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09 Sep 2007

Dizziness
Over the last few weeks I have been having dizzy spells especially after looking upwards (bending my head back), sometimes when walking and even while sitting down. I am 59yrs old and on antihypertensive medication which is controling my blood pressure. At times it seems as if my vision is also affected.
Is this serious and should I go and see my doctor.
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Tuppy
Yes rather see your doctor - this may be a problem in the inner ear - like an imbalance in the fluid levels of the three semicircular canals of the vestibular system. You may need to see an ENT specialist and use stabilizing medication for a while.
See http://www.emedicinehealth.com/benign_positional_vertigo/article_em.htm
Dr Bets
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