What Causes Dizzy, Vomiting but No Fever?

Being dizzy and vomiting but no fever are common symptoms and signs that are associated with numerous conditions. These two symptoms are often caused by viral gastroenteritis – also known as the stomach flu – or morning sickness experienced during the first trimester of pregnancy. It is important that accurate diagnosis is conducted when these symptoms are experienced to adopt an effective treatment plan.

What Causes Dizzy and Vomiting but No Fever?

1. Heat Exhaustion 

This condition occurs when you are exposed to a hot environment for a long period of time.

Symptoms: Signs and symptoms can either develop over time or suddenly. You are experiencing possible heat exhaustion if you are showing these symptoms:

  • Excessive sweating
  • Fatigue and dizziness
  • Low blood pressure, especially when you suddenly stand up
  • Muscle cramps
  • Headache and nausea
  • Cool and moist skin with goose bumps

Treatments: Heat exhaustion can be treated by doing the following:

  • Drink cool water or sports drinks
  • Get into an air-condition room or rest in a shady spot
  • Try cooling measures such as taking a shower, putting towel soaked in cool water on your skin or soaking in a cool bath

2. Panic Attack

This is a type of anxiety disorder in which a person diagnosed experience an overwhelming fear and anxiety.

Symptoms: Common symptoms associated with panic attacks are dizzy, vomiting with  no fever, palpitations or racing heartbeat, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, chills or sweating, feeling like you are choking, trembling or shaking, tingling or numbness of hands or feet, chest tightness or pain, changes in mental state and fear of death.

Treatments: The treatment for this condition primarily focuses on elimination or reduction of symptoms. Diagnosed patients undergo various types of therapy such as the one that involves cognitive-behavioral therapy. Medication, getting enough sleep, exercise and eating healthy are also advised to patients.

3. Constipation

This is a common digestive issue in which feces are hard and difficult to expel.

Symptoms:

  • Trouble moving your bowel
  • Few bowel movements
  • Small or hard stools
  • A feeling that everything didn’t come out
  • Bloating

Treatments: You should do these following steps if you are constipated.

  • Drink plenty of water, preferably two to four extra glasses of water every day
  • Drink warm liquids in the morning
  • Add vegetables and fruits on your diet
  • Eat bran cereal and prunes
  • Have plenty of exercise
  • Go whenever you feel the urge to poop

4. High Blood Pressure

Also known as hypertension, this condition happens when there is an unhealthy level increase on your blood pressure.

Symptoms: Some people don’t experience any symptoms at all while others are experiencing nausea, headache, dizziness, vomiting, double or blurred vision, palpitations, breathlessness and nosebleeds.

Treatments: Several factors such as severity and age are considered when treatment is recommended. Aside from medication, change of lifestyle is encouraged to diagnosed patients. A regular exercise, need to lose weight, getting enough sleep and practicing relaxation techniques are advised.

5. Chronic Kidney Disease

Also known as chronic kidney failure, it is a condition in which kidney functions decline gradually.

Symptoms: If the damage progresses slowly, signs and symptoms develop over time, which will include:

  • Being dizzy, vomiting, no fever
  • Appetite loss
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Changes in urination
  • Sleep problems
  • Muscle cramps and twitches
  • Decreased mental sharpness
  • Swelling of ankles and feet
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Persistent itching
  • Hypertension

Treatment: Treatment usually focuses on how to control the symptoms of the condition, slow down the progression of the disease and reduce the complications. Medicines like lisinopril are often used.

6. Multiple Sclerosis

This is a potentially disabling disease of the spinal cord and brain.

Symptoms: Signs and symptoms vary per person and depend on the location of the affected nerve fibers. They include:

  • Loss of vision, either partially or completely
  • Weakness or numbness in one or more limbs
  • Pain or tingling in certain body parts
  • Having double vision for a prolonged period of time
  • Unsteady gait, lack of coordination or tremor
  • Dizziness and fatigue
  • Difficulty with bladder and bowel function

Treatments: Sadly, this condition has no cure. Treatments focus on managing the symptoms of MS, speeding the recovery from attacks and slowing down the progression of the disease.

7. Esophagitis

This is a type of inflammation that damages the tissues of the esophagus.

Symptoms:

  • Painful and difficulty in swallowing
  • Chest pain that happens when you’re eating
  • Acid regurgitation
  • Heartburn
  • Swallowed food stucked in the esophagus

Treatments: Treatments may include over-the-counter and prescription-strength medication and sometimes surgery when other interventions did not work.

8. Epiglottitis

This is a life-threatening condition that happens when the epiglottis becomes swollen, causing the flow of air into your lungs to be blocked.

Symptoms: Signs and symptoms may develop gradually. It includes being dizzy, vomiting, no fever, sever sore throat, hoarse or muffled voice, difficulty in swallowing and breathing, drooling and abnormal high pitched sound when breathing.

Treatments: The first step of treatment is to ensure that you can breath and then treat any identified infection.

9. Pancreatic Cancer

This type of cancer initially starts in the tissues of your pancreas, then rapidly spreads to nearby organs.

Symptoms: Signs and symptoms usually show when the disease is in an advanced stage. They may include:

  • Pain in the upper abdomen
  • Unintended loss of weight or appetite
  • New-onset diabetes
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Blood clots
  • Jaundice

Treatments: The treatment depends on the location and stage of the cancer. It may include radiation, surgery, chemotherapy or combination of these.

10. Brain Aneurysm  

This refers to a bulge or ballooning in the brain’s blood vessels.

Symptoms: A key symptom of a ruptured aneurysm is a sudden and severe headache. Other signs and symptoms include:

  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Double or blurred vision
  • Stiff neck
  • Seizure
  • Light sensitivity
  • Confusion and loss of consciousness

Treatments: Two of the most common treatments for a ruptured brain aneurysm are surgical clipping and endovascular coiling. Pain relievers and anti-seizure medications are also prescribed to patients.

When to See a Doctor

While some conditions that are associated with dizzy, vomiting, no fever may go away without medical intervention, other causes can be life-threatening. Get medical attention if these symptoms are accompanied by seizure, worst abdominal pain or other nervous system symptoms. Seek medical help immediately if you’ve had a head trauma, symptoms of heart attack, or blood in your vomit. 

 
 
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