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Dizziness is a common symptom that’s not usually a sign of anything serious, but should be investigated by a doctor. The term "dizziness" means different things to different people – some use it to describe feeling lightheaded or off balance, while others use it to describe a feeling that their surroundings are spinning.

Because the symptom is quite vague and can be caused by a wide range of things, it may not always be easy to identify the underlying cause of dizziness. Dizziness can sometimes be caused by an ear condition. A simple way of distinguishing between ear-related dizziness and dizziness due to other causes is to determine whether it occurs only when you're upright or also when you're lying down.

Dizziness Scale:

Mild: walks normal

Moderate: interferes with normal activities such as playing, school or sports

Severe: can't stand, needs support to walk, feels like passing out now

Dizziness in children is commonly caused by spinning for too lon...

Meth Crystal (METHAMPHETAMINE HYDROCHLORIDE) or commonly called in the Philippines as Shabu is a powerful addictive drug wthat dramatically affects the central nervous system and other parts of the body. It also causes a variety of cardiovascular problems. These include rapid heart rate, irregular heartbeat, increased blood pressure, and irreversible, stroke-producing damage to small blood vessels in the brain. Hyperthermia (elevated body temperature) and convulsions occur with methamphetamine overdoses, and if not treated immediately, can result in death. It is a white, odorless, bitter-tasting crystalline powder that easily dissolves in water or alcohol. 

Our brain is constructed to be tough and resilient but it is no match for the toxicity and stress of shabu. Changes occur in a meth user’s brain that may take years to heal, if they ever come all the way back. Anyone who is going to use this drug needs to understand their risks for permanent injury to body or mind. Because of the str...

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