Ailments & Remedies

Ailments List

Dizziness

 

Overview

Dizziness is the loss of spatial perception and the inability to keep stability with sensations of the surroundings spinning around them or one’s own self spinning, leading to light-headedness, giddiness, nausea and frequent falls.

 

Causes

Dizziness can be attributed to a number of causes such as high or low blood pressure, stress, fevers and irregular blood supply to the brain. Other causes can include irregular heartbeats, aged heart muscles, metabolic disorders, low blood sugar or low blood oxygen, dehydration, anemia, neuropathy and infections, headaches and migraines. Depression, panic disorders, ailments of the endocrine system and hyperventilation might perhaps causes dizziness in certain people. 

 

Symptoms

The symptoms of dizziness are mostly a feeling of light headedness, nausea, vomiting and spinning sensations. The spinning sensations may be of the surroundings or the individual’s own self. The person may feel as if the room is whirling around and odd behaviour by the person is also possible. The person may feel off balance, confused, tired and clumsy. A faint or giddy feeling can be another common symptom for people who feel dizzy. Sometimes the person may be troubled with severe headaches, loss of consciousness and changes in the memory. A person feeling wobbly on their feet could also be another symptom of dizziness. Other associated symptoms of dizziness may be sweating, shortness of breath and chest pain.

 

Diagnosis

Doctors will seek to know in depth answers to their questions to ascertain the type of dizziness that a person experiences. The doctors will take down a detailed medical history of the person to evaluate the condition of the person after the symptoms of a dizzy feeling having gone. The doctors may also do a physical examination and prescribe some tests that have to be done to help the doctor identify the probable causes of dizziness.

 

Treatment

Various complementary and alternative therapies can help improve the symptoms and treat the condition. Advice should be sought from a qualified practitioner for treatment options.



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