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Q: Unexplained dizziness

Twice now, for no good reason I have had an attack of dizziness and had to sit down immediately to keep from falling. Is this a sympom of a heart problem? I have high cholestrol but otherwise am in great health at age 71.5

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nhamel, Editor
10/ 1/08 10:02am

Hello BJA

 

Firstly sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Dizziness can be caused by many things including a loss in blood pressure. I would suggest going to the doctors and asking for a heart stress test (it is easy, they just make you walk on the treadmill for a little while) and they will be able to give you a much better answer than anyone online who couldnt see you in person ever could.

 

Thankyou for your question.

 

sorry again about the delay.

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By BJA, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/17/12, First Published: 05/08/08