idiopathic" (no discernable reason). If the symptoms are persistent or severe, you should see a physician.See 1 more doctor answer
Low blood sugar: You must be very aware of metabolic/electrolyte problems. Low blood sugar is a very common cause of shaky/dizzy feelings. You also need to be on the lookout for signs of bleeding, such as in your stool, as a low blood count can leaving you feeling the same way. You should see your doctor and have vital signs/blood tests taken.
Many things: Most common would be migraine. Next would be ear and sinus infection. Bad would include brain tumor and meningitis. Medication and drug toxicity and too much alcohol can cause this. Head trauma, stress, emotional stress, lack of sleep can all result in these symptoms. Get a thorough evaluation!
Commonly: When the brain is deprived of enough glucose, such as in hypoglycemia, a person gets dizzy and can even lose consciousness if blood sugar is low enough. It is a symptom which should prompt blood sugar testing to verify if indeed the cause of dizziness is from low blood sugar because so many other things can also cause dizziness.
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