Dizziness is one of the most common reasons adults & kids visit their neurologist. Frequent dizzy spells or constant dizziness can significantly affect your life. But dizziness rarely signals a life-threatening condition. It is a term used to describe a range of sensations, such as feeling faint, woozy, weak or unsteady.
Dizziness has many possible causes, including inner ear disturbance, motion sickness and medication effects. Sometimes it's caused by an underlying health condition, such as poor circulation, infection or injury. The way dizziness makes you feel and your triggers provide clues for possible causes. How long the dizziness lasts and any other symptoms you have also help pinpoint the cause.
Your sense of balance depends on the combined input from the various parts of your sensory system. These include your:
Eyes, which help you determine where your body is in space and how it's moving
Sensory nerves, which send messages to your brain about body movements and positions
Inner ear, which houses sensors that help detect gravity and back-and-forth motion
A few factors that may increase your risk of getting dizzy include:
Age. Older adults are more likely to have medical conditions that cause dizziness, especially a sense of imbalance. They're also more likely to take medications that can cause dizziness.
A past episode of dizziness. If you've experienced dizziness before, you're more likely to get dizzy in the future.
Dizziness can increase your risk of falling and injuring yourself. If you tend to feel lightheaded when you stand up, take your time making changes in posture. If you have had episodes of dizziness while driving, arrange for alternate transportation while you're waiting to see your doctor.
If your dizziness causes you to feel like you might fall, take steps to reduce your risk. Keep your home well lit and free of hazards that might cause you to trip. Avoid area rugs and exposed electrical cords. Place furniture where you're unlikely to bump into it, and use nonslip mats in the bathtub and on shower floors. #dizziness #dizzy #lightheaded #vertigo #spinning #headache #migraine #stroke #specialist #neurologist #winnielimkhoo #health #tips #advise #nutrition #exercise #diet #manila #philippines