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Dizziness

Information About Dizziness

We Have to Know about the Dizziness

  • The word “dizzy” is used to describe everything from feeling faint or lightheaded to feeling weak or unsteady

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions

  • Loosing of conscious

Causes of Dizziness

  • Vertigo- the false sense of motion or spinning
  • Feeling faint and lightheaded without losing consciousness- presyncope
  • Disequilibrium is the loss of balance or the feeling of unsteadiness when you walk
  • Feeling lightheaded is the feeling of being “spaced out” or having the sensation of spinning inside your head

Do’s and Don’ts-Dizziness

  • Taking rest
  • Sleep well for sometime

Signs & Symptoms of Dizziness

  • A sense that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving (vertigo)
  • A loss of balance
  • Nausea
  • Unsteadiness
  • Wooziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Faintness
  • Weakness
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Blurred vision after quick head movements

Medical advice for Dizziness

  • A new, different or a severe headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Hearing loss
  • Speech impairment
  • Leg or arm weakness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Falling or difficulty walking
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Chest pain or rapid or slow heart rate

Risk factors of Dizziness

  • Orthostatic hypotension
  • Syncope dehydration
  • Shortness of breath

Treatment for Dizziness

  • Doctors base treatment of dizziness on the cause and your symptoms

Self-care for Dizziness

  • Sit or lie down immediately when you feel dizzy
  • Avoid driving a car or operating heavy machinery
  • Use good lighting if you get out of bed at night
  • Walk with a cane for stability
  • Avoid using caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco

Investigations for Dizziness

  • MRI Scanning
  • Blood Tests
Self-care for Dizziness
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