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Treatment for cervical spondylitis leading to dizziness and imbalance - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
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User :   i am 48 yrs female. suffered reactive arthritis last sep. ok now. feeling dizzy and unbalanced since 1 month. got cerv spond x-ray done. confirmed. am i taking the right path. r the symptoms point to cer spondy.?
Doctor :   feeling of dizziness and loss of balance are symptoms of C. spondylitis
Doctor :   did you get your blood pressure monitored?
Doctor :   was it normal?
User :   i am being given stugeron forte,stemetil(is it necessary?),lorsaid(not taking as no significant pain). any further test reqd.? bp was high a week back(170/100). bp patient since 8-9yrs.brought to lower(140/90). but still dizzy so cerv x-ray done.
Doctor :   stygeron/stemetil is to relieve dizziness
Doctor :   BP should be controlled
User :   ortho doc diag- c.spondy with vbi. what is vbi?
User :   also loud whistle in right ear wid hearing prob not now but 5-6 ears
Doctor :   ok VBI is vertebro basilar insufficiency
Doctor :   that is to say
Doctor :   that there is blood circulation problem also assciated
User :   is it serious?
Doctor :   it could be serious, get a brain and neck MRI done
Doctor :   to see the current status
User :   is it curable?. d medicines r for 10 days. when should i go for this?
Doctor :   i would suggest you to get a re-examination done and discuss your reports with another orthopedician
User :   sometimes d dizziness is more sometime less.
User :   could it be hyperacidity?
Doctor :   do you have any symptoms to suggest hyperacidity?
User :   sugg some symptoms plz
Doctor :   the dizziness if due to c.spondylosis, can be less at times and more at times, depending on the amount of pressure on the nerves.
Doctor :   do you have symptoms to suggest hyperacidtity like burping, burning sensation in chest, nausea, vomiting, upper stomach discomfort?
User :   except nausea n vomiting all r there
Doctor :   dizziness could also result due to BP fluctuations, get your BP monitored 2-3 times a day, maintain a record for atleast a week to note down any fluctuations and relation to symptoms
Doctor :   then you also seem to have gastritis, which can be treated with diet changes and medications
Doctor :   Take Digene syrup 20 ml 2-3 times a day as needed before food
Doctor :   to relieve the symptoms
Doctor :   the diet changes would include a limited oil, salt and protein diet
Doctor :   for the further investigation of c.spondylosis and VBI, follow the above given suggestions
User :   also told about ear prob.
Doctor :   what did your doctor say about the ear problem?
Doctor :   was the problem detected in middle ear or inner ear?
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