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Enlarged heart, high blood pressure. Difficulty in keeping the balance. What is causing this?

This is the second time I ve experienced extreme equilibrium issues. The first time some months back so I can t recall any details. I am 49 years old. I take atenol/clor and lasic daily. I have an enlarged heart and high blood pressure . I got up in the middle of the night and lurched through the house last night on my way to relieve myself. This morning I got up and lurched about, even almost falling off the commode while seated. I didn t feel nauseated until after I ate and I dare not look down, that makes things worse. I haven t been sick since late December, had the flu . Again, this is the second time this has occurred. My ears feel fine by the way. What could cause intermittent issues like this. And I was fine the next day after the first experience.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Mar 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

The body's balancing mechanism is in the inner ear. An ENT (Ear Nose Throat) specialist is the one to see - especially in the presence of tinnitus. They have special tests to confirm or exclude the contribution of the ear.
If it is from getting up from bed, it may be from postural hypo-tension.. Did you check your BP?
It can be from anaemia – what is your haemoglobin?
Has an ECG been done?
Change of rate, rhythm could be contributing
See your GP...

If there are no clues, you have to be followed up by a neurologist.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Sat, 30 Mar 2013
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