Patient discussion about dizziness

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Q. What Causes Dizziness?

My husband is 55 years old. Lately he's been experiencing dizziness when he gets up from sitting for a while. What could be the cause?
A1We often feel dizzy when we are very tired, however real dizziness could indicate on a variety of problems: neurological, cardiovascular (for instance low blood pressure), nutritional (for example lack of glucose), dehydration and more. When someone complains about experiencing dizziness when getting up from sitting or lying down, the cause is usually a sudden drop in blood pressure (called orthostatic hypotension).
A2Dizziness is a symptom that is related to many conditions. The cause could be cardiovascular, for instance heart rhythm dysfunction (arrhythmias), new anemia, or a sudden drop in blood pressure, that cause irregular blood supply to the brain. Dizziness could also suggest a problem in the vestibular system of the inner ear, which is necessary for equilibrium. This symptom can be very disturbing and on going dizziness should be investigated.

Q. What causes dizziness?

I’m a 55 years old woman with 2 children, and in the last few weeks I have a feeling of dizziness every time I stand up from my bed. What cause this feeling? Does it mean I have some serious thing? I also have hypertension and diabetes that are usually stable.
A1If this feeling appears solely on standing up, it maybe related to drugs you take to treat your hypertension (It’s called “orthostatic hypertension”). You should report this to your doctor and maybe changing your treatment can make this feeling disappear.
A2Many things can cause dizziness, from simple and mild problems to life risking situations. You should see a doctor to diagnose this dizziness.

Q. Dizzi spells-Help!!!!

I keep getting really dizzy and passing out and seem to have constant headaches. I am also really weak and tired all the time and almost never sleep. My doctor won’t do anything but its really making me feel like crap and it is really stressing me out. I really don’t need any more stress in my life because I can’t cope with it like that. somebody help me please
AYour doctor is the only one that can give you tests and give you the correct advice and treatment. If your doctor is unable to help, then you should see one of the other doctors at your clinic. Getting some sleep may also help you, but you really should see your doctor.

Q. what could cause dizzy spells

my daughter is 11 and just incountered a dizzy spell legs felt funny and stomach too.
A1sounds like a blood circulation problem, anemia maybe. when there is a problem with oxygen transportation in the body-
the limbs are usually the first to suffer, numbness and feeling like ants are crawling on them. and also dizziness, the brain needs his oxygen. the doctor will probably check for blood pressure, blood works and all that.
A2low blood sugar may be the problem.

Q. What Is The Difference Between Dizziness and Vertigo?

I have really bad dizziness problems, and my doctor wrote down that I have "true vertigo". What is the difference between vertigo and dizziness?
A1Vertigo is a term that means there is a feeling as if in a spin. Dizziness describes any lack of stableness, not necessarily a true spinning sensation. There are two types of vertigo: subjective and objective. Subjective vertigo is when a person feels a false sensation of movement. Objective vertigo is when the surroundings will appear to move past a person's field of vision.
A2Vertigo, a specific type of dizziness, is a major symptom of a balance disorder. It is the sensation of spinning or swaying while the body is stationary with respect to the earth or surroundings. The effects of vertigo may be slight. It can cause nausea and vomiting and, if severe, may give rise to difficulty with standing and walking. Therefore when doctors ask whether or not you feel like "you are spinning", or "is the world spinning", they are trying to distinguish between the two, because the diagnosis is different with or without that spinning sensation.

Q. What are the sides effects of alcoholism beside dizziness and blur?

AIn the short term, excessive alcohol consumption may cause vomiting and metabolic disturbances, seizures and coma. In the long term, alcohol may damage the pancreas, liver and other organs, and expose to cancer of the mouth.

You may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/alcoholism.html

Q. Dizziness and vomiting after a car accident, what can it be?

Two days ago I was in a car accident and a car rear ended me. I went to the emergency room and was checked up and was discharged saying all is ok. Following the next morning I woke up and the whole room was spinning. I feel nauseous and find it hard to do daily activities. What do I have?
A1It could be Vertigo. The sudden onset of vertigo usually indicates a peripheral vestibular disorder.
Symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) usually last a few seconds to a few minutes and are intermittent (i.e., come and go). They also may include lightheadedness, imbalance, and nausea, usually as a result of a change in position (e.g., rolling over in bed, getting out of bed). Please consult your GP about these symptoms.
A2It sounds like Vertigo, which can happen from car accidents. Symptoms of vertigo vary in severity and may include the following:
A feeling your surroundings are moving or spinning, nausea, vomiting, difficulty in standing or walking, the sensation of light-headedness, the sensation of not being able to keep up with what you are looking at, and the sensation that the floor is moving.
Go to your GP for further diagnosis. He might do an examination of your ears, eye movements and nervous system in order to find out the cause of your symptoms.
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