well my dad has had a stroke, many years ago, he has diabetes, high blood pressure + hardening of the arteries and emphysema. since xmas he has been suffering with dizzy spells. we have checked his sugar level and this is not the problem. we have checked out his medication to make sure he isn´t mixing the wrong ones. his doctor says he has vertigo, but i feel soemthing isn´t right. the attacks can happen anytime of the day. could someone give any advice? what role does uric acid have? could it be something as simple as anaemia? and how can a dopplar test help?
he has had an ecg and that has come back ok. I took him to my private GP and he suggested a blockage in the veins, hence the lack of oxygen to the brain and the dizziness. how serious is his situation? should I be panicking? I have a bit of nursing background and it seems as though he could be heading for another stroke or a heart attack! I live in Spain and he lives in the UK so it is difficult to help him. although his dr sounds like he aint worth a carrot!! thanks to everyone who has replied. x
Vertigo is usually caused by an inner ear infection. …Because this area is so small, antibiotics usually do not help…It takes several months to get over it.
…If the GP thinks it might be caused by clogged vessels, then you may want to a vascular doc to see if he may need to have his caratid arteries unclogged…it is a surgery that docs due to help prevent a stroke.
…a doppler test usually can help test the amount of vessel clogging…
…Anemia can cause dizziness, but this is easily diagnosed by simple bloodwork.
…Uric acid elevation test usually done to rule out Gout. Gout causes your joints to swell and hurt. It can also be elvated if you are chronically dehydrated. Make sure your father drinks plenty of water.