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Thai queen told to rest after dizziness

/ 01:58 PM July 22, 2012

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej (R) sits next to Queen Sirikit (L) during a review of the honor guard as a part of the celebration to commemorate his 81th birthday at the Royal Plaza in Bangkok on December 2, 2008. AFP FILE PHOTO

BANGKOK – Doctors have advised Thailand’s Queen Sirikit to rest after an exam showed a slight reduction in blood flow to her brain.

The Royal Palace announced Sunday that the 79-year-old queen had felt dizziness and staggered slightly while walking for exercise a day earlier. However, she remained conscious and could speak.

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It said a physical examination and magnetic resonance imaging scan showed a slight shortage of blood in the cerebellum, but no hemorrhaging.

The problem came just over a week after King Bhumibol Adulyadej was found to have bleeding in his brain’s outer membrane that caused twitching in his hand. He said to have recovered after receiving intravenous medication.

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The 84-year-old king, the world’s longest-serving monarch, is Thailand’s most revered figure and news of the royal family’s health is carefully watched.

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