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Dizziness – Vertigo

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If you have dizziness, you may feel lightheaded and disoriented. You may feel like you are about to lose your balance. Many things can cause dizziness, such as anxiety or reactions to medications. However, dizziness may be a symptom of an underlying medical problem. If you experience frequent or severe dizziness, talk to your doctor.

Dizziness is feeling light-headed or unsteady. Many things can cause dizziness. Inner ear disorders are a common cause. Inner ear diseases include inner ear infections (top right), labyrinthitis (middle), and vestibular neuritis (far right).

Dizziness – What is Vertigo?

Healthcare providers describe dizziness as having impaired or disturbed spatial orientation. You can define dizziness as feeling light-headed or light-headed. You may feel like you need to sit down before you fall. Frequent or severe dizziness can affect your quality of life. People experience dizziness in different ways, including:

Possible Causes?

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Dizziness Vertigo

Dizziness – What causes vertigo?

Dizziness happens when something affects your sense of balance. A stable sense of balance requires a steady flow of information through your ears, eyes, tissues and central nervous system. Your central nervous system uses this information to tell your body how to maintain balance.

When something disrupts the flow, your central nervous system may process information incorrectly and you may feel unsteady and dizzy. Inner ear disorders, neurological conditions, medications, and even stress can cause dizziness.

inner ear disorders

Other medical conditions

Other common causes

Medical conditions and other problems that can cause dizziness include:


Dizziness – How is vertigo treated?

Treatment for dizziness depends on the above reasons. For example, if you are dizzy because you have an inner ear infection, your healthcare provider will treat the infection. If you are taking medications that cause dizziness, your provider may recommend that you limit activities until your body adjusts to the medication. Some people benefit from a battery of vestibular tests to help determine whether dizziness is caused by an inner ear problem and vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) to help treat the dizziness. Vestibular rehabilitation treatment includes exercises to manage dizziness symptoms.

Dizziness – Can I treat vertigo at home?

No, but  you can manage dizziness  . If you feel dizzy, lie down until the dizziness subsides. When you stand up, be sure to move slowly and carefully.

What are the possible complications or risks of not treating dizziness?

Dizziness may not seem like a symptom of a serious problem, but you should still talk to a doctor if you feel dizzy frequently:

Dizziness – Can vertigo be prevented?

The best way to prevent dizziness is to find out why you are feeling dizzy. For example, if you feel dizzy when dehydrated, you can prevent dizziness by drinking enough water. If you are taking blood pressure medication that causes dizziness, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different medication or dose. Unfortunately, you can’t predict or prevent everything that causes dizziness, such as a neurological disorder.


When should a healthcare professional treat dizziness?

Talk to your provider if:

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Dizziness Vertigo


What is the difference between dizziness and vertigo?

With vertigo, you feel like you are moving in space or that your surroundings are spinning. Dizziness is a general feeling of imbalance.

Everyone  has bouts of dizziness  – a sudden lightheadedness that comes and goes. However, some people experience severe or frequent dizziness that interrupts their daily lives. If you feel dizzy frequently, your specialist doctor Op. Dr. Contact Evren Ay Koç  . This way, you’ll know why you’re feeling dizzy and what you can do to manage your dizziness.