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What causes dizziness and nausea?

Good afternoon, a little background... I awoke this morning and felt fine and apart from what I ve been experiencing this morning - still (sort of) feel fine. I am a 57 yr old female, 5 4 overweight (approx 180lbs) and a smoker. I awoke earlier (about 10am). While sitting outside, waiting for my dog to do her business, I was hit by a wave of dizziness (a slight graying out feeling), nauseousness and waves of what I can only describe as a heatwave travelling head to toe. I don t recall my heart racing (but it might have been)... there was no chest pain. I took several deep controlled breathes until the feeling passed and I continued on with my day. Since then, and right now in fact, I have continued to have this feeling (about 8 times in 5 hours). It s like heat & a tingling sensation radiating through my body, mostly arms & legs and lower back - face will feel flushed, I get nauseous and dizzy. I continue to do controlled breathing through this until it passes (about 5 secs). However, I have this incredible headache now as well and the ringing in my ears (which I ve had for years) is worse. This feeling has happened about 8 times since I awoke. I have checked my pulse and it appears to be within the reg limit at about 68-72 beats/min. Apart from these oddities I feel fine. 9 times (just now).... I don t know whether I should visit the emerg or not..... I m a little scared..... Help/Advice?
Tue, 18 Dec 2018
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Hello,

Nausea is symptoms that may develop for a variety of reasons. Among the most common causes of dizziness and nausea is blood pressure that is either too high or too low.

Sometimes dizziness and nausea may develop because of a serious undiagnosed medical condition. To rule out serious medical issues, a person may do well to notify his doctor when these symptoms arise.

One of the most common causes of dizziness and nausea is low blood pressure. Most people know that high blood pressure is a problem but are unaware that low blood pressure can be problematic as well.

When a person’s blood pressure is too low, the affected individual’s brain may be deprived of the amount of blood it needs. As a result, a person may feel dizzy and experience nausea as well.

In addition, a person who has low blood pressure may sweat, experience shortness of breath, vomit, and even have chest pain. Dehydration is another cause of dizziness and nausea. I think you should visit the emergency to roulout hypertension.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Sonela Suxho, Pathologist and Microbiologist
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What causes dizziness and nausea?

Hello, Nausea is symptoms that may develop for a variety of reasons. Among the most common causes of dizziness and nausea is blood pressure that is either too high or too low. Sometimes dizziness and nausea may develop because of a serious undiagnosed medical condition. To rule out serious medical issues, a person may do well to notify his doctor when these symptoms arise. One of the most common causes of dizziness and nausea is low blood pressure. Most people know that high blood pressure is a problem but are unaware that low blood pressure can be problematic as well. When a person’s blood pressure is too low, the affected individual’s brain may be deprived of the amount of blood it needs. As a result, a person may feel dizzy and experience nausea as well. In addition, a person who has low blood pressure may sweat, experience shortness of breath, vomit, and even have chest pain. Dehydration is another cause of dizziness and nausea. I think you should visit the emergency to roulout hypertension. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Sonela Suxho, Pathologist and Microbiologist