Dizziness

Dizziness is a balance symptom (and/or circulatory symptom) where a person feels unsteady or faint. They may feel disoriented and unbalanced. It must be distinguished from similar symptoms such as giddiness, lightheadedness, faintness, and vertigo. Dizziness differs from vertigo, which is the more severe sensation of moving up-and ...

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It is hard to define dizziness, since feeling dizzy is such a subjective experience. Some people describe it as a sensation of light-headedness or feeling faint, while others say it feels like they are suddenly unsteady (as if the floor is moving beneath their feet).† A wide range of ...1

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Causes

Causes of dizziness range from minor disorders to life-threatening causes. The cause may relate to the ear (balance organs), the brain, nervous system, or other causes. Dizziness vs Vertigo: The first step is to determine whether it is true ...

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Causes of Dizziness

Balance system - Problems in your balance system can cause dizziness along with ringing in your ears or vertigo. Vertigo is the sensation of either spinning or having things spin around you. Brain - Dizziness can result from decreased oxygen to the ...2

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Causes List for Dizziness

Possible causes of Dizziness (or similar symptoms) may include:3

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Similar Symptoms

Is it dizziness? Is it actually a feeling of loss of balance or movement? There are various similar symptoms:

  • Giddiness
  • Lightheadedness. This is the feeling where the brain is not getting enough blood flow, and starts to lose some touch ...
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Types

Types of dizziness symptoms include:

More severe symptoms include:

Particular Symptoms: Similar descriptions of these symptoms include:

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Clinical Features of Dizziness

Check if you have dizziness Dizziness includes feeling:

  • off-balance
  • giddy
  • lightheaded or faint
  • like you're spinning or things around you are spinning (vertigo)

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Treatments for Dizziness

Staying safe if you feel dizzy Take safety measures if you feel dizzy - donít risk the chance of injury from falling.

  • Lie flat to allow blood to circulate to your brain.
  • Make a habit of rising slowly from a ...
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References

  1. Source: Queensland Health: conditions.health.qld.gov.au/ HealthCondition/ condition/ 6/ 80/ 291/ dizziness
  2. Source: New Zealand Health: health.govt.nz/ your-health/ conditions-and-treatments/ diseases-and-illnesses/ dizziness
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ dizziness/ 

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