Dizziness

The feeling of being lightheaded and unbalanced is called dizziness. Some of the causes of dizziness are vertigo, Meniere's disease, drop in blood pressure, anxiety disorders, ear infection, heat stroke, motion sickness, anemia, and a decrease in blood volume.

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What can cause episodes of dizziness and electric shocks in the head?

Query: am a 37 year old Male who Has been getting bouts of dizziness as well as what can only be described as electric shocks in my head. There has also been what feels like a nerve twitch in my temple. I have also found that my reaction time is a little slower. I have gone for cardiac screening which invo...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: hello! Welcome to icliniq! I understand your concern and would explain that the dizzy boots could be caused by an inner ear disorder (including Positional paroxysmal benign vertigo), which shows normal MRI. The electric shock feeling in your head, could be related to Trigeminal neuralgia, ...  Read Full »

Do symptoms like sore throat, chest heaviness and dizziness with no fever indicate Coronavirus?

Query: Hello doctor, My question is about the Coronavirus. I have been having some symptoms such as indigestion, sore throat, slight heaviness in the chest area (sometimes) and dizziness (sometimes). Dizziness could be because of panic.  Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Child Health Specialist, General Practitioner, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not panic, it is not Covid-19 if there is no fever. For sore throat, you can start warm saline gargles.  Read Full »

I have palpitations and dizziness. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, Over a month ago, I had an episode where my heart started racing out. I got lightheaded and dizzy. I thought it as a heart attack. However, I went to my doctor and he listened to my heart beat, checked my pulse and my blood pressure. He said that everything was fine and I just had a panic...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are various reasons for having palpitations followed by dizziness. The most important one being an abnormal heart rate or rhythm which starts suddenly and terminates abruptly. This could be detected by different monitors that you can carry with you and these d...  Read Full »

My TSH value is 6, but I was not suggested to take any medicine. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have done my TSH test recently and the result is 6.0 but my doctor did not suggest any medication. What should I do now? I am having many problems like weakness, gaining weight, dizziness, trembling, back pain, and waist pain. My skin is getting pale and dry day by day. I remain f...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query as to why your doctor does not want to prescribe any medication for your raised TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone). Well, in my opinion, he is right because your TSH is a bit high but not above 10 when we need to prescribe treatment for the same....  Read Full »

What causes headaches with dizziness and tinnitus?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering with headaches, a feeling of pressure in my head, occasional dizziness and tinnitus. I am on the waiting list to see a neurologist, but in the meantime I paid for 2 non-contrast MRI scans 6 months apart, both of which came back normal, apart from the second one picked u...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your question and would explain that two MRI are more than enough to exclude any possible brain tumor (attchment removed to protect patient identity). The pineal cyst may be an incidental finding, as it does not seem to be related to the ...  Read Full »

I feel dizzy and vomiting suddenly for about a week. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am feeling dizziness and vomiting sensation for over one week. Rest everything is fine. Periods are normal and just had periods ten days back. I just had my blood test done. Kindly advise the possible medication and preventive health care. I am attaching my complete blood report.  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: Most of the values are borderline normal. Early iron deficiency anemia manifestations through low MCV and MCHC are present. However, iron levels are norm...  Read Full »

I have continuous dizziness with loss of balance. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Continuous dizziness. Losing balance could not sit or stand for more than few minutes. Age:65, Height:6'2'', Weight:220 lb.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajay Panwar

Internal Medicine Physician, Neurologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your MRI spine reports osteophytes at multiple spinal levels along with bilateral neural foraminal stenosis at C6-C7 level (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These cervical changes though can cause dizziness but persistent imbalance is not usually seen wi...  Read Full »

Will PPI's cause constant headache, dizziness and nausea?

Query: Hello doctor, A few months before, I developed a gastric issue that required treatment with PPIs. Soon into using the drugs I developed headaches, dizziness, and nausea. I changed the type of PPI three times but the symptoms persisted. The symptoms included a feeling of pressure above my right ear ...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read carefully your question and would explain that the dizziness does not seem to be related to PPI adverse effects, as it would have disappeared now. For this reason, I would recommend consulting first with an ENT specialist in order to exclude a possible inne...  Read Full »

What could be the cause for constant dizziness, vision blackout, ringing sound and headache?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old female. Almost every time I stand up or sit up I get extremely dizzy and lose all eyesight, and everything looks like a tv that lost signal. I also lose most of my hearing and there is also ringing noises in my ear. After a few minutes I can see again, but I get abo...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Frequent chronic headaches are most commonly due to: 1. Migraine headache. 2. Chronic tension headache. Migraine headaches are usually unilateral, associated with throbbing, vomiting sensations, photophobia, and phonophobia. Chronic tension headaches usually present w...  Read Full »

Why am I having heartbeat skip and dizziness inspite of normal ECG?

Query: Hello doctor, I have some problems with my heartbeat. It has been three days today and still, I am feeling the same thing. My heartbeat skips for a few minutes and then go on. I went to the hospital and get it checked. The doctor at the hospital ordered for x-ray, blood tests and ECG as well. All ...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your history, you are having skipped beats with dizziness. No prior history, no chest pain or breathlessness. In this case, what I do in practice is to have a cardiac examination and get ECG (electrocardiogram). As in most of the cases, we will get some clue....  Read Full »

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