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The Doctors: When dizziness is dangerous

The Doctors

Dizziness is linked to dozens of medical conditions, but the cause may be tough to determine. Here are two definitions of “dizzy,” possible causes and ways to find relief.

Feels like: You’re about to faint. If it happens when you stand up after sitting or lying down, it could be caused by a form of low blood pressure called orthostatic hypotension. When it lasts only a few seconds after standing and rarely occurs, it’s typically not something to worry about. Even so, you should still see your doctor.

Feels like: You’re spinning. Inside your ears are tubes that contain fluid and sensors that help the brain maintain your balance. When calcium crystals in your ear dislodge and float within the tubes, the brain is sent confusing messages. The most effective treatment is a procedure that consists of several slow maneuvers for positioning your head, which helps move the crystals.

– The Doctors is an Emmy-winning daytime TV show with pediatrician Jim Sears, OB-GYN Lisa Masterson, ER physician Travis Stork, and plastic surgeon Andrew Ordon. Check http://www.thedoctorstv.com for local listings.


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