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My father in law is 93 and is feeling very dizzy. He has

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My father in law is 93 and is feeling very dizzy. He has been in bed since Friday night, and doesn’t want to get up which is very unusual for him. He just manages to totter to the loo, but often feels very faint there. He went into hospital last Wednesday evening due to anal bleeding. He was thoroughly checked there, and discharged with diagnosis being haemorrhoids. What do you think is causing his dizzyness, and what should we do?
JA: Has your father-in-law used any medication for dizziness?
Customer: No
JA: Got it. Has he seen a doctor about dizziness?
Customer: No
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in his medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: He had a mini stroke about 8 or 9 years ago

Hello My name is***** I will try ot help you today.

I am so sorry that he is going through this.

Have somebody checked his blood pressure or bloods were checked?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
it was all checked when he went into hospital on Wednesday, when he was already unsteady then.
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
His blood pressure was normal then, but it hasn’t been checked since
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
What do you think is causing his dizzyness?

is his dizziness related to position when he stands from sitting postition.

Is it positional?

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
He gets dizzy just sitting up in bed, and standing up. The room isn’t spinning, he’s giddy in the head.

I think he is dehydrated and he has postural hypotension which is a common problem in old age.

I would advise you give him plenty of fluids and give him exercises for postural hypotension, it will help.

Is that alright?

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Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Thank you, I'll try to get him to drink more fluids.

Can you kindly rate this consult 5, it would be much appreciated.