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By Medicover Hospitals / 28 March 2022

Home | Articles | Dizziness with nausea calls for a doctor visit: Know why?
  • Most of the time we come across feelings of dizziness with nausea. It may be due to bad health, pregnancy, an empty stomach, lack of sleep, or any other reasons.
    It’s not something to worry about because it most often goes away on its own. Only in rare cases, do we need to see a doctor. If we maintain good health and take certain precautions, then these problems are nowhere to be seen.

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    Dizziness

  • It is a combination of various feelings such as unsteadiness, vertigo, light-headedness, and weak. People experience dizziness many times in their lifetime. Rarely, it is a sign of any serious health problem.
  • Dizziness symptoms-

    Symptoms of dizziness are -
    • A sensation of movement (spinning)
    • Unbalanced body movement
    • Light-headedness
    • Feeling faint
    • Blurred vision
    • Headache
    • Difficulty hearing
    • Nausea and vomiting

    Dizziness causes

    Dizziness is a common condition and it's rarely a sign of any health problem. The possible causes of dizziness are as follows -
    • Inner ear problems
    • Anxiety disorders
    • Eyes problems
    • Heart problems
    • Migraine
    • Low blood sugar
    • Dehydration
    • Low blood pressure when we suddenly stand up
    • Problems with the blood or oxygen flow to the brain
    • Travel sickness
    • Vertigo
    • Brain and nerve-related disorders
    • Other diseases

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    Migraine headaches

  • A migraine headache is a common neurological condition that leads to various symptoms, such as a grave throbbing pain or a pulsing headache focused on one part of the head.
    It exists along with nausea, vomiting, confusion. It is very sensitive to light, sound, and smell. Migraine attacks can stay for hours to days, and the migraine pain can be so intense that it disturbs the daily activities of a person. Migraine headaches occur at times or several times a month.
  • Migraine Symptoms -

    The symptoms of migraine are -
    • Extreme throbbing or dull aching pain felt on one side of the head or even both sides.
    • Physical activity increases pain
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Headache is sensitive to light, sound, and smell
    • Weakness
    • Speech problems
    • Confusion

    Dizziness treatment

    Dizziness treatment mostly depends on the underlying cause. Often it subsides on its own without any treatment.
    If your dizziness is not going away then it's a good idea to consult a doctor.
    Self-care treatment includes -
    • Take rest and lie down for sometime Drink fluids
    • Change positions slowly, when you are standing up after lying down. Sit for some time before standing up.
    • Avoid sudden head movements
    • Avoid driving or operating dangerous types of equipment while you feel dizzy.

    Nausea

  • Nausea is a sensation that you may vomit. It’s not painful but can cause discomfort. Nausea does not indicate any serious health problem, and there are many ways to eliminate the feeling of nausea.
  • Nausea symptoms -

    Nausea symptoms include -
    • Feeling of vomiting
    • Lack of appetite
    • Fatigue
    • Restlessness
    • Sweating
    • Stomach ache
    • Burping
    • Feeling discomfort in the chest, upper abdomen, or back of your throat

    Nausea causes

    The below-given factors bring about nausea -
    • Food poisoning
    • Motion sickness
    • Dizziness
    • Migraine
    • Fainting
    • Low blood sugar
    • Improper sleep
    • Drinking excess alcohol
    • Chemotherapy
    • Morning sickness in early pregnancy
    • Gastroenteritis and other gastrointestinal disorders

    Nausea treatment -

    Nausea is a common problem occurring due to many specific and non-specific reasons. It goes away on its own or we can follow a few steps to minimize or stop it.
    • Drink a small amount of water or herbal tea at a time. Drinking old or frozen drinks will also help to relieve symptoms.
    • Consume light and bland foods (salty biscuits or plain bread)
    • Avoid heavy, sweet, and junk foods
    • Eat slowly, smaller portions of meals frequently
    • Do not combine hot and cold foods
    • Avoid any activity after eating
    • Avoid teeth brushing after eating
    • Choose foods that are easily digestible

    When should I book a doctor's appointment?

    Dizziness and nausea are two non-specific symptoms. Everyone in their life experiences these symptoms due to some factors. The symptoms mainly go away on their own without any medication or doctor consultation.
    An individual can seek emergency medical assistance if he/she face the following situations -
    • Symptoms persist for many days, severe and frequent in nature
    • Dehydration or digestion issues in pregnancy
    • Changes in personality or trouble walking
    • Develop severe dizziness or nausea after a new medication
    • Chronic anxiety
    • Excessive sweating and discomfort
    • Numbness, weakness, or tingling sensation
    • Severe migraine headache
    • High fever
    • Falling unconscious
    • Chest pain
    • Abnormal heartbeat
    • Breathing problems
    • Frequent vomiting
    • Hearing issues
    • Vision problems
    • Altered consciousness or excessive drowsiness

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