Can Acid Reflux Cause Dizziness?

By , November 18, 2011 12:22 pm

If you are feeling dizzy you may be surprised to learn that acid reflux can cause dizziness. Dizziness can come in two forms. One is called vertigo which present as movement in the things that surround you. The things are not really moving but they seem to be to you. You may feel like you are whirling or spinning. The other type of dizziness is where you feel lightheaded. You feel like you are going to lose consciousness and you may be a bit confused. This type, as well as the other type, dizziness may cause you to become nauseated. Let’s look at some of the causes of dizziness.

eMedicine Health states that stress will often lead to anxiety. Stress affects the body in many different ways. One of the ways is to cause you to feel dizzy. This can cause a decrease in the blood flow into the brain and the result is a feeling of blacking out. When you suffer from disorders like panic attacks and attacks of anxiety you can feel dizzy and this is due to the shallow breathing that is a sign and symptom of these two disorders. You may start to feel disoriented.

Acid reflux can cause dizziness if one of the medications that are prescribed for this condition has a side effect of nausea or other symptoms that may bring on a feeling of being light headed. If you eat foods that cause your reflux problem to become worse you may suffer a feeling of disorientation. When vomiting and diarrhea occur the body loses valuable electrolytes and if you become dehydrated as a result of the digestive upset you may experience spells of fainting.In rare cases, severe dehydration could lead to hospitalization. If you are interested in helping to diagnose and treat such cases, there are a number of MSN programs online where you can get the proper nursing degrees necessary.

If you are avoiding foods that can cause acid reflux, dizziness may present as a side effect of becoming deficient in nutrients that are necessary for maintaining body health. Your blood sugar can become unstable and a disease called hypoglycemia may result. Linda J. Vorvick, MD, says that low blood sugar happens because too much insulin is released into the body or because the glucose is used up too fast. If you are avoiding foods or eating the wrong foods you may have this as a result.

If you are ill with the flu or with a cold and are directed to drink lots of water to flush your system you may cause the acid balance in your stomach to change and as a result you may experience some feelings of fainting and rest is generally the best treatment for this type dizziness. WebMD says that medication can have dizziness as a side effect. Some medications such a diuretic can cause dehydration. Dizziness is a side effect of this disorder. If anxiety is treated with sedatives and tranquilizers you may find that the acid balance in your stomach changes.

When you are stressed and anxious you may have more acid produced. When you reduce the stress it may take a short period of time before your body adjusts to the decrease in stress. You have seen that acid reflux can cause dizziness as a result of the disorder and because of a side effect of medications that can be used to treat the disorder.

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