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Dizziness and flu

Dizziness is often a result of being dehydrated during the flu


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    Amos — 09.04.2018 15:43
    Hello, even though I drink plenty of water and other fluids I still feel dizzy but it's just a slight dizziness I can still walk and such but it feels like the world is a tiny bit slanted for some reason. Is this normal?


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      Jen Tan — 09.04.2018 19:47
      Hello Amos. Dizziness resulting from flu can take a few days to settle. It is good to know that your symptoms are 'slight'. If you find that symptoms persist beyond 2 or 3 weeks, please seek further help from your doctor as it could be that the balance mechanism in your middle ear has been affected.


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    Vincent — 23.03.2018 07:12
    Feeling dizzy,why?


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      Jen Tan — 23.03.2018 08:52
      Flu can make you dizzy because of a few reasons. Firstly, the infection can make you feel generally unwell. A drop in blood pressure is another cause and this can be made worse if you are dehydrated. Finally, the viral infection can sometimes affect the balance mechanism in the ears leading to vertigo.


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    J. — 17.02.2018 14:54
    I am experiencing vertigo for the past 3 days - no cold or flu symptoms . Could this also be the flu?


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      Jen Tan — 17.02.2018 17:12
      Vertigo resulting from a viral infection can appear without concurrent symptoms typical of a cold or flu. However, there are many other causes of vertigo and associated dizziness and as your symptoms are unexplained, you should really make an appointment to see your doctor to rule out other health conditions.


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