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 causes dizziness when you stand up from sitting?

Query: Hello doctor, This question is regarding my mother, who is 57 years old. She is getting episodes of dizziness from the last one and a half or two years. Most of the time, they are mild, and they occur for few seconds when she gets up or sits down. Sometimes, they stay long and are associated with n...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, it is not something to worry about. Her symptoms and response to Vertin (Betahistine), although incomplete, suggests that these are originating from the internal ear, which is the most common cause of dizziness in old age. This occurs due to age-related changes lea...  Read Full »

I have recurrent shooting headaches five years after a traumatic brain injury. Kindly help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I have had persistent, recurrent headaches and shooting head pains due to a concussion from a traumatic brain injury, that I acquired five years back. The doctor has described my headaches as tension-type headaches, I have pain behind the eyes mainly, but it can be on the top of the head...  Read Full »


Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know few more details about your problem. Since when you started to have this problem? Did it start immediately after the accident? Or it started after some gap? In which part of the head do you have headaches mostly? Is it only behind the eyes? What...  Read Full »

Are my frequent premature atrial contractions, palpitation, and dizziness signs of heart failure?

Query: Hello doctor, My symptoms are getting worse day by day. I have frequent premature atrial contractions, and now my hands feel weak and swollen. I also feel dizzy and get weird palpitation. I had an echo one month ago, and the results were negative. I am scared and do not know what to do. Is this a si...  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Valecha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are well. If your echocardiogram was normal, then you do not have heart failure. Hand swelling can be due to some other reason. Kindly avoid the triggering factors like stress, panic attack, anxiety disorder, alcohol, and excess caffeine as these can ...  Read Full »

I have been diagnosed with benign multinodular goiter. How to manage it?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been recently diagnosed with multinodular goiter and have done FNAC, which turned to be benign. Is there any other way to get rid of the enlargement of the goiter and the nodules? My thyroid is full of them ranging from 0.5 to 0.9 mm. What should I do? I feel lost, and I have a con...  Read Full »


Dr. Swaraj S W

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can I see the FNAC (fine needle aspiration), and ultrasound of the thyroid reports? Do you have a family history of thyroid illness? Revert with more information to an endocrinologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/endocrinologist  Read Full »

Why is my blood pressure not under control with regular medications?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 44-years-old female, and I am suffering from hypertension. My blood pressure is 135/84 mmHg today. I am taking the medications regularly but cannot bring my blood pressure under control. I have headaches and dizziness often. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Rajendran R Nayar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand you have hypertension. You are still recording mild hypertension, despite taking your medicines regularly. I want to know if you have tested for kidney, thyroid, adrenal, and electrolyte imbalance. Salt restricted diet and exercise will help yo...  Read Full »

What causes neck stiffness along with dizziness and pressure in the head?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had neck stiffness for the past four months. It is accompanied by dizziness, feeling of pressure in the head and nose. Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Aida Quka

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I understand your concern, and your symptoms could be suggestive of cervicogenic headaches and peripheral vertigo. A wrong posture or a sinus infection can lead to this clinical situation.I would recommend consulting with your doctor for a physical examination and sugges...  Read Full »

What to do for the sharp stabbing headaches that get worse after exercise?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old girl, who weighs 140 lbs and I am 5.7 feet tall. I get sharp stabbing headaches, which get worse after exercise. I also feel a less intense pressure throughout my head. I have this problem from the past four years, and they are getting worse. When I am stressed, I g...  Read Full »


Dr. Rares Chinezu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for the query. The signs you described are non-specific but should be checked. Especially, if headaches are followed with vomiting, you had multiple prescription glasses changed rapidly, loss of smell, and have trouble expressing verbally. There are quite a ...  Read Full »

I have chest pain at 25 weeks of pregnancy. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20 year old female, who weighs approximately 150 lbs, and I am 25 weeks pregnant with my third child. I went to the ER two days ago due to severe chest pains. They did an EKG, which they said came back slightly abnormal, but they did not explain. They hooked me up to all kinds o...  Read Full »


Dr. Isaac Gana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand what you are going through. During the course of pregnancy, it is normal to have various changes in different systems of the body, especially the cardiovascular system. You are having tachycardia, which is very common alongside hypertension during pregnanc...  Read Full »

Is it acceptable to take Levothyroxine with an MAO inhibitor?

Query: Hello doctor, I am wondering if I can take Levothyroxine along with MAO inhibitor? Also, I have taken Etizolam for a sleep disorder, how long do I need to wait before I can take MAO inhibitor?  Read Full »


Dr. Amritagarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can take Levothyroxine with MAO (monoamine oxidase) inhibitor. The list of contraindicated drugs is as follows. Amphetamines. Cocaine. MDMA (3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine). Opiates. Barbiturates. Decongestants and allergy medications. Diet pills...  Read Full »

Why do I feel dizzy with a racing heart rate at 12 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 24 years old. It is my very first pregnancy, and I am about 12 weeks pregnant. I have been experiencing extreme dizzy spells, rapid heart rate, and the chills. I will be completely fine, and suddenly, I feel dizzy with racing heart rate. My face gets cold, and I will take slow breath...  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me start on a reassuring note that you and your baby are fine. For the initial 12 weeks of pregnancy, there is no placenta (the connection between mother and baby). The embryo is just lying deep within the layers of the uterus. At 12 weeks, the first trophob...  Read Full »

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