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Should I Visit Emergency Room For Persistent Lightheadedness?

I am a 50 year old male in relative good health. Today at work I started to get slightly lightheaded. I drank a few glasses of water and ate a salad, but the lightheadedness has continued. It is slight, but I present. No other symptoms seem present. My primary is on his day off. I am uncertain if this feeling is worthy of going to the emergency room.
Fri, 8 Dec 2017
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
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Well come to HCM
Thank for asking a question
Your concern being appreciated, lighthead symptoms may have several causes but the most common is hypoglycemia, cerebral ischemia, labyrinthitis, some time may be undetected hypertension, and others, have some rest, eat something, if you are hypertensive then check the blood pressure, and in case of diabetes get done the plasma glucose level,
Only advise I would give you is to try Betahistine till you see your doctor, but is nothing to worry, if the symptoms are not severe else you have to see the ER just to rule out the cerebrovascular condition
hope this information helps.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Rana Ahsan Javed's  Response
You should go to the emergency deptt and get your ecg done to rule out any rythm abnormalities that is affecting perfusion in your brain making you feel light headed.
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Should I Visit Emergency Room For Persistent Lightheadedness?

HI Well come to HCM Thank for asking a question Your concern being appreciated, lighthead symptoms may have several causes but the most common is hypoglycemia, cerebral ischemia, labyrinthitis, some time may be undetected hypertension, and others, have some rest, eat something, if you are hypertensive then check the blood pressure, and in case of diabetes get done the plasma glucose level, Only advise I would give you is to try Betahistine till you see your doctor, but is nothing to worry, if the symptoms are not severe else you have to see the ER just to rule out the cerebrovascular condition hope this information helps.