Lisa Nelson RD #16: If an individual experiences significant dizziness and/or lightheadedness, that requires grabbing an object to steady themselves, when moving from a squat position to standing followed by feelings of fatigue and weakness, should they consult their MD? What may be a possible problem?
Dr. Shelby-Lane: Vertigo is an ailment that involves a disturbed sense of balance in which the affected individual feels their surroundings are in a state of constant movement, especially through a spinning sensation.
Several causes for syncope include inner ear disturbances, cardiovascular problems, drugs and medication side effects, neurologic disorders, endocrine, infectious diseases, neurocardiogenic syncope, herbs, etc. All of these conditions require further evaluation and re-evaluation or tests such as an MRI, EEG, carotid ultrasound , EKG, Echocardiogram , a TILT test, hormone and blood tests, as indicated after a thorough exam and evaluation. You ma...
Well I guess my problem is that I have constant non-stopping headaches. I've had them for a while now but these past few weeks, they've been really bad. Sometimes, when i get up too fast during one of those headaches (which frankly is all of the time now) i get really dizzy and my vision gets spotty but only for a matter of seconds. Also lately, i've been feeling tired all the time even though i sleep early and at an healthy hour. And also, sometimes when i move my head, it feels like my brain is moving inside and it hurts a lot. These headaches sometimes wake me up at night and other times keep me from sleeping. I've been to a doctor and had an MRI scan but i'm still waiting for the results please help because i'm really worried. Thank you, Farida!
There are many possible causes for your symptoms. They could be from Migraine, another headache disorder, or something else...
Alternative Names Bradycardia-tachycardia syndrome; Sinus node dysfunction Symptoms Usually, no symptoms occur. Symptoms that do occur are nonspecific and may mimic other disorders. Symptoms may include: Chest pain or angina Confusion or other changes in mental status Fainting or near-fainting Fatigue Dizziness or light-headedness Sensation of feeling the heart beat ( palpitations ) Shortness of breath Signs and tests The patient's heart rate may be very slow at any time. Blood pressure may be normal or low. Sick sinus syndrome may cause symptoms of heart failure to occur or worsen. Sick sinus syndrome is diagnosed when the symptoms occur only during episodes of arrhythmia. However, this often is difficult to prove. An ECG may show various abnormal heart rhythms related to this syndrome. Holter monitoring is an effective tool for diagnosing sick sinus syndrome because of the episodic nature of the disorder. Extremely slow heart rate and prolonged pauses may be seen during Holter monitoring, along with ...
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