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What causes dizziness in an elderly person when diagnosed with low pressure?

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Posted on Sat, 10 Mar 2018
Question: A little background: I have lower blood pressure, am 61 years old and live a sedentary lifestyle during the week and walk on the weekends. I have experienced lightheadedness, and numb/cool tongue. Dizziness seems to be worst when I look down. Otherwise I am healthy.
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Answered by Dr. Sameer Maheshwari (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Could be positional vertigo

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome.
This is Dr Sameer, cardiologist.
Dizziness or vertigo especially in a particular position can be because of positional vertigo.
We give Tab Betahistine ( Tab Vertin) 8mg thrice daily for such.
I will also recommend you for X Ray Cervical spine (to see for Cervical spondylitis) & vitamin D3 to see for other causes.
Thanks and take care
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What causes dizziness in an elderly person when diagnosed with low pressure?

Brief Answer: Could be positional vertigo Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome. This is Dr Sameer, cardiologist. Dizziness or vertigo especially in a particular position can be because of positional vertigo. We give Tab Betahistine ( Tab Vertin) 8mg thrice daily for such. I will also recommend you for X Ray Cervical spine (to see for Cervical spondylitis) & vitamin D3 to see for other causes. Thanks and take care