Dizziness And Vertigo
When you're dizzy, you may feel lightheaded or lose your balance. If you feel that the room is spinning, you have vertigo. A sudden drop in blood pressure or being dehydrated can make you dizzy. Many people feel lightheaded if they get up too quickly from sitting or lying down.
Dizziness usually gets better by itself or is easily treated. However, it can be a symptom of other disorders. Medicines may cause dizziness, or problems with your ear. Motion sickness can also make you dizzy. There are many other causes.
If you are dizzy often, you should see your health care provider to find the cause. Dizziness There are many types of dizziness, and only a fewof these actually come from the inner ear.
When patients state they are dizzy, they usually are referring to one of three different types of symptoms:
- A loss of control or staggering like being drunk, but the room orientation is normal. The patient just cannot control his body.
- A light-headedness or fainting.
- A sensation of motion or spinning.
Of these symptoms, only the sensation of motion or spinning is characteristic of inner ear disease. This type of dizziness is called vertigo. A loss of control or staggering with normal room orientation can be found with some brain tumors and also drug use. A light-headedness or fainting is usually found in nervous conditions but can also be a symptom of cardiovascular conditions or even a brain tumor.
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