Lightheadedness is a feeling of dizziness or faintness. It occurs due to dehydration, side effects of medications, low blood pressure, low blood sugar, and heart disease. It is necessary to consult a doctor if the lightheadedness occurs along with facial drooping on one side, shortness of breath, nausea, and vomiting. It is treated by taking enough water and receiving intravenous fluids in normal cases. In severe cases, antinausea medications and antianxiety medications are taken depending on the accompanying symptoms.
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Query: Hello doctor,I keep getting pains in my side, back, chest, and shoulders. When I get pain in my chest, I struggle to breathe and feel lightheaded. I can only walk ten minutes, and my side really hurts. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention your age and weight. Get investigated for a complete hemogram, blood sugar, blood pressure, and thyroid profile. Also, perform an X-ray cervical spine to rule out cervical spondylitis, ECG (electrocardiogram) to rule out cardiac conditions, and CT (com... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have type 2 diabetes mellitus, and I take my daily medications. I have begun to experience lightheadedness and have to hold onto a wall. My doctor told me that my exercise and medications are controlling my diabetes. I take Metformin 500 mg daily. I have also been under medication for ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Not exercising or walking could be one reason. Another reason could be cervical spondylosis. Use a soft cotton pillow and lie straight on the bed. Do not keep arm under the head while sleeping. Do mild neck exercises for strengthening. Get an x-ray of the cervical ... Read Full »