Can Nasal Polyps Cause Dizziness?
I am 21 years old, I have been affected by polyps for years u0026sup2; and I have never seen a doctor tht. My polyps are in two nostrils and they are large in size, and I often sit and then stand up suddenly u0026sup2; my view immediately darkened and lost balance. And every time I tens, my blood pressure ranges from 118-120. I feel my blood pressure is normal, is it possible that this symptom is a factor of my polyps that have been enlarged ?? Please answer, so thank you 🙂
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. Nasal polyps are a condition of tissue growth in the nasal passages, with causes that are still unknown. Among the symptoms of nasal polyps are nasal mucus, nasal congestion, sneezing, decreased ability to distinguish odors, itching in the eye area, and there can also be pain in the head.
So in your case, dizziness can be caused by polyps, but polyps cannot reduce blood pressure. If what you are feeling is losing your balance and your vision going dark when you make a movement from sitting then standing suddenly, then a more likely condition is orthostatic hypotension. Orthostatic hypotension is a condition in which a person's blood pressure becomes low, but only when making sudden changes in position, for example from sleeping to sitting, or from sitting to standing. This condition causes blurred vision, body feels weak, confused, nauseous, and can even cause fainting. The cause of this condition can be due to hereditary influence, and can also be influenced by abnormal heart function, hormonal disorders, lack of fluids, side effects of drugs, and disorders of the nerves. Aside from orthostatic hypotension, another possibility could be because you experience symptoms of vertigo, which can be caused by various diseases.
Our advice, because there are two different conditions that you are experiencing right now, handle the ones that bother you the most first. If you feel disturbed by the polyps that you are experiencing, with the symptoms as we mentioned above, then consult yourself to the ENT doctor to determine the best treatment. However, if more due to dizziness, loss of balance and darkness, you should consult a doctor of internal medicine first to confirm the diagnosis, and treated based on the main cause. Because let's say you really experience orthostatic hypotension too, there are many causes for the condition and the treatment will depend on the main condition.
Meanwhile, do the movements slowly if you want to change position. Make sure your fluid needs are met, multiply the consumption of fruits and vegetables, regular exercise according to ability, and adequate rest. So, hopefully answering your question.