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Cause of giddiness post delivary - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   HI H
Doctor :   How can i help you
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User :   Hi..
User :   I am feeling giddiness for last 5-7 days.. I am able to walk properly & does not have any body pain. I delivered a normal baby around a month back.
Doctor :   Any bleeding or fever or chills that you have apart form that which you mentioned
Doctor :   What was you Hemoglobin% ?
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User :   Hi.. Are you still there .. I got disconnected due to power failure..
Doctor :   ok
User :   hb is 12 & BP is also normal
Doctor :   Ok
User :   there is no fever or chills..As such evry things looks normal except that most of time gidiness feling is there..
User :   Problem is not observed during sleeping & atleast one hour after sleeping..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you breast feeding
User :   There seems to be no problem with movement..
User :   Yes..
Doctor :   ok
User :   Yes.. I am breast feeding..
Doctor :   What is the diet you take
Doctor :   and when was the Hb 12 recorded
User :   HB is just recorded three days back after I face the problem & one doctor advice..
User :   I am taking normal diet..with Milk 3 times a day ..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   On e doctor advice Vertin 16 which I have taken for 2 days but no relief.
Doctor :   Did you observe the giddiness in relation to the breast feeding
Doctor :   mean to say after the feeding
User :   No..Its not observed only while breast feeding but i remain most often..
Doctor :   Ok
User :   One doctor suggested that it could be due to improper sleep or tension but there is no tension & I take day time rest although I dont have long sleeps..
Doctor :   Do you observe whil getting up from bed or from floor
Doctor :   after the end of the day
Doctor :   etc
User :   It observed while even in sitting position..If I lie down completely, its not observed. If I sit or stand,it start after 5-10 minutes
Doctor :   Based on your history I coudl think of few conditions that is causing your giddiness is Orthostatic hypotension
Doctor :   Which is mostly because of postural
Doctor :   variations
Doctor :   that happen during the day
User :   I am not doing any hard work & most home activity is taken by other members..How do I avoid this problem..
Doctor :   you got to take some precautions while doing evey posture changing
Doctor :   time
Doctor :   doing it very slowly
Doctor :   sometime it hppens during pregnancy and immediately after child biirht
Doctor :   it is a physiologic phenomenon
Doctor :   You should not worry about it
Doctor :   unless you hurt yourself
Doctor :   falling down
Doctor :   Due to the loss of blood during the child birht process
Doctor :   the blood to the brain is reached slowly
Doctor :   and when you try to change the posture
Doctor :   the brain takes some time to adjust to the inadequate supply of blood
User :   Normally How many days it last.. Should I focus on any particular diet which can help recover quickly
Doctor :   The tablet Vertin is a symptomatic tablet
Doctor :   to take whenever you feel giddy or as per doctors instructions
Doctor :   you should focus on improving the Hb
Doctor :   by greens, jaggery, grains, whole wheat etc
Doctor :   Take high carbohydrate iron rich diet
User :   Please advice if I should continue to use the Vertin tablet or any medicine to improve HB
Doctor :   The tonics or supplemnt are given if the Hb is below the 11 percent
Doctor :   most of the iron comes to normal within 2 months
Doctor :   and you have been breast feeding
Doctor :   so you need 350 kcal more than AAAAAAA
Doctor :   Regarding the Vertin you can take when there is giddiness
Doctor :   THe best way is to take care during posture change
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User :   Thanks.. Should I hope that condition would gradually improve if I focus of diet..
Doctor :   yes surely
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Doctor :   bye
User :   Thanks a lot for your advice.. I am done..

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