Spinning Dizziness Feels Like Fainting While Smoking?

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I’m a 24 year old girl, and I’m a social smoker. Recently, when I smoke, I often feel lightheaded or dizzy. My head felt light as if I was about to pass out. But after smoking, my condition gradually normalized. Is this really the effect caused by smoking? Or is there something wrong with my body condition? Given that I have been a social smoker for 5 years and recently I experienced this. Explanation please. thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Annisa90,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Dizziness, lightness in the body, so that you want to faint can occur due to various factors, it can be related to your smoking habits or not.

The bad effects of smoking, as stated on the packaging, are numerous. Of course, this impact will not appear immediately from the beginning you smoke. The longer you smoke, the more cigarettes you consume, the more likely you are to experience these adverse effects. One of the bad effects of this smoking habit is a disruption in heart function. Smokers have a much higher risk of developing heart disease than those who don't. The heart disorders in question can vary, but the main thing is related to the narrowing and blockage of the coronary arteries, namely the blood vessels that play an important role in supplying the heart muscle with oxygen and nutrients. This condition can cause the heart muscle to experience damage so that its function in pumping blood will slowly be disrupted. As a result, blood pressure can increase (hypertension) or even decrease (hypotension). This hypotension can make sufferers experience symptoms as you experience, namely dizziness, weakness, cold sweat, palpitations, shortness of breath, and even loss of consciousness.

Apart from hypotension, there can also be various complaints that you experience arising from other triggers, for example anemia (low blood hemoglobin), hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), dehydration (lack of fluids), electrolyte balance disorders, vertigo, brain tumors, head injuries, shock ( shock, for example due to allergies, infections, heart problems, bleeding), lack of sleep, psychological stress, and so on.

Our advice, you stop your smoking habit as early as possible. Divert your desire to smoke with a variety of other positive activities, including working, exercising, doing hobbies, developing self-potential, worshiping, and so on. Choose a good social environment, do not often hang out with smokers. If you want to smoke, chew sugar-free gum, eat, or do other activities you enjoy. Enrich your knowledge, realize the bad effects that you can get if you continue the habit. Always live a healthy lifestyle, including by eating, exercising, and sleeping regularly. Finally, avoid taking drugs carelessly to deal with your complaints without checking with your doctor first.

If with the steps above your complaint has not improved in 3 to 7 days, you should check yourself directly to a doctor or an internal medicine specialist.

I hope this helps.

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