Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
146 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes dizziness and excessive sweating?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Noble Zachariah

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :1974

Answered : 2276 Questions

default
Posted on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: For the past few days I have been getting very dizzy and begin to sweat that is like a soaking sweat I am not overheated but the begin to get nauseous from the dizzyness and then it goes away in about an hour if I lay down and close my eyes. I think it is because of not eating but this has never happened before and I have never been one to eat in the morning
doctor
Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
Vertebrobasilar insufficiency is a possibility

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for your query.
I presume you have been in good health other than this dizziness which has developed recently. Your description of symptoms fits in with a vertebrobasilar insufficiency. This is a condition in which the blood flow to the base of the brain which also includes areas associated with balance ( like the inner ear) is compromised, often temporarily It becomes worse when one stands up or turns the head from side to side and is relieved on lying down.
It is commoner in people with diabetes, cholesterol abnormalities, high blood pressure or cervical spondylosis.
I would appreciate your input on my thoughts.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Cervical spondylosis

doctor1 MD

I have a sharp pain on the left side of my head that keeps happening intermittingly through out the day?

doctor1 MD

My pain is between shoulder and spine and lower skull and neck

doctor1 MD

I woke this morning with pain (dull ache that will somewhat intensify then subside some) in the base of my head, down my neck and into my shoulder...

doctor1 MD

Hi-----I have been suffering from cervical spondylosis since 15 years and also a hypertensive patient since 20 years or so---in winter times my...

doctor1 MD

I HAVE A BUZZING OR A RINGING SOUND IN MY EARS, FOR ALMOST ONE YEAR. EVERTHING IS NEGATIVE IN MY MRI, ACCORDING TO MY DOCTOR AGING PROCESS. I ALSO...

doctor1 MD

Hi have had recurrent dizziness for well over a year, very sudden, lasts only about 10 -30 seconds, big problem is always feel very nauseas for...