Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
196 Doctors are Online

What causes frequent dizziness in an elderly person?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2001
Answered : 4907 Questions
I have been experiencing dizziness quite often. I am 76 years old and have an arrhythmia for which I have a pace maker and a defribilator . Can my heart ailment be the cause?
Fri, 27 Apr 2018 in Hypertension and Heart Disease
Answered by Dr. Ilir Sharka 58 minutes later
Brief Answer:
I would explain as follows:

Detailed Answer:

Welcome and thank you for asking on HCM!

I passed carefully through your question and would explain the dizziness does not seem to be related to the heart.

Chronic degeneration of the cervical vertebral column could lead to such complaints.

Do you experience neck pain as well? A cervical spine X ray study would help investigate for this disorder.

An inner ear disorder can not be excluded either. For this reason, consulting with an ENT specialist would help rule in/out this possibility.

Hope you will find this answer helpful!

Kind regards,

Dr. Iliri
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Cardiologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor