We often receive questions here at AnxietyConnection.com about whether dizziness can be a sign or symptom of anxiety. Some of our members have written about chronic dizziness that has interfered with their ability to live their life. One member wrote , "Could not go into stores without getting woozy....I literally stayed home for 2 months!" When you go to the doctor because you are feeling dizzy, an inner ear infection is one of the first things a doctor will look at. When tests for that come back negative, you might be sent for an MRI, EEG, echocardiogram or have a blood sugar test done for anemia, low blood sugar or thyroid levels. Our members have described litanies of medical tests and when they come back negative, doctors may not know what is causing the dizziness.
A study completed in 2007 showed that chronic dizziness with no physical causes can be caused by anxiety. In the study, 2,400 patients complaining of dizziness, vertigo or imbalance problems were exa...
Asthma experts preach we asthmatics should exercise no matter how severe our asthma is. This is true. Yet new research suggests exercise itself might actually cause some folks to develop asthma. While it is believed most people are susceptible to developing asthma because they have the asthma gene (as I wrote about here ), new evidence shows that some folks who do not have the gene may also develop asthma. In fact, this study performed in the U.K. shows that as many as 50 percent of athletes develop asthma.
So, if exercise is supposed to be so healthy, how could it cause asthma ? Basically, athletes develop a "special kind of asthma" that occurs only when they exercise. Experts refer to this as exercise induced bronchospasm (EIB), as opposed to exercise induced asthma (EIA). However, in the general population, EIA is the term that is most often used. The main difference, however, between EIA and EIB, is patients who suffer from EIA generally have other asthma trig...
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...
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