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LGS hiatus hernia sufferers? do you have this dizzyness?

Posted by James on February 04, 1999 at 08:30:06:

Dr Stoll,
I have a Hiatus Hernia and am in the beginning of my second month of SR . Recently i am feeling dizzy when i stand up at certain points of the day . Is this related to My
LGS , Hernia etc . It was especially prevelant when i had a bloated stomach .I have had a recent blood test and blood pressure taken and everything was normal


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Re: LGS hiatus hernia sufferers? do you have this dizzyness?

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 05, 1999 at 15:10:21:

In Reply to: LGS hiatus hernia sufferers? do you have this dizzyness? posted by James on February 04, 1999 at 08:30:06:

Dear James,

This is called "p-ostural hypotension" and is caused by the same stress-effect storage in the hypothalamus as causes your LGS, etc.

If you are doing an effective SR, this will be a transitory condition (a few months). You can avoid most of it right now by getting up in stages---a minute or so between stages.

Walt



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Posted by James on February 05, 1999 at 18:58:11:

In Reply to: Re: LGS hiatus hernia sufferers? do you have this dizzyness? posted by Walt Stoll on February 05, 1999 at 15:10:21:

Dr Stoll,
Thanks for the response, but i am a bit uncertain as to what you mean.
I understand the cause but the avoidance....?
I am not sure yet wether my SR is being totally effective, but your advice of getting up on stages what do you mean by that?...aminute or so between stages?
Are you talking about after SR sesions?
As the dissyness is coming first thing in the morning not really after SR and is prevelant sometimes throughout the day.
Regards
Chris




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Re: LGS hiatus hernia sufferers? do you have this dizzyness?

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 06, 1999 at 15:04:16:

In Reply to: Re: LGS hiatus hernia sufferers? do you have this dizzyness? posted by James on February 05, 1999 at 18:58:11:

Dear James,

I am talking about relieving your symptoms till this phase is past. You were talking about getting dizzy when you got up weren't you?

When you are lying down and want to get up, rise first to a sitting position and wait a minute or so before going to the next "stage" of standing. If you are sitting and want to stand, rise to the level of sitting on the arm of the chair or the side of a table and wait a minute or so before standing all the way.

THEN, it might even be a good idea to simply stand for a minute or so before actually walking (stages).

Walt



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Re: LGS hiatus hernia sufferers? do you have this dizzyness?

Posted by james on February 06, 1999 at 18:31:04:

In Reply to: Re: LGS hiatus hernia sufferers? do you have this dizzyness? posted by Walt Stoll on February 06, 1999 at 15:04:16:

Dr Stoll,
The dizzyness i am having is not really after getting up.
Sometimes i am having it for the first time in the evening.
It can start in the morning but normally when i have had it recently it carries on throughout the day
Its not really when i stand up although i normally am more aware of it when i stand up- but i presume that is normal with dizzyness.
When you said it was a transitional sympton .Does that mean i am getting somewhere. i.e if i am feeling this it means
i am on the right road



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Re: LGS hiatus hernia sufferers? do you have this dizzyness?

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 07, 1999 at 11:08:12:

In Reply to: Re: LGS hiatus hernia sufferers? do you have this dizzyness? posted by james on February 06, 1999 at 18:31:04:

Dear James,

The dizziness I now hear you describing is LIKELY transitory BUT is also is the type that could be caused by something else.

I would recommend you see your conventional doc and see what an examination might show up. If NOTHING, it is the transitory stuff I was describing before.

Walt




Re: LGS hiatus hernia sufferers? do you have this dizzyness?

Posted by James on February 16, 1999 at 07:44:05:

In Reply to: Re: LGS hiatus hernia sufferers? do you have this dizzyness? posted by Walt Stoll on February 05, 1999 at 15:10:21:

Dr Stoll,
Could you explain in laymans terms the p-ostural hypotension- you describe.




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Re: LGS hiatus hernia sufferers? do you have this dizzyness? (inappropriate use of my time))

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 17, 1999 at 10:47:11:

In Reply to: Re: LGS hiatus hernia sufferers? do you have this dizzyness? posted by James on February 16, 1999 at 07:44:05:

Dear James,

The body is like a sponge full of water. Hold up one end and most of the water will find itself to the bottom of the sponge (pretty quickly).

If there was not some control mechanism, that operated automatically, every time anyone stood up they would lose all the blood to the brain & pass out. That control mechanism is called the autonomic (automatic) nervous system. It is controlled by the normally functioning hypothalamus: blood vessels in the head dilate and the ones at the bottom of the body constrict so as to keep more blood in the area of the brain.

IF the hypothalamus is constantly trying to deal with being in the fight or flight mode 24 hours a day, it eventually begins to lose that fine control mechanism & people start losing some of the blood to the brain every time they change position: POSTURAL hypotension.

Since your HH is also due to this hypothalamic load, is it any wonder that you are starting to have trouble in other areas?

This the kind of definition that I do not see this BB giving out. There are plenty of conventional areas you could have looked on the internet AND in the library. I know that it is easier to have me do it for you but unfair. There are very few, if any, places that provide the information provided on this BB. Every minute I spend explaining conventionally available things like this is a minute I cannot use to provide information no one else is offering. ASK YOUR DOC. S/he is the one you are paying.

Walt


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Re: LGS hiatus hernia sufferers? do you have this dizzyness? (inappropriate use of my time))

Posted by Tony B on March 05, 1999 at 19:00:14:

In Reply to: Re: LGS hiatus hernia sufferers? do you have this dizzyness? (inappropriate use of my time)) posted by Walt Stoll on February 17, 1999 at 10:47:11:

On the other hand, I for one found it very interesting. In the ongoing search to make sense of the goings on in my body, that piece of info explains a lot. And I wouldn't have thought to look it up otherwise. I do get this dizziness and as anyone who read my earlier posts knows, a host of other symptoms that all suggested some kind of motility problem (recently picked up by sacral/cranial therapist) that suggested hernia or achalasia or??? This info helps to make some sense of it, and is for me an important piece of the puzzle that I think I am starting to understand. I am probably one of those annoying people who, while making my living with my right brain, needs to understand things on the left. I need to know more about the hypothalamus. Where it is esp., but I will look that up elsewhere. Thanks for the post Dr. Stoll.


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Re: LGS hiatus hernia sufferers? do you have this dizzyness? (HYPOTHALAMIC REFERENCES)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 06, 1999 at 11:11:58:

In Reply to: Re: LGS hiatus hernia sufferers? do you have this dizzyness? (inappropriate use of my time)) posted by Tony B on March 05, 1999 at 19:00:14:

Dear Tony,

Short of reading all of the stuff on this 'site about the hypothalamus, you would find a lot of information about it in Dr Pelletier's classic: "Mind as healer, Mind as Slayer".
Get the most recent edition.

Then, if you wanted to go directly to the world research, ANYTHING by Hans Selye. MD, would surely give you more information than you likely want.

Let us know what you learn.

Walt



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