What Causes Dizziness and Hunger?

Are you experiencing severe dizziness for no particular reason? Do you easily feel hunger and discomfort with an increased desire to eat? Watch out! The frequent occurrence of being dizzy and hungry may be two different things, yet pertains to a single result - that something is wrong in your body. These symptoms may be an indication of an underlying medical condition that needs to be managed and given attention.

 

What Causes Dizziness and Hunger?

Listed below are some of the medical conditions with detailed information about its causes and recommended treatments.

1.    Meniere’s disease

Meniere’s disease is a chronic ear condition that occurs due to the changes in the balance of fluid in the inner ear. It can occur in one ear or in seldom cases both ears. There is no known cause of this condition; however, there is a tendency that this medical condition is hereditary. 

Symptoms:    

  • Extreme dizziness
  • Loss of hearing and balance
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Ear pain and discomfort 

Treatments:

  • Diet with low-sodium
  • Water pills or diuretics
  • Medications to lessen dizziness and help control nausea
  • Surgery 

2.    Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia, also known as insulin reaction, normally occurs in diabetes patients when their blood sugar level becomes too low (below 70 mg/dL). Possible causes of this medical condition include inadequate food intake, increased exercise rate, or too much insulin intake. 

Symptoms:

  • Dizziness
  • Hunger
  • Anxiety and fatigue
  • Excessive sweating
  • Headache and confusion 

Treatments:

  • Eating and drinking glucose-rich foods
  • Injection of glucose 

3.    Motion sickness

Motion sickness occurs when people are moving in a vehicle such as a car, bus, boat, or plane. Some experts think that it occurs as a result of a conflict in the sensory input of motion from the brain, the eyes, and the ears. 

Symptoms:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting 

Treatments:

  • Over the counter and prescription drugs 

4.    Malnutrition

Malnutrition is a condition that occurs when the body is not getting enough nutrients due to several factors. Some include unbalanced diet, improper digestion and absorption of nutrients, and alcoholism. Severe cases may be life-threatening and cause permanent damage to the body. 

Symptoms:

  • Dizzy and hungry feeling
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Food cravings
  • Slow growth 

Treatments:

  • Dietary changes
  • Nutritional supplements
  • Medications for underlying medical conditions
  • Tube feeding

5.    Arrhythmia

Arrhythmia is a heart rhythm disorder that occurs when the electrical impulses that control the heartbeat are not working properly. It can make the heart beat too slowly, too quickly, or at times give irregular heartbeat. The condition may be harmless for some but can be dangerous over time. 

Symptoms:

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue and feeling faint
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Pain and discomfort 

Treatments:

  • Proper medications
  • Pacemaker
  • Cardioversion or a shock to reset the heart
  • Ablation therapy
  • Surgery 

6.    Medication reaction or side effect

Side effects of medication occur due to allergies and sensitivities to the medicine taken, especially during large dosing. It may occur in all types of medications, even with the natural remedies, depending on the body’s reaction towards a particular medication. 

Symptoms:

  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Stomach upset
  • Seizures 

Treatments:

  • Immediate stopping of the medication
  • Treating symptoms that occur

7.    Anemia

Anemia is a condition that occurs when the body doesn’t have enough red blood cells to carry oxygen to the tissues. It comes in many types, depending on the causes. Some of the common causes of anemia include blood loss, vitamin deficiencies, pregnancy, and chronic diseases such as cancer and autoimmune disorders. 

Symptoms:

  • Dizzy and hungry feeling
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Headache
  • Pale skin
  • Chest pain and shortness of breath 

Treatments:

  • Iron and vitamin supplementation
  • Changes in diet
  • Blood transfusions
  • Medications such as Epogen
  • Surgery 

8.    Diabetes Type 1

Diabetes is a chronic condition wherein the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin for the body to use. It may occur at any age and may lead to serious complications in the heart, kidneys, nerves, eyes, and feet. 

Symptoms:

  • Hungry and thirsty
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Frequent urination
  • Blurry vision 

Treatments:

  • Insulin
  • Medication for high blood pressure
  • Low dose aspirin therapy 

9.    Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism or overactive thyroid occurs when the thyroid gland produces too much thyroid hormone, allowing the body functions to speed up. It is fairly common, especially in women. A common cause of this medical condition is the immune system disorder known as Grave’s disease. 

Symptoms:

  • Hunger
  • Fatigue and trouble in concentrating
  • Palpitations and shakiness
  • Weight loss
  • Sensitivity to heat 

Treatments:

  • Thyroid gland suppressants
  • Beta blockers for rapid heart rate
  • Radioactive iodine
  • Thyroid replacement therapy
  • Surgery to remove all or part of the thyroid gland 

10.    Exercise or physical activity symptoms

Exercise symptoms occur when too much physical activity is done or when starting an exercise for the first time. It can instantly increase the heart rate for a few minutes and recovery will depend on the physical health of the person. 

Symptoms:  

  • Dizzy and hungry feeling
  • Headache
  • Dehydration
  • Fatigue and feeling faint
  • Muscle aches and strains
  • Shortness of breath 

Treatments:

  • Rest and relax
  • Cold or ice packs
  • Heat therapy
  • Compression bandages
  • Pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications
  • Drinking water and other liquids 

Some of the problems may be harmless while others can be serious and may lead to a more serious condition. It is therefore important to determine the root cause of such conditions by consulting a doctor. This will allow accurate prognosis, better management and proper treatment to any of the medical conditions causing these symptoms.

 
 
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