Common Symptoms And Causes Of Dizziness

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Dizziness is a common term used to describe a range of different sensations, such as feeling faint, lightheaded, unsteady, or woozy. It affects your sensory organs, specifically your eyes and ears, and it can sometimes cause fainting. Vertigo is a type of dizziness that creates a false sense that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving.
Dizziness is more common among older adults. Most of the underlying causes of dizziness are harmless, and the problem often goes away on its own. However, even though occasional dizziness is not something to worry about, frequent dizzy spells can significantly affect your life.
In rare cases, dizziness can be a symptom of a serious disease. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience repeated episodes of dizziness for no apparent reason or if you suffer persistent dizziness for a long period. Vertigo can also be a symptom of a viral infection, tumor, or stroke.
While dizziness rarely signals a life-threatening disorder, it can also be a symptom of a critical health condition. Read on to find out the common symptoms and causes of dizziness.

Common Symptoms Of Dizziness

With dizziness, you may experience lightheadedness, wooziness, or a false sense of motion or spinning called vertigo. You may feel faint, close to losing consciousness, or you may actually pass out. You may also suffer nausea and vomiting or feel unsteady, off-balance, or clumsy. It’s possible to have a combination of these symptoms, or your dizziness may be accompanied by other symptoms, such as a fuzzy or heavy feeling in your head, a headache or head pressure, and pain or tightness in your chest. You may also experience a sense of weakness, fatigue, or tiredness, as well as confusion or disorientation.
All these feelings may be triggered or aggravated by moving your head, standing up, or walking. Sometimes, your dizziness may be so sudden or severe that you need to sit or lie down. Episodes of dizziness or vertigo may last only seconds or may persist for days or weeks. Attacks of dizziness may also recur at irregular intervals over a period of time.