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Common Symptoms And Causes Of Dizziness

Are you feeling dizzy? What symptoms should you observe for dizziness? Can you tell what might have caused dizziness? Well, in this article, we explore the common causes and symptoms of dizziness, such that you understand what and when to secure the right medical supplies against the condition.

Symptoms of Dizziness

What makes you know that you’re suffering from dizziness? Below are the common symptoms of dizziness that you can observe to know you’ve been affected by dizziness.

  • Developing a false sense of motion that may present in the form of spinning
  • One feels faintness or lightheadedness.
  • Loss of balance or feeling unsteady
  • Feeling dizziness, floating, and being heavy-headed

You should notice these symptoms worsen when one is standing, walking, or moving one head. Dizziness is usually accompanied by nausea. When one sits or lies down, the feeling is generally much severe and sharp. The surface may last for just a few seconds or even days but can recur any time. Headaches can also be experienced with some individuals. 

Common causes of dizziness

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1. Vertigo

Vertigo is an artificial sensation to movement and a significant cause of dizziness. Indeed, many people mistake vertigo for dizziness. Vertigo makes a person feel as if the environment around them is tilting or spinning. The common cause of vertigo is the development of problems in a person’s inner ear. The condition can be caused by the following:

a. Benign paroxysmal positional

This condition results from the accumulation of calcium carbonate particles in the canals of the inner ear. Ordinarily, the canals transmit information regarding the movements and the position of the body to the brain. However, the presence of calcium carbonate makes the brain misinterpret this information.

b. Ménière’s disease

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Scientists believe that this disease may occur suddenly without any particular cause, triggering the occurrence of vertigo. Vertigo that arises from this condition causes roaring and ringing sounds in the ear. In extreme cases, hearing loss can occur.

c. Labyrinthitis

This is an inflammation of the inner ear that results from infections. It mostly occurs from a viral infection like a cold or flu. This condition can cause permanent damage to some parts of the inner ear, even though it can be treated by antihistamine and antiviral medications.

2. Motion sickness

The inner ear structure can be destroyed by a repetitive motion of being carried in a boat, a plane, or a vehicle. As a result, a person can develop nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. The sensitivity of a person to motion can increase with taking specific medications and being pregnant. A few moments after a person has set foot on the solid ground; symptoms will usually go away.

3. Migraine

This is a recurring headache that causes a pulsing or throbbing pain on one side of the head. Dizziness is common among most people during their migraine episodes. However, dizziness can occur as a predecessor to migraines for most people.

4. Low blood pressure

The common day-to-day causes of blood pressure are sudden standing or sitting down. When a person experiences a sudden change in their blood pressure, they will experience a brief sensation of lightheadedness. Blood pressure levels can also be affected by blood loss, dehydration, pregnancy, and severe allergic reactions.

5. Iron Deficiencies

Low iron levels can cause anemia, which deprives the body of sufficient oxygen in the bloodstream. Experts link anemia to dizziness, fatigue, and shortened breaths. Taking the right dietary measures is one of the surest methods of minimizing dizziness from iron deficiencies in the body.

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