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Dizziness and flu

Dizziness is often a result of being dehydrated during the flu


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  • Bradley's photo avatar
    Bradley — 02.08.2018 08:04
    Hello, I have been having dizziness for a week now, I drink plenty of water and rest. I have noticed my ears lose hearing time to time. My head is alright laying down but standing up makes me dizzy and light headed.


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      jen — 03.08.2018 13:17
      Hello Bradley If you find the tips above are not helping in any way then it is advisable to go and see your doctor just to make sure that there are no other health issues such as low blood pressure causing your symptoms.


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      Bradley — 03.08.2018 13:17
      Thanks for the response, I went to see the doctors yesterday and was told it was heat exhaustion In which I have to drink 4 litres of water per day until I recover.


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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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