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What Causes Dizziness In An Elderly Person?

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Posted on Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Question: My wife aged 64, has severe dizziness, very unstable when she walks. No nausea. Appetite is poor. Only cure is to lay down and then she sleeps for hours on end.
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Erion Spaho (58 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Changes in intracranial pressure to consider.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thanks for using HCM.

I have read your question and understand your concerns.

Symptoms you describe point towards conditions that affect intracranial pressure such normal pressure hydrocephalus, low intracranial pressure, for example.

It is necessary for your wife to get evaluated by a Neurologist and by brain MRI in order to get a correct diagnosis, even to exclude these conditions.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Take care.
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What Causes Dizziness In An Elderly Person?

Brief Answer: Changes in intracranial pressure to consider. Detailed Answer: Hello and thanks for using HCM. I have read your question and understand your concerns. Symptoms you describe point towards conditions that affect intracranial pressure such normal pressure hydrocephalus, low intracranial pressure, for example. It is necessary for your wife to get evaluated by a Neurologist and by brain MRI in order to get a correct diagnosis, even to exclude these conditions. Hope you found the answer helpful. Take care.