Light-headedness - dizzy; Loss of balance; Vertigo
If you tend to get light-headed when you stand up:
Avoid sudden changes in posture.
Get up from a lying position slowly, and stay seated for a few moments before standing.
When standing, make sure you have something to hold on to.
If you have vertigo, the following tips can help prevent your symptoms from becoming worse:
Keep still and rest when symptoms occur.
Avoid sudden movements or position changes.
Slowly increase activity.
You may need a cane or other help walking when you have a loss of balance during a vertigo attack.
Avoid bright lights, TV, and reading during a vertigo attacks, because they may make symptoms worse.
Avoid activities such as driving, operating heavy machinery, and climbing until 1 week after your symptoms disappear. A sudden dizzy spell during these activities can be dangerous.
Call your health care prov...
Sometimes gastroesophageal reflux occurs by itself but it is also common for reflux symptoms to be packaged with other symptoms and conditions. You probably have the typical reflux symptoms such as heartburn, a bad taste in the mouth, the sensation of food coming up your throat and burping. You may have some additional symptoms that are worrisome and interfere with your day to day functioning.
What should you do if you have gastroesophageal reflux and other worrisome symptoms? First, it is important to report these symptoms to the doctor or your medical team. The symptoms may be related to your condition or a side effect of your medical treatment. It is possible to have gastroesophageal reflux and another medical condition. Unfortunately, it may take some additional visits to the doctor and testing to figure out how to manage and treat the symptoms.
For instance, you may have reflux and one or more of these symptoms:
Full Question: Is there a distinction between a "headache" and "heavy-headedness"? I am a young man who has chronic head problems - it is difficult for me to explain to a doctor how I feel - my symptoms are: slight dizziness, a feeling of heaviness, and tightness in my temples and frontal area.... Would this be classified as a headache, and if so, what types of treatment could be of help? Answer : Hello; "Heavy-headed" can be a part of the whole complex of symptoms that people experience as part of their headache. I would think there are a lot of distinctions between the two, since people with many clinical problems or disease states have this complaint. the best way to sort it out is to sit down with someone familiar with headaches. Your feeling of "heavy-headedness" might be part of a tension-type headache, usually very treatable. Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert About Ask the Clinician : Dr. Krusz is a recognized expert in the fields of headache and migraine treatment an...
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