Evaluation of symptomatological and hematological aspects of patients with dizziness in a sample of 744 subjects

  • Akif Gunes Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Bolu, Turkey http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9554-8922

Abstract

Aim: To evaluate the hematologic parameters and subgroups that may be useful in the treatment approach of patients presenting with dizziness, together with their symptomatological features.

Methods: 744 participants between the ages of 20-80 were included in this study. The participants were randomly divided into six groups. Participants' gender, educational levels, ages, comorbidities, symptomatological evaluations, complete blood count values, levels of the main electrolytes, kidney function tests, liver function tests, B12 vitamin level and ferritin and thyroid gland function values were investigated.

Results: There were statistically significant differences between some age groups in terms of white blood cell, hemoglobin, hematocrit, neutrophil, glucose, sT4, Na, K, aspartate aminotransferase, and creatinine levels. Study participants described their current dizziness as a feeling of shaking in their heads (5.4%), as if their surroundings are spinning around them (31.2%), imbalance and feeling dizzy (42%), blackening of eyes (1.1%), and as if they were turning and turning around them (20.4%). One hundred and four of 744 patients were diagnosed with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). At least one additional disease was detected in 392 (52.7%) of the participants.

Conclusion: Dizziness is one of the most common symptoms that should be considered more frequently because it causes a decrease in labor force and impacts significantly on quality of life in the affected individuals. Symptomatological and hematological evaluations are very effective on the treatment approach as well as supporting the diagnosis.

Published
2020-01-01