Common "Dizziness" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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 Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 could be the cause for recurrent headache and dizziness?

Query: Hello doctor, My major complaint is headache and dizziness. This has been ongoing for years, despite being to several doctors. I am currently on Levothyroxine for hypothyroidism along with Bisoprolol for IST. I have had an MRI and CT scan done on my head, both of which came back abnormal. My doctor...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Regarding your concern, I would explain that these CT scan and MRI findings are not related to the headache and dizziness. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would like to know more about headaches. Is it throbbing or like pressure? Do you feel na...  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 Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

How to manage tingling sensation and occasional dizziness?

Query: Hello doctor, For three months, I have had a tingling head which is irritating, and sometimes dizziness. Also, I have left arm numbness sometimes. I am not sure what to do. I am currently taking Maxgalin M 50 and Neurogin.  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your symptoms could be related to epilepsy seizures. I recommend performing a brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and an EEG (electroencephalogram). An anti-epilepsy agent (Lamotrigine, Topiramate, etc.) may be necessary.   Read Full »

Are my partner's wisdom tooth infection and eye problem connected?

Query: Hi doctor, My partner has been experiencing lack of focus in eyes (both), for about a week now. It is not double vision or seeing things, just not being able to focus on something especially letters and the smaller the harder for her to read no matter the distance. We went to an Ophthalmologist and...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would explain that the wisdom tooth infection does not seem to be related to the eye problem, as the tooth lies in the lower jaw. I agree with the neurologist for a brain MRI in order to exclude optic neurons, although her symptoms ar...  Read Full »

Am I having subdural hematoma or recovery from head trauma?

Query: Hello doctor, I fell to the side of car four months back and have symptoms of memory problems. Also, some mental confusion, lights, and difficulty reading. No headaches. I did have an odd spell of paraesthesia that lasted five minutes a week or so after head injury. I inched better. Then next month ...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read carefully your question and would explain that your symptoms are not typical of a dural hematoma. You should know that this disorder, usually causes progressive worsening symptoms like a headache, nausea, gait imbalances, limb numbness or weakness, somnolence a...  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 Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 s...  Read Full »

My medications are worsening my dizziness. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am around 34 years old and was diagnosed with MS last month. I have had severe dizziness for three months, and it is getting worse. The previous day I could not lift my head off the pillow. I am losing my balance, and I am unsteady on my feet. I have got headaches too. My doctor prescr...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report (attachment removed to protect patient's identity) and would explain that your symptoms seem to be related to MS (multiple sclerosis) relapses. The dizziness is a typical sign of midbrain lesions. I would sugge...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from constant headache and dizziness. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from constant headaches and dizziness. I have gone to the eye doctor multiple times, for eye dilation exam which came back normal, and then told I need to see a neurologist, which my eye doctor would not refer me to. My primary care physician has put me on antibio...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your question carefully and would explain that your symptoms are suggestive of migraine. Thank you for the detailed information, which can undoubtedly help direct me as a doctor toward the right diagnosis. As the headache is always in the same part of the head,...  Read Full »

Is my dizziness related to any heart problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel dizzy the whole day. In the last 10 days, I have consulted three doctors, physician, ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctor and also checked audio test of the ear. The ENT doctor said that there is no problem in ears, but my dizziness is continuing. It feels like there is no balance...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Considering your symptoms and the fact that your symptoms are relieved by taking the tablet Stemetil (Prochlorperazinemaleate) 5 mg, I would conclude that your situation is related to an inner ear disorder. Although the doctor has excluded an inner ear disorder, a vir...  Read Full »

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