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Gem  2 MG Tablet

Gem 2 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Sigmund Promedica
Medicine composition: Gentamicin
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Gem 2 MG Tablet helps in the treatment of a range of bacterial infections. It belongs to a group of drugs called the aminoglycoside antibiotics. The drug stops bacterial growth thus preventing or treating the infection.

The drug is mostly administered via an injection as per the doctor?s guidance. An injection may be administered after a span of 8 hours, depending on the health of the patient, age, weight, extensity of the infection and the body?s reaction to the medication. Generally certain laboratory tests, for instance a kidney function test may be done before administering the drug so as to determine the dosage that can be given. Such tests are regularly done once Gem 2 MG Tablet is started to check the progress of the drug and its effect on the body.

Certain common side effects of the drug include vomiting, feeling nauseous, appetite loss and stomach upset. Redness or itching at the site of the injection is very rare, if this does occur or any of the side effects worsen contact your doctor and seek relevant medical advice.

Patients should provide doctors their detailed medical history, including information about any allergies or existing health condition they suffer from before taking the injection. Especially if you suffer from medical problems like cystic fibrosis, kidney issues, Parkinson?s, or deafness inform your doctor and discuss the various possibilities of the drug use. Expecting women are also not encouraged to take this drug as it may harm the fetus. The drug is known to pass into the breast milk, but most doctors consider it safe for breast feeding mothers.

Gem 2 MG Tablet should be kept away from the reach of children as well as pets. In case of a missed dose, get in touch with your doctor for a new schedule. A double dosage can result in severe complications/

Bacteremia
Gem 2 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of bacteremia which is an infection of the blood caused by Staphylococci and Streptococcus pyogenes.
Intraabdominal Infection
Gem 2 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of intra-abdominal infections caused by Helicobacter pylori, Staphylococci and Streptococci.
Bacterial Meningitis
Gem 2 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of meningitis, which is an inflammation of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and Neisseria meningitidis.
Osteomyelitis
Gem 2 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of bone and joint infections like Osteomyelitis caused by Staphylococci and Streptococci species.
Skin and Soft tissue infections
Gem 2 MG Tablet is used to treat skin and soft tissue infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes.
Pyelonephriits
Gem 2 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Pyelonephritis which is a type of kidney infection caused by E.coli, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Enterococci and Klebsiella pneumoniae.
Allergy
Avoid if you have a known allergy to Gem 2 MG Tablet or any other aminoglycosides.
In addition to its intended effect, Gem 2 MG Tablet may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Abdominal Pain Major Rare
Agitation Major Rare
Blurred vision Major Rare
Changes in urine frequency Major Rare
Hearing Loss Major Rare
Dizziness when getting up suddenly from a sitting position Major Rare
Dry Mouth Major Rare
Fast heartbeat Major Rare
Itching or rash Major Rare
Increased salivation Minor Rare
Depression Minor Rare
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 6 to 8 hours.
What is the onset of action?
The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 30 to 90 minutes for an intramuscular injection and 30 minutes after an intravenous injection.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
Small amounts of this medicine is excreted in the human breast milk. Discuss with the doctor about benefits and risks. Monitoring of undesired effects like diarrhea, candidiasis is necessary.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Gem 2 MG Tablet, and hence can be used as its substitute.
Missed Dose instructions
The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. However, the missed dose should be skipped if it is almost time for your next dose.
Overdose instructions
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
India
United States
Japan
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you're at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Disease
Dehydration Major
Consume an adequate amount of water to prevent kidney injury and hearing problem. Fluid status should be monitored closely in the patients with severe diarrhea and vomiting. Frequent monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Furosemide Major
Gem 2 MG Tablet is not recommended with loop diuretics due to the increase in the risk of kidney injury and hearing problem. Inform the doctor if you are receiving these medicines and any symptoms of hearing loss, dizziness, numbness should be reported immediately. Frequent monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs Moderate
Use of Gem 2 MG Tablet with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like diclofenac, aspirin may increase the risk of kidney injury. Any symptoms of swelling, weight gain, increased thirst, changes in the frequency of urination should be reported to the doctor. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
Cephalosporins Moderate
Use of Gem 2 MG Tablet with cephalosporins like ceftriaxone, cefotaxime may increase the risk of kidney injury. Any symptoms of swelling, weight gain, increased thirst, changes in the frequency of urination should be reported to the doctor. Suitable dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am at 40 Recently 3 months Back diagnose and diabetic Dr. Rx gemer 1 mg Morning 1 tab evening 1/2 half tab. I am since last three months Going to Gym continuously. To control the Diabetics Related issues and to lead Normal life is it possible if possible please Suggest the remedies I am ready to Face any Life style Changes if Suggested. I am taking Normal Daily Breakfast before 10 am and having Lunch between 2 to 3 pm Rice and Dinner Before 9 30 pm 3 Pulkas. I request you to kindly let me know that can Diabetics will controlled by the homeopathy Medicine is it possible kindly Suggest that what qualification Dr. in homeopathy we need to consult Awaits you r earliest response.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
I am at 40 Recently 3 months Back diagnose and diabetic Dr. Rx gemer 1 mg Morning 1 tab evening 1/2 half tab. I am si...
Mr. lybrate-user K, Thanks for the query. Diabetes develops because a person has either less secretion of insulin or there is resistance to its action or both the conditions are present. Once diagnosed (with Fasting 126 mg and above, PP 200 mg and above & HbA1c% 6.5 and above), it can only be controlled by proper medication, diet and exercise. Plus maintaining near normal weight is also very essential. To control diabetes it is essential to adapt a modified lifestyle. Which means taking restricted diet, that gives exact amount of calories needed based on ideal body weight, extent of daily exercise, blood glucose levels. Refraining form alcohol and smoking. As regards efficacy of other alternative therapies being effective in controlling diabetes, well, there is no clinical evidence of it. Unfortunately lot of tall claims are made by some saying diabetes can be cured, which is totally untrue. If you still want to try then it is your choice. Thanks.
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Respected doctors my age 56 heart disease and diabetic and have thyroid but all are in very good control my sincere query is my sugar levels are around 120 before food after food around 130 I am taking Gemer I MG tablet in the morning even after eating sweets like 2 pieces of doodpeda my sugar level stayed constant and never hiked so can I stop taking medicines or do I have to consult a endocrinologist I walk briskly for one hour daily.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Respected doctors my age 56 heart disease and diabetic and have thyroid but all are in very good control my sincere q...
Mr. lybrate-user, Thanks for the query. It is good to know that blood glucose is well controlled and does not go up even after eating "2 doodh pedha" It wolud be better if you check HbA1c% and see if it is <5.9% then one can say you have no diabetes now. Whether you should stop medication is a difficult question to answer. My suggestion is maintain your healthy lifestyle, including diet and regular exercise, then stop the medication for about 2 weeks and check the blood glucose levels. If levels remain within normal limit then probably one might conclude there is no diabetes. Do try and come back after wards. Thanks.
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I am only 20 years old. I suffering a big hair fall. Can I use kesh king hair oil and shampoo for get a new hair.

BAMS, PGFP
Ayurveda, Jalgaon
I am only 20 years old. I suffering a big hair fall. Can I use kesh king hair oil and shampoo for get a new hair.
For hairs: Hair fall is due to hair nourishment deficiency. Pitta (heat) increase in body damages the hairs & hair roots. Do the following measures. Apply a good quality coconut oil daily in hairs. Do gentle massage of scalp daily in night. Avoid spicy food. Indigestion if any should be corrected. Regularize food eating timings. Avoid fast food. Do daily morning walk 30 mins. Mind well if body is healthy then hairs will also be healthy. Do this & if needed revert back we have very effective medicines for hair growth.

I am 47 years old diabetic since ten year fasting sugar is 144 post lunch 266 I have taking gemer forte one table at morning at night Volix 0.2 mg one tablet. Earlier it was fasting 136 post lunch 244 what can I do decrease the sugar level. Please send your kind suggestion sir Thank. Not I interested to use homeopathy medicine please suggested the chemical medicine or English medicines.

M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, Diploma in Food & Nutrition & Diabetic Educator , B.Sc. - Home Science
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
I am 47 years old diabetic since ten year fasting sugar is 144 post lunch 266 I have taking gemer forte one table at ...
hello sir ,take flax seeds early morning empty stomach with luke warm water.do walk daily.take high fiber diet.avoid potatoes,rice, white bread,pumpkin,maida products ,sweet,glucose,jaggery,.have small and frequent meals.don't skip your breakfast specially and meals.take plenty of fruits.
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Popular Health Tips

Teeth Jewelry - Understanding the Step By Step Procedure!

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Teeth Jewelry - Understanding the Step By Step Procedure!

We all desire and do many things to get a bright, white smile. So, how about adding a small tinkle that would flash every time you smile? Teeth jewelry is gaining popularity and includes placing diamonds or gems on the teeth. The idea of flashing a red ruby or a blue sapphire only adds to the joy that is revealed through the smile.
Tooth gems are colorful crystal glasses mounted on a thin aluminum foil which can be used on the teeth. Unlike body tattoos and piercings, there is no invasive procedure involved in dental jewelry placement and is therefore much safer. There is no drilling required, no pain, and hardly any extra maintenance after their placement. These gems or crystals can be placed even for special occasions and removed later.

Here is how it is applied: Once the patient has agreed to go for a tooth jewelry, given them various options to finally arrive at the color, size, and shape of the jewelry. The following is a step-by-step approach for placing it on the tooth.

  1. The tooth is completely dried, isolated, and cleaned with a polishing paste
  2. Tooth is etched with 37% orthophosphoric acid for about 30 seconds. This will improve the bonding of the jewelry to the tooth structure
  3. The etchant is then rinsed off with water and the tooth is again dried for about 10 seconds
  4. A light-curing bonding agent is applied on the tooth, left in place for about 20 seconds, light-cured, rinsed off and dried again
  5. Place a small amount of flow composite on the tooth surface
  6. Using a small forceps, pick up the jewel to be placed on the tooth without touching with fingers. Avoid skin contact especially on the back of the jewel. Position it in the desired way and apply gentle pressure
  7. The jewel should be in close contact with the enamel, pushing out the excess composite material from the tooth structure
  8. While still in the dental chair, show it to the patient on a mirror and make minor adjustments if required
  9. Once the final position is achieved, cure the composite thoroughly for about 60 seconds. Cure it from all side including the back of the tooth.
  10. It takes about 4 minutes for the entire placement easy, is it not?

Complications:

  1. Lost jewelry due to aspiration
  2. Chronic irritation to the adjacent mucosa (especially lips or tongue)
  3. Tooth fracture due to weakened natural tooth structure, especially if the chosen jewelry size is slightly bigger
  4. Tooth jewelry is for any person who wants to add a sparkle to their smile, of a color of choice. It is advantageous in being temporary, painless, and of course brightening and dazzling the smile. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dentist.
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5 Superfoods For Weight Loss

M.Sc. in Dietetics and Food Service Management , Post Graduate Diploma In Computer Application, P.G.Diploma in Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics , B.Sc.Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
5 Superfoods For Weight Loss

Top 5 low cost indian superfoods

1. Black salt: Ever thought of consuming the equal amount of antioxidants present in boiled eggs but without the heaviness? black salt is best known to have similar amounts of sulfur as in hard boiled egg yolks. Packed with nutrients and minerals, this magical superfood powder is a healthier substitute of common table salt.

What is better than having a condiment with endless pros such as relieving constipation, indigestion, heartburn, bloating, flatulence, goitre, poor eyesight and hysteria.

Food tip: Sprinkle on a piece of fruit to immediately slash sugar cravings.

2. Seasame seeds or (til): Sesame seeds are a great source of high quality protein (with around 4.7grams of protein per ounce), this super-food has several health benefits like preventing diabetes, reducing blood pressure and abating the cholesterol levels. Loaded with optimum zinc content which helps produce collagen, sesame seeds tone up your skin and enhance its elasticity.

Food tip: Sprinkle some on your favorite salads and veggies. Enjoy!

3. Coconut: Coconut is a great source to include good fats in your diet to build your digestive system and emulsify the digestive tract with zero cholesterol. It can be used in a decent amount as a cooking medium or consumed fresh.
Not only it’s proven to improve the hair and skin quality, but it also helps in thinning the waistline.
Coconut water is super-hydrating, low caloric, and filling, which makes it a wonderful summer drink.

Food tip: Do not stop consuming coconut chutneys with your healthy homemade dosas.

4. Tamarind (imli): Tamarind is a favorite ad hoc for medical researchers because of its various health benefits like dissolving kidney stones, curing malaria and blood purification. Full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, this super-fruit helps in digestion. Recently, it is getting quite popular among the beauty experts for its cleansing and toning properties for a healthier skin.

It is best known as a high source of potassium and for keeping cholesterol levels in check.

Food tip: Use tamarind paste to add flavors to your boring food.

5. Sugarcane–the real detox: Celebrity nutritionist rujuta diwekar says, sugarcane helps in rejuvenating the master detox organ, liver, thus it is referred as a power detox drink. Its efficiency to cure jaundice is well acclaimed since ages.

Food tip: Sugarcane supper

Sugarcane cooked with pulses serves as one complete meal keeping your hunger at bay for hours.

It is quite confusing why people drain their pockets off on foreign ‘health foods’ when their indian kitchen is loaded with many hidden gems. Ditching indian foods and getting attracted to expensive hybrid cultured food is not a matter of pride and conscience but a phenomena of pseudo wits.

Pro tip: Sometimes following a complete detox diet is not possible but it can be done on a daily basis via a pinch of turmeric with warm water in the morning. People keep on searching for gluten free foods while remaining unaware that the mighty ghee is a bliss and absolutely gluten free.

So why not turn desi and go for our super grandmom’s super nuskhe? try including these indian superfoods in your health spree and relish the benefits!

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7 New Year Resolutions to Make 2016 Your ?Personal Year of Health and Harmony?

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
7 New Year Resolutions to Make 2016 Your ?Personal Year of Health and Harmony?
7 Life-changing New Year Resolutions for a Happier and Healthier You

Chances are you make plenty of resolutions each year, but don?t stick to them for various reasons including that some of them are unrealistic or not in your capacity that year: resolutions are easily made and with good intentions too but not easily kept. This time around, why not make some healthy resolutions you can not only actually stick to, but that will also transform your life for the better? Choose what is suitable, but when you do, stick to it like your life depends on it: today that is not an understatement but a fact of life. Good health is equal to a good life. Here are a few gems towards that goal:

1. Include more healthy foods into your daily diet
How often do you find yourself munching on junk food compulsively, just because you are hungry? You may be fully aware of the fact that this affects your health adversely, but still are unable to change your habit. This new year, be strict with yourself and choose healthier options. Abstain from fast foods and have more home cooked meals containing colorful vegetables: the more colorful the better. Replace chips with fruits for snack time.


2. Increase your amount of water intake
Drinking about 8?10 glasses of water every day is necessary to cleanse and detoxify your body, but do you actually drink that much honestly? With the onset of the New Year, make it a habit to drink water instead of quenching your thirst with soda or any other artificially sweetened beverages. If you don?t like having water every time, you may opt for freshly squeezed fruit juices or healthy tender coconut water as well. When we want to wash our bodies externally, we take a bath. To bathe the body from the inside, we need to flush out our system drinking lots of water, everyday.


3. Ensure that your body gets some physical activity daily
You may have set unrealistic workout targets for yourself in the previous years, but this year set more achievable targets. Design a routine for yourself, which consists of some fun and easy physical activities like swimming, dancing, jogging or simply climbing the stairs instead of taking a lift, apart from joining the gym, which can be tedious for some. Do these simple things daily and watch the positive turn your health takes.


4. Stay away from multitasking - at least while eating
If you check your Smartphone while eating, make a resolution this year to never do it again. Abstain from multitasking at least while you are sitting with your family at the dining table. Studies suggest that people who observe their surroundings while eating rather than concentrating on their phone, tend to choose healthier food options and do not overfeed themselves. And people who are present with the food while eating are able to appreciate what they eat and eat just short of being full!


5. Pick up a new hobby
Your health depends on both your mental and physical well-being. So, it?s essential to ensure that you have a peaceful mind besides a fit body. This new year choose a hobby that makes you feel happy, fulfilling, productive, interesting, and fills up your leisure time. It can be anything like reading, singing, photography, blogging or travelling as long as it helps you de-stress. Too much of television wastes the mind by bombarding it with predigested mental foods that do not provoke it to think.

6. Express your feelings
Every feeling, without exception, must be expressed. Unexpressed feelings pick the most vulnerable organ and express themselves in that organ to either lead to malfunctioning or total dysfunction, resulting in your having to finally have the organ surgically removed! When emotions are vented out in appropriate ways, you will feel healthy and stress-free. In fact stress is nothing but the effect of bottled up emotions.

7. Relax, relax, relax
The paradox in life is that the easiest thing to do is to relax. We become tense for little or no reason and create a huge burden on our health. Meditation and deep breathing are the best aids to calm ourselves, and to be at harmony with our inner selves. And a strong connection with this health facet is to have a good night?s sleep and wake up by 6 AM irrespective of whatever time you go to sleep. Retiring to bed should ideally be at around 10.30 pm every night.

Besides considering all these resolutions, make up your mind to stay optimistic this coming year and distance yourself from all types of negativities. This will not only lead you towards happier times, but will also keep you in great health throughout the year.

Remember that in the past diseases chose people, today we chose our disease. The choice is really ours: chose good living over misery and suffering.

If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'Consult'.
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BENEFITS OF NUTRACEUTICALS

PG diploma in clinical nutrition and hospital food service, B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
BENEFITS OF NUTRACEUTICALS
LET FOOD BE YOUR MEDICINE

You might have come across this word ?nutraceutical? and you may have wondered what the meaning of that word is. Nutraceutical may be a food or a part of food that not only provides taste but also provides health benefits, including prevention or treatment of disease. Doesn?t that sound interesting, why we should use those medicines when we have something so natural as our food?


NUTRACEUTICAL= NUTRITION + PHARMACEUTICAL


WHEATGRASS
The first thing that jumps to our mind when we think of wheatgrass is ?What can a grass do to my body?? But the truth will blow your mind- wheatgrass is an effective healer because it contains 70% chlorophyll, all minerals known to man and it is loaded with vitamin A, B-complex, C, E and K. it is extremely rich in protein and contains 17 amino acids, the building blocks of protein.


ALOE VERA JUICE
This spiky green gem is a very ancient plant which is known to have medicinal properties. An amazing skin tonic that restores skin?s natural beauty. It also replenishes your body with amino acids. Great source of vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, C, E, folic acid. Aloe Vera is one of the few plants that contains vitamin B12. This doesn?t just end with vitamins but it?s a superb source of minerals like copper, chromium, magnesium, zinc and potassium.


CINNAMON
Who doesn?t like the sprinkling of cinnamon on fresh apple or tea? It?s just one of those spices that tastes awesome. But taste is not the only reason to love cinnamon, it has amazing health benefits too. It can cure arthritis, indigestion, heart disease, weight loss, bladder infection, fatigue, tooth ache, cold, upset stomach and cholesterol. Steep in hot water for a cup of cinnamon tea, place on top of your ground coffee before brewing, add to your breakfast oatmeal or toss in while cooking grains like rice or lentils- various ways and countless benefits.


APPLE CIDER
The ?mother? of all vinegars- apple cider vinegar has wide-ranging uses which includes everything from curing hiccups to alleviating cold symptoms and many people have turned to apple cider vinegar to help fight diabetes, high cholesterol levels and it aids in weight loss too (thanks to its acetic acid content.) It is a natural cure for a number on ailments such as diabetes, asthma, migraines, blood pressure, arthritis and stomach illnesses.





TRIPHALA
Triphala, a cornerstone of ayurvedic medicine, is a composite herbal preparation of three fruits- ?tri?-three ?phala?-fruits. One of the most important component of triphala is amla or Indian gooseberry which is a tremendous source of vitamin C and a powerful antioxidant. Triphala has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It boosts immunity, relieves constipation, purifies blood, promotes weight loss and improves liver function.


ISABGOL/ PSYLLIUM HUSK
Psyllium husk has a long history of use in traditional and herbal medicines. It is a natural, soluble fiber derived from husks of psyllium seeds. These tiny stuff grows up to 20 times when they reach our stomach and forms a gel-like mass that helps to transport waste to intestinal tract. It also been used to regulate blood glucose levels, lower cholesterol and relieve both diarrhoea and constipation.


GUGGULU
There are ample references to guggul and its medicinal properties in ayurvedic medicine, which describes its use in wide variety of conditions. Some of these are obesity, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and cholesterol. It also improves thyroid function, fat-burning activity of body and also decreases the risk of stroke.


GREEN TEA
Green tea is one of the most commonly used teas all over the world. While many people enjoy the mild taste of green tea, it may have more benefits than simply being a refreshing beverage. It may help you become healthier and fight certain types of diseases. You can lose weight, avoid flu, boost memory, lower bad cholesterol and even boost exercise endurance with the help of a tea, what more do we need?

https://www.balancenutrition.in/blog/benefits-of-nutraceuticals/
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Dizziness - Can it be a Sign of Ear Disturbance?

MBBS, MS - ENT, DNB (ENT)
ENT Specialist, Delhi
Dizziness - Can it be a Sign of Ear Disturbance?

Are you feeling lightheaded, unbalanced or woozy lately? Are you having strange sensations in the ears and eyes? These indicate that you are suffering from dizziness, a condition affecting the body’s sensory organs. It can cause fainting at times as well. It is not a disease, but a symptom of several disorders. Dizziness is caused by inner ear disturbances, effects of medication, motion sickness and underlying health conditions, such as poor blood circulation, infections or injuries.

Test and diagnosis
If you feel dizzy for a prolonged period of time or if the dizziness occurs and reoccurs, a special treatment is required. This is because dizziness may make you prone to several risks in everyday life. Several tests are carried out to find out the cause of the dizziness. If a stroke is suspected, an MRI scan or CT scan is carried out. A physical examination is undertaken in which the way you walk and balance are observed and the nerves of the central nervous system are checked. Hearing and balance tests may also be required, which are as follows:

  • Eye movement testing in which the path of the eyes is observed while tracking an object in motion. An eye motion test may be given where cold and warm water is placed in the ear canal.
  • Head movement tests are carried out when benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is suspected.

Treatment
Treatment of dizziness includes medicines, therapies and balance exercises.

Medicines

  • Water pills are prescribed when a patient has Meniere’s disease, which helps in reducing dizziness.
  • Antihistamines provide temporary relief from dizziness.

Therapy

  • Head position maneuvers: A technique known as canalith repositioning helps in resolving dizziness quickly. It can be performed by a doctor, therapist or audiologist. The position of the head is maneuvered in the process.
  • Balance therapy: Several exercises help in making the body’s balance system lesser sensitive to motion. This technique, known as vestibular rehabilitation, is used for people suffering from dizziness due to inner ear conditions.
  • Psychotherapy: This therapy may be used for patients who experience dizziness because of anxiety disorders.
  • Use of antibiotics: An antibiotic by the name of gentamicin may be injected in the inner ear for disabling the balance function. The unaffected ear performs that function.
  • Other procedures: A procedure known as labyrinthectomy may be used for disabling the vestibular labyrinth in the affected ear.

If you experience dizziness continuously, it is important for you to visit an ENT specialist. An ENT specialist deals with problems related to the ear, nose and throat and will be able to provide you with the best diagnosis and treatment for dizziness.

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