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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Can peripheral vertigo be a sign of something more serious?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 26-year-old male. I am a working professional, and I am 80 Kg by weight and 177 cm by height. I do not smoke or drink. I have been experiencing dizziness and feel like foggy brain and senses for the past week. I feel very hard to focus, even though I put l full effort. This had happ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your question and would explain that your symptoms could be related to an inner ear disorder (peripheral vertigo) or low blood pressure. Have you checked your blood pressure values during these episodes? If your blood pressure values are no...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 37-year-old male. I am getting bouts of dizziness as an electric shock in my head. I have some nerve twitch in my temple. I have done some screening tests such as stress echo, blood test, and holter monitor. All the results came back normal. My doctor referred me to an ENT speci...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Quka


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Dizzy boots are caused due to inner ear disorders including positional paroxysmal benign vertigo. Electric shock-like feeling in the head occurs due to trigeminal neuralgia. It is a condition where a nerve in the brain gets irritated and it ap...  Read Full »

I am suffering from sudden severe headaches, chest pain, and dizziness. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18 year old female. I am suffering from sudden, severe headaches, chest pain, dizziness, fainting, difficulty in balance and blurring of vision often. Why?  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two possibilities. One is anxiety episodes, and the other one is cardiac arrhythmia like PSVT (paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia) or atrial fibrillation, in which heart rate suddenly goes up and also suddenly decreases. Do you have any palpitations ...  Read Full »

Does hypoxia occur if breathing is completely cut off?

Query: Hi doctor, I am worried about a parent whose child tried the popular choking game. They used a tie to go around their neck a few times. She told me the child did not pass out and continued to breathe when the cord was around their neck. Breathing was constricted, not as deep as when they would typi...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hypoxia to the brain occurs when breathing is completely stopped for a few minutes. There are signs and symptoms of hypoxia brain injury, and in that case, walking, eating, and almost every other daily activity will be affected. The judgment will be affected for a fe...  Read Full »

What are the withdrawal symptoms of Progesterone tablets?

Query: Hi doctor, I am currently 4 weeks 3 days pregnant. My first beta at 13 DPO was hCG 147 and progesterone 47. My doctor felt that progesterone suppositories would be beneficial for me due to previous early miscarriage. After taking the first dose of 200 mg within 6 to 7 hours, I started having heart ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Family Physician, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist, Infertility Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You experienced the most common side effects of progesterone tablets - headache, bloating, nausea, palpitations, and dizziness. The only way it can be countered is by increasing your daily water intake to 3 to 4 liters per day. In a dehydrated state, the symptoms can...  Read Full »

How are headaches, vomiting, and dizziness treated?

Query: Hello doctor,I am an 18-year-old male, and I want to help my girlfriend, who is also 18 years old. She suffers from headaches, vomiting, dizziness, and sometimes forgetfulness. Two years back, she checked for her head and also had a CT scan, and the result was that she was negative for a brain tumor...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahendra Thakre

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com I hope you are doing well. I understand your concern. I need to know more about the symptoms. I need to know how frequently she gets a headache, how long she gets a headache, whether it is continuous or intermittent. Any precipitating factors are present such as too muc...  Read Full »

What can cause brain fog, pressure in the head, and dizziness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having brain fog. I cannot think properly even a single sentence or numerical or complex problems. I have some blockage and pressure in my head. I feel dizzy and foggy in my eyes. While reading, I have palpitation in my head and overall body. My eyes become blurred. Frequently, I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention the antipsychotic drugs used to resolve this issue. Yes, sinusitis patients have foggy mind and heaviness in the head. It gets aggravated while the head is in a bending position. Few anti-psychotics can also cause a cloudy mind with confusion. For sin...  Read Full »

Why do I feel dizzy and numb after getting up from sleep for two days?

Query: Hi doctor, I have dizziness or numbness over head for the past two days. I have them when I get up from sleeping. I also get them when I sit for long time. I am working from home for few days. I have done some blood tests. All the reports are fine except for some findings. I have a lymphocyte level...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you are working from home, you might be using a laptop or computer excessively for a long time. In my opinion, symptoms like dizziness and numbness over head are related to the same. Sometimes, neck muscles get spasms and there is decreased blood flow to the neck cau...  Read Full »

Can indigestion cause stomach bloating and acid reflux?

Query: Hi doctor, I have severe bloating, indigestion, and acid reflux attacks. It feels like a big break is in my stomach that will not digest. I get stomach convulsions, and the only thing that gives me some relief is a hot bath and ginger. I have pressure in my head, and I get lightheaded and dizzy that...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Indigestion is a common thing to happen to anybody in a lifetime. Your current body weight seems the main trigger for your symptoms. When the abdominal fat is excess, it compresses the stomach and small bowel, which are gas-filled organs. They can be easily compresse...  Read Full »

Can headaches result in dizziness and balancing problems?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old. A couple of months ago, I had a severe headache. Usually, I get headaches, but for my comfort, I press the back of the neck (a gap that connects the head to the neck). I think I pressed too much. I felt that something traveled from the back of the neck towards the t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sreenivasa Rao


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your issue is related to upper neck issue. Nothing to worry. All you need to do is get your neck diagnosed properly. By a good physiotherapist, work on improving mobility of the neck. Good mobilisation of neck and strengthening the muscles will help you overcome this...  Read Full »

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