The People's Perspective on Medicine
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Dizziness

Will a Mediterranean Diet Fight Frailty?

Some doctors are now recommending a Mediterranean dietary pattern for their older patients to ward off frailty. Can you benefit, too?

David Kaylie, MD, expert on dizziness and vertigo
Podcasts

Show 1116: What You Can Do About Dizziness

In this show to be broadcast live on April 7, 2018, learn about the many potential causes of dizziness. Find out which are most likely and how they can be treated.

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Dizziness

Do You Know How Your Medicine Affects Your Driving?

Taking certain prescription drugs can impair driving and increase the risk of a road accident.

An elderly woman with dementia and a tableful of medications looking overwhelmed and confused
Dizziness

Can You Avoid Falls by Cutting Excess Medicines?

When older people are taking excess medicines, they are more vulnerable to dizziness and falls. Reducing the number of drugs can make a big difference.

Older woman taking her blood pressure
Dizziness

How Bad is Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure) for the Brain?

Should physicians and patients be concerned about postural hypotension or low blood pressure on standing? Could this condition lead to falls and dementia?

Woman with vertigo has fallen down
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Drugs Can’t Cure Vertigo (BPPV) Caused by Rocks in Your Head

Have you ever experienced vertigo (BPPV), AKA benign paroxysmal positional vertigo? It is a terrible feeling! The Epley maneuver can stabilize the world.

a doctor and a patient getting for a prostate checkup
Benign Prostate Enlargement (BPH)

Side Effects, Interactions and Problems with Prostate Drugs

As men age their prostate glands expand. Doctors prescribe alpha blockers to reduce trips to the bathroom, but there are some problems with prostate drugs.

senior woman with her adult daughter
a dizzy view
Dizziness

Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment Can Cause Deadly Dizziness

Aggressive blood pressure treatment may lower the likelihood of a stroke but blood pressure can drop so much that a person faints or falls from dizziness.

a sphygmomanometer (blood pressure monitor)
Accident damage on a car
a dizzy view
person with overactive bladder covering their crotch with both hands
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

Furosemide (Lasix) Side Effects & Generic Troubles

Furosemide (Lasix) side effects are not always fully described. Be aware of side effects such as incontinence, dizziness, diabetes and kidney damage.

Senior woman with a headache rubbing her temple
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Dealing with Dizziness Is Difficult

Determining the cause of dizziness is the first step to finding a way to relieve it.

Woman in distress covering her ears
Dizziness

Getting Off Zoloft Is Challenging