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Is dizziness normal during a severe asthma attack?
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Dr. Gregory Bussell
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Maybe
During a severe asthma attack many people will feel light headed, especially if they are hyperventilating.
If your oxygen levels drop during the attack dizziness is also common.

In brief: Maybe
During a severe asthma attack many people will feel light headed, especially if they are hyperventilating.
If your oxygen levels drop during the attack dizziness is also common.
Dr. Gregory Bussell
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Dr. John Overholt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Possible, yes.
Normal, no. Dizziness in that setting typically indicates either poor cardiac output from increased intrathoracic pressure or a low oxygen level.
Both are exceedingly dangerous. Dizziness in the setting of an asthma attack is a worrisome sign and needs immediate evaluation.

In brief: Possible, yes.
Normal, no. Dizziness in that setting typically indicates either poor cardiac output from increased intrathoracic pressure or a low oxygen level.
Both are exceedingly dangerous. Dizziness in the setting of an asthma attack is a worrisome sign and needs immediate evaluation.
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