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What causes sudden dizziness and sweating?

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Posted on Wed, 9 Jul 2014
Question: I was in a store looking around at stuff, when I started to feel somewhat weak and a little dizzy. Then I stared to sweat a lot . Drips of sweat was in My head , dripping down My hair and neck. My hair and neck got socking wet. I went to sit down. It went on for about 30 min.
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Needs management, Evaluate heart perfusion first

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking!
At the age of 70 with the episode of dizziness and sweating my first suspicion and priority would be to sort out cardiac profile with an EKG and echo. As perfusion issues are most likely cause of sudden vertigo in such age groups. Once ruled out then vestibular functions assessment and complete inner ear assessment would be next.followed by assessment of central cause of dizziness like migraine. Simple electrolytes abnormalities due to climate change can cause that too.
Nut shell, get to ER have an EKG and echo, if that is clear then the imminent danger is ruled out, then later elective management of the cause of this dizziness can be sorted out.
I hope it helps.take good care and don't forget to close the discussion please.
May the odds be ever in your favour.
Regards
S Khan
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Brief Answer: Needs management, Evaluate heart perfusion first Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking! At the age of 70 with the episode of dizziness and sweating my first suspicion and priority would be to sort out cardiac profile with an EKG and echo. As perfusion issues are most likely cause of sudden vertigo in such age groups. Once ruled out then vestibular functions assessment and complete inner ear assessment would be next.followed by assessment of central cause of dizziness like migraine. Simple electrolytes abnormalities due to climate change can cause that too. Nut shell, get to ER have an EKG and echo, if that is clear then the imminent danger is ruled out, then later elective management of the cause of this dizziness can be sorted out. I hope it helps.take good care and don't forget to close the discussion please. May the odds be ever in your favour. Regards S Khan