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What causes dizziness and disorientation?

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Posted on Tue, 21 Oct 2014
Question: My dad is 92 years old and had a dizzy spell and is a little disoriented. He is feeling better now, but his temperature is low. Orally it is between 94 and 95 degrees. 94.6 and then 95.3. It is not cold out and I've was not in air conditioning today.
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Answered by Dr. Nishad BN (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Dizzy Spell and Disorientation

Detailed Answer:
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Thank you for asking Health care magic forum
I have gone through your query.Your fathers problem is most likely a hypoglycemic attack.Does he had any sweating during the episode?If yes then it supports hypoglycemia as the cause.It can be the reason he body became cold also.

You should get a random blood sugar in such case.Giving sugar candies or sweet juices will be helpful in such situation.If it is too low a dextrose infusion will be needed.His blood pressure also should be checked.

If that is not the case then it can be transient ischemic attack to brain or problems with heart.So an ECG should be taken and CT or MRI if needed after a physical examination by a physician.
Hope this may help you.Let me know if anything unclear.I am happy to help you.
Thanks
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Brief Answer: Dizzy Spell and Disorientation Detailed Answer: Hi Thank you for asking Health care magic forum I have gone through your query.Your fathers problem is most likely a hypoglycemic attack.Does he had any sweating during the episode?If yes then it supports hypoglycemia as the cause.It can be the reason he body became cold also. You should get a random blood sugar in such case.Giving sugar candies or sweet juices will be helpful in such situation.If it is too low a dextrose infusion will be needed.His blood pressure also should be checked. If that is not the case then it can be transient ischemic attack to brain or problems with heart.So an ECG should be taken and CT or MRI if needed after a physical examination by a physician. Hope this may help you.Let me know if anything unclear.I am happy to help you. Thanks