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I suffer from feeling dizzy. It is especially when I bend

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I suffer from feeling dizzy. It is especially when I bend down. I have recently been through a stressful period with an ill daughter. I am aged ninety and find my balance is what one would call dodgy. I have never before suffered from high blood pressure.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 3 years ago.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Sicne how long are you having this?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You mentioned high blood pressure. How high does your blood pressure go?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Do you have any other medical problems?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Please let me know.

Customer:

don't know but doctor always says :"yes its alright"

Customer:

arthritis only

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Since how long are you feeling dizzy?

Customer:

1 month

Customer:

I also find my balance is very unsteady

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Have you been seen for this dizziness?

Customer:

no

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I personally think that you do need to be seen for this.
There are a number of possibilities:
1. Benign positional vertigo is the most common possibility and its something that can be treated and is not something to worry about a great deal.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

2. It could be something like a stroke in the brainstem for which you will require an MRI but this is something unlikely and needs to be ruled out.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

These are the two main possibilities.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Meanwhile for the dizziness I would recommend that you be given some anti dizziness medications like betahistine or antivert etc.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Are you with me?

Customer:

thanks

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
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