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What causes dizziness after eating red meat?

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Posted on Tue, 7 Oct 2014
Question: I then went for allergy testing.And avoided certain food fir three months which helped.However now if i eat red meat which i have not touched in 4 months i started feeling dizzy and weird till i passed gas

is this normal.I sometimes feel spaced out and dizzy ever since this food poisoning happened 4 months ago.

Is it anxiety?or anything else?
I feel like it affects me every day

I can also feel spaced and foggy when talking to people

I have had so many blood tests they r normal.When i get a dizzy episode i get v worried

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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You may suffered from GERD.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX, myself Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar. I am practising in XXXXXXX XXXXXXX , XXXXXXX Food allergies are often seen in humans. But it is from childhood. And the symptoms of food allergy are mostly vomiting and diarrhoea. Body tries to remove allergen if allergy is there. In your case, by your histroy I can make out that you have gastric trouble with red meat and other heavy food. This is seen in GERD(Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease). It is due to laxity of gastroesophageal sphincter. So the acid of the stomach tend to come up in esophagus and cause the symptom s.
Follow these simple steps.
1. Avoid spicy and oily food.
2. Avoid stress and anxiety, keep calm.
3. Avoid heavy meals, instead take frequent small meals.
4. Go for walk after meals.
5. Take good antacids like proton pump inhibitors (PPI) with prokinetic agents.
6. Keep 2-3 pillows under your head in bed.
Follow these steps for atleast 1 week and if you are improved than you are suffering from GERD. These steps will really benefit you.
Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to answer other queries if you have. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (9 minutes later)
The reason i am saying this is because all this started after i had got gastritis infection and after two weeks of antiobiotics i felt better for some days but then i have suffered with dizzy spells and heart the dizziness lasts very short but i panic coz feel like i am going to faint .this can be very nerve raking when i am out in public.I had been taking Acidophyllis pre bioticfor last three months Does Gerd ever go away?the doc here in kenya prescribed me nexium.I am so put of taking drugs coz of how i felt with the antiobitcs.
So do you think this is all gastric related?and does it go away permantly?i also had an endoscopy they saw very mild colitis.
The docs kept telling me its anxiety!
Thanks I have taken note of your advice
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (10 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
anxiety and GERD go hand by hand.

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX, thanks for your query. Yes you are right, anxiety can precipitate GERD. And your symptoms of dizziness spells, dizziness in heart, panic attacks etc are due to anxiety. So consult psychiatrist and take good counselling sessions , discuss your problems and start treatment for anxiety. Now a days many good oral anxiolytics are available which are not habit forming. And by controlling anxiety you can definitely control GERD. I would still suggest you to follow steps I have mentioned in previous answer.
Hope I have solved your query. Wish you good health. Thanks.
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What causes dizziness after eating red meat?

Brief Answer: You may suffered from GERD. Detailed Answer: Hi XXXX, myself Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar. I am practising in XXXXXXX XXXXXXX , XXXXXXX Food allergies are often seen in humans. But it is from childhood. And the symptoms of food allergy are mostly vomiting and diarrhoea. Body tries to remove allergen if allergy is there. In your case, by your histroy I can make out that you have gastric trouble with red meat and other heavy food. This is seen in GERD(Gastro Esophageal Reflux Disease). It is due to laxity of gastroesophageal sphincter. So the acid of the stomach tend to come up in esophagus and cause the symptom s. Follow these simple steps. 1. Avoid spicy and oily food. 2. Avoid stress and anxiety, keep calm. 3. Avoid heavy meals, instead take frequent small meals. 4. Go for walk after meals. 5. Take good antacids like proton pump inhibitors (PPI) with prokinetic agents. 6. Keep 2-3 pillows under your head in bed. Follow these steps for atleast 1 week and if you are improved than you are suffering from GERD. These steps will really benefit you. Hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to answer other queries if you have. Wish you good health. Thanks.