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Cause of giddiness, and imbalance - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi Dr.
Doctor :   Dr XXXXXXXX here
User :   Sir, I am xxxx here
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   yes.. I have giddiness
User :   while walking , lot of imbalance is felt
User :   due to which i move towards right side
Doctor :   ok. since when you are having these symptoms?
Doctor :   please describe the giddiness in detail.
User :   for the past 6 months
User :   yes will proceed with details on giddiness now
Doctor :   sure. go ahead
User :   the giddiness occurs due to the following postures as well
User :   1. once woken up in the morning
User :   2. getting up from sofa after some time
User :   3. bend down and try to straighten the head then giddiness occur
User :   4. while walking - the body moves to the right.
User :   currently these are the scenarios where giddiness occurs.
User :   also, i have spondilitus and a border line diabetic
Doctor :   your description suggests more of posture related problems and also precipitation of giddiness with change in posture.
Doctor :   are your sugar levels controlled?
Doctor :   are you on medication for spondilitis?
User :   sugar levels are in control..have taken the 3 month report i hereby provide the sugar report
Doctor :   ok
User :   3 month sugar report : 1) HBA1C shows 7.1.. the level MGBS is 81
User :   sorry HBA1c shows 7.25
User :   the level Mean Blood Glucose shows 181
User :   Age: 60 years.
Doctor :   have you taken consultation in these last 6 months for the giddiness?
User :   yes.
User :   the tablets given are
User :   Vertim 24 mg - morning & evening
User :   for the past 3 months.. the tablet is consumed.
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   are these symptoms better with Vertin use?
User :   it was OK.. but now for the past one week, the giddiness is not in control
Doctor :   ok. then in that case it could related to innerear problems probably BPV (benign postural vertigo)
Doctor :   it can be confirmed after a thorough examination by ENT specialist
Doctor :   and symptoms can be controlled with practicing special exercises
User :   i have consulted the ENT - the doctor has tested the ears and he had confirmed that everything seems to be fine.
Doctor :   ok then examination will be necessary for ruling out BPV
Doctor :   and if found positive
Doctor :   then exercises will be taught to be done under supervision.
User :   i missed you for some time
Doctor :   hi
User :   ok to continue
Doctor :   Dr XXXXXXXX here
User :   what should be the next step
Doctor :   please proceed with your discussion.
User :   where should we meet up
User :   do you advise a doctor (ENT specialist) to be contacted
Doctor :   your next step should be to consult an ENT specialist again to rule out BPV, if found positive for BPV, then exercises will be taught to be done under supervision.
User :   OK Sir thanks for your valuable time
User :   will revert with my feed back
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   is there a permanent solution to this?
User :   as i have multiple probelems
User :   1. Spondilitis, 2. Diabetic, 3. giddiness.
Doctor :   your problem is a bit complex due to diabetes, spondilitis and vertigo all together.
Doctor :   vertigo or giddiness can be a symptoms of all the 3
Doctor :   so a detailed examination and investigations should be considered.
User :   ok so which all specialist do you think we need to get in touch
Doctor :   first of all ENT specialist, if ENT cause is ruled out, then Orthopedic surgeon to see if spondilitis in getting uncontrolled and giving you the symptoms.
Doctor :   along with a discussion with a diabetologist to control the HbA1C levels even more
User :   Sure thanks a lot!
User :   for your valuable time
Doctor :   you can choose to take second opinion from our panel specialists too to discuss your problem in detail
Doctor :   before proceeding with further treatment
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Doctor :   visit this link to see list of ENT spcialists
User :   however unable to get in touch with him.
User :   sure sir.
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW
Doctor :   visit this link to consult orthopedic surgeon.
User :   ok
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
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