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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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I AM ON ANTIBIOTICS AND STEROIDS AS I HAVE HAD A BAD COLD. I

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I AM ON ANTIBIOTICS AND STEROIDS AS I HAVE HAD A BAD COLD.
I HAVE HAD MY ANNUL FLU JAB AND AM NOT FLUIE.
I AM 75 YEARS OLD, HAVE EMPHAZEMA AND TAKE AMLODAPINE AND METABET FOR EARLY DIABETES.
I HAVE BEEN HOUSE BOUND FOR ABOUT 4 DAYS AND WONDERED IF NOT MOVING AROUND MUCH MAY BE THE CAUSE OF MY FEELING VERY LIGHTHEADED WHEN I STAND UP AND WALK ???
COULD YOU PLEASE ADVISE ME IF IT'S THE LACK OF MOVEMENT AND NOT EATING A PROPER DIET AS I LIVE ALONE.
***** *****eberman
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi. Any fever with this? Have you been drinking plenty of fluids? Any chest pain?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

NO FEVER, DRINKING PLENTY OF WATER, NO CHEST PAINS

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK Frank. By chance have your checked your blood pressure during these episodes of lightheadedness?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I WILL CHECK MY BLOOD PRESSURE

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Well the reason I ask is that the problem may be low blood pressure and that could mean a problem with your heart. Another possibility would be anemia. I don't think this is just a problem with being sedentary Frank but I'm concerned about your symptoms so you should call your doctor about this right away
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