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What causes constant dizziness?

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Posted on Tue, 24 Mar 2015
Question: I am in my 80s physicaly in good shape, I am on kitogenic diet, normal weight normal blood pressure, elevated sugar level, 110- 120 after meal,no sugary ingredients.I excercise and am active. Blood test indicats all is normal, colestrol level 160
Practically every day starting appx 10 am I start feeling dizzyish for the rest of the day.
I was taking sleepig tablets but now for the last two weeks Ido not take any and sleep 6-7 hours.
Please provide some guidance,is this food related or any other hidden reasons?
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Answered by Dr. BR Hudda (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
neurological or inner ear problem

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to health care magic

I had gone through your question I really appreciate your concern

Looking at your age and medical history I would come up following possibilities
age related vestibular degeneration or labirynthitis (inner ear)
neurological disorder
BPPV
high blood pressure or orthostatic hypingotension

I would like to know does your head spins or surroundings?? Ketogenic diet may produce a mild dizziness but to be on safe side it's better to rule out other conditions

Please make a visit to neurologist for detailed clinical examination and confirmation of diagnosis

meanwhile don't stay alone take precautions while sitting or standing up

I hope you will find my response informative and helpful please feel free to ask for follow up questions
I will be happy to help you

wishing you good health and vitality
Regards
Dr BR Hudda
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Follow up: Dr. BR Hudda (21 hours later)
A few months ago I had my brain mri scanned it appeared ok
I also had inner ear cheked oll ok also .
I do not have vertigo.
I hve dizzy spells mostly after brekfast and lasts for 35 hours as if I had a shot of whisky,my ballance is not bad.
my stool appears black, do not have somach aches.
Is this some form of diggestion issue??

Sorry, I just an error, I ment the dizzy effect lasts approx 3 to 5 hours not35.
Regards, XXXX
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Answered by Dr. BR Hudda (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Black stool could be due to gastrointestinal bleeding

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thank you so much for your reply and keeping so much faith on us

I am glad to know that your MRI scan and inner ear is all ok
dizziness after food at your age could be related to any of following conditions
post prandial hypotension
reactive hypoglycaemia due to a carbohydrate rich diet
gastritis due to stomach hyperacidity

black colour stool is a worrisome presentation it could be related to intestinal bleeding, please make a visit to gastroenterologist for upper GI endoscopy to see for an ulcer

hope this addresses your query please don't hesitate to ask for follow up if need be
Best wishes
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Follow up: Dr. BR Hudda (11 hours later)
If the ulcer is a potential problem would it manifest itself as stomach discomort or pain?
Is it passible to have reactive hypoglycemia having very limited starchy diet,small amount of brown breasd or cracers?
I cosume no sugar,some berries, meat and vegies.
My weight is normal I go to gym nearly every day.
Your further comments will be appreciated.
Redards, XXXX
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Answered by Dr. BR Hudda (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
considerations

Detailed Answer:
Hello sir
thank you so much for your reply

peptic ulcer mostly manifest as on and off abdominal pain and acid reflux like heartburn which also fluctuate with food intake

Reactive hypoglycaemia can be corrected with following guidelines
Eat frequently every 2 hours
have complex carbohydrates like whole grains and cereals
drink and eat before and after you exercise
carry a snack wherever you go
Have plenty of fibers which helps to slow digestion of food

I hope this adresses your query, still you wish to prepare a diet chart for you, let us know I will be happy to help you

Get well soon
Regards

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What causes constant dizziness?

Brief Answer: neurological or inner ear problem Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to health care magic I had gone through your question I really appreciate your concern Looking at your age and medical history I would come up following possibilities age related vestibular degeneration or labirynthitis (inner ear) neurological disorder BPPV high blood pressure or orthostatic hypingotension I would like to know does your head spins or surroundings?? Ketogenic diet may produce a mild dizziness but to be on safe side it's better to rule out other conditions Please make a visit to neurologist for detailed clinical examination and confirmation of diagnosis meanwhile don't stay alone take precautions while sitting or standing up I hope you will find my response informative and helpful please feel free to ask for follow up questions I will be happy to help you wishing you good health and vitality Regards Dr BR Hudda