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I've been feeling sick, dizzy and tired couple of weeks.

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I've been feeling sick, dizzy and tired for a couple of weeks. My skin is pale and cold and I get stomach aches after eating. I just feel generally unwell so any advice would be greatly appreciated
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Ken replied 2 years ago.
Ken :

Hello

Ken :

I am Dr Ken and I will be helping you today.

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Were any investigations done to see for the cause?

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Do you have any diagnosed medical condition?

Customer:

I haven't seen a doctor recently but I have previously been told i'm anaemic

Ken :

Thank you for additional information. Let me explain a bit.

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The symptoms indicate severe anemia for sure - pale skin/ weakness.

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I am a bit worried for pain in abdomen.

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It can be due to either enlarged spleen {secondary to anemia} OR

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increased acid secretion in stomach.

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Increased acid secretion can be due to varied causes like -

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Infection {H.pylorie}/ allergy/ anxiety, stress/ ulcer, extra.

Ken :

Next step - A physical evaluation along with few investigations like blood tests/ upper GI scopy and ultrasound of abdomen should give us more answers.

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As of now -

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Have balanced diet, adequate fluid/ avoid alcohol, smoking/ stay away from stress, anxiety {Yoga, meditation help}.

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TUMS, a glass of cold milk should sooth the stomach mucosa and relieve pain.

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Have more of green leafy vegetables.

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Does this make sense?

Customer:

my diet is usually very healthy, its only the last 2 weeks that i've started to feel unwell. I cut out white pasta, bread and rice about 6 months ago after the stomach pains started but i'm still poorly. I get dizzy all the time. Yesterday after 2 drinks I started to go dizzy and slurring as if I was drunk.

Ken :

Feeling dizzy indicates

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Severe anemia or

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Low blood pressure or low blood sugar.

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It needs to be evaluated for sure.

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Above mentioned tests would help.

Customer:

I've got a nurse appointment tomorrow for another reason. Would I be able to ask her about it or do I have to make another appointment?

Ken :

That relieves me. Yes, you can discuss this with her and better get a doctor appointment.

Ken :

Best

Customer:

ok thanks for your help

Ken :

Good Luck :)

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