lightheadedness – any ideas why??
ive been out in dubai about a week starting a new job. In the last couple of days ive started to feel pretty lightheaded. Im not out in the heat much. I get it most in aircon buildings.
Any ideas before i put the wheels in motion to get checked out. As im new here i dont want to cause bother if it could be a simple problem.
Im used to working abroad, in the heat etc and this is the first time ive had this problem.
Any ideas???Posted 8 years agosorMember
Pull down yout lower eyelids and have a peek at the colour inside. They should be red. If they’re pale then it’s a sign of anemia.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor. I don’t even like them! But when I mentioned my tendency to fall over due to lightheadedness to my sister, this was how she diagnosed me. The inside of my eyelids were white.Posted 8 years agoaphex_2kMember
Kramer – Member
hora – no. If your urine is anything other than completely clear, you’re dehydrated and need to drink more. No need to have it tested.
So absence of colour in urine means you’re hydrated? Rubbish.
You could be running high blood sugars, spilling protein and ketones (and potentially diabetic).
Healthy urine has colour. Too dark is dehydrated, no colour could mean you’re over hydrated and flushing nutrients out when you pee.Posted 8 years agohazeiiMember
Hence the advice to aim for a straw colour.
Body’s seem to take a while to settle down to a change in environment, so normally I’d be in the ‘give it time’ camp. However, given the much more informed advice above about anemia I’d go down the Doc’s (or borrow some EPO off a roadie 😉 ).Posted 8 years agosorMember
OP – if you’re prefering to avoid the trip to the doctor then give the iron/vit c tablets a fortnight to get you back up to where your iron should be.
And also do what mrsflash says, that’s all good stuff there. Liver, if you can eat it, is also very high in iron. And look for ‘fortified’ brekkie cereals. I found Somerfield’s own brand rice crispies had a much higher iron content than Kellog’s.
What the doc can do really quite easily is ensure it is iron-deficiency anemia (there are a few varieties of anemia) and track down and tackle the underlying cause. They’ll also give you sometihng else to help with the usual side-effect of iron tablets – constipation.Posted 8 years ago
macmclaren go easy on the iron. You could iron-OD. Theres a term for that. Although you havent eaten much recently modern processed food can be over-fortified with iron.
Get the pee-test done. When I was convinced I could be diabetic etc they did a simple PH-test etc to check the levels. A blood test should be good as well.
One more thing, you havent been having hots*x with Burka-wearing-suspender-clad hotties now have we? 8) 🙄Posted 8 years ago
Iron overdose – heamachromatosis
Passing large amounts of dilute urine – Diabetes insipidus, Diabetes Mellitus, and the nephrotic syndrome.
Urine is not meant to be straw coloured, it is meant to be clear with a very pale tinge to it at most. Admittedly passing inappropriately large amounts of clear urine is symptomatic of various diseases, but that’s not what the OP asked. New onset lightheadedness in someone who has moved to a warmer climate is likely to be dehydration, if their urine is also dark, that makes the diagnosis more likely.Posted 8 years agodirtygirlonabikeMember
when i was training hard, i was lighthead/dizzy a lot of the time. had a full set of blood tests done which showed nothing, but my blood pressure was really low – this is apparently common in athletes, especially female ones. eating little and often, and making sure i was eating good food helped as well. taking iron has also helped – despite testing negative for anaemia.Posted 8 years ago
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