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Dr. David Astrachan
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Vertigo (Definition)

A type of dizziness where the patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion usually due to a dysfunction of the inner ear apparatus. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting and an unsteady gait. Vertigo is classified as either peripheral (inner ear or vestibular problem) or central (injury to the balance centers of ...Read more

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Feel dizzy when getting up from chair/bed or when bending down. No other symptoms otherwise normal feel bit fatigued what would be the cause? Thanks

Feel dizzy when getting up from chair/bed or when bending down. No other symptoms otherwise normal feel bit fatigued what would be the cause? Thanks

Hypotension: You may be having orthostatic hypotension, a little drop in your blood pressure when you go from a sitting to a standing position. Drink lots of fluids. Consider visit with doctor to figure out if there is a primary reason for this, for example anemia or some other reason ...Read more

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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Checklist)

Don't change positions quickly
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Avoid driving while you have symptoms
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Wear shoes without heels
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Can ibuprofen cause dizziness when bending over or laying down after taking it a few days ago? Could that be the cause?

Can ibuprofen cause dizziness when bending over or laying down after taking it a few days ago? Could that be the cause?

No: Especially if you took the medication a few days ago it should be out of your system by now, your body should have cleared the medication. Sounds like you have a possible problem with your inner ear. See your physician. ...Read more

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Sudden dizziness in rare episodes when standing up from a bending down position to pick up something from the floor cause? Htn & pcos

Sudden dizziness in rare episodes when standing up from a bending down position to pick up something from the floor cause? Htn & pcos

Orthostatic hypotens: You are experiencing orthostatic hypotension. When you band down and then get up quickly the blood has pooled in your legs. It needs time to make it up to your brain. You have receptors in your veins that cause theveins to pump the blood back to your heart so it can then be pumped to your brain. If you get up before the blood makes it there then you will get lightheaded or dizzy. I noticed that you have hypertension. You do not listwhich medication you are on. Such medications can make it more likely for you to experience orthostatic hypotension, as can dehydration. Make sure that you keep yourself well hydrated and stand up slowly from those positions and you should be fine. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can neck pain cause vertigo and dizziness when bending head and neck over or to the side? Or when laying down? It's not bppv (as told by my ent)

Can neck pain cause vertigo and dizziness when bending head and neck over or to the side? Or when laying down? It's not bppv (as told by my ent)

Yes: Usually you have inner ear issues but occasionally the vertebral artery can be compressed by spurs in the neck can lead to these symptoms. Ct of the cervical spine or MRI would be helpful. ...Read more

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Sudden dizziness in rare episodes when standing up from bending down to pick something up from the floor cause? Pcos & htn lisinopril hctz provera

Sudden dizziness in rare episodes when standing up from bending down to pick something up from the floor  cause? Pcos & htn lisinopril hctz provera

.: Appears like vasovagal episodes. If you are ready on blood pressure medication and are getting these episodes contact your cardiologist at the earliest. You may need adjustment of your medications. ...Read more

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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Checklist)

Avoid rapid head movements
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Ask for help walking if you are unsteady on your feet
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Keep carefull track of all associated symptoms
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Is it normal to sometimes feel out of breath when climbing into bed or doing simple tasks & getting dizzy when bending down cause? Hist: htn pcos

Is it normal to sometimes feel out of breath when climbing into bed or doing simple tasks & getting dizzy when bending down cause? Hist: htn pcos

Not normal: This is not normal to feel short of breath when climbing to bed or doing simple tasks. Getting dizzy on bending down is not normal. You should see your pcp as soon as possible. Thanks. ...Read more

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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

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