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Symptoms of Dizziness

Symptoms of Dizziness: Introduction

The sensation of dizziness can be experienced and described in many ways. These include feeling lightheaded, faint, woozy, weak, spacey or unsteady. Some people, especially older people, may describe dizziness as "having a spell". Other people may experience a sensation of having to "pass out" or faint. Dizziness can also be severe and cause a sensation of spinning, which may be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. This type of dizziness is called vertigo Vertigo can be severe enough to be disabling in that a person cannot move or get up from a lying position.

Dizziness can be short-lived and disappear quickly, such as when it occurs due to hyperventilation or standing up too quickly. Dizziness can also occur periodically in episodes, such as when it is due to Meniere's disease. Dizziness can also be chronic and ongoing over a longer period of time, such as when it is due to cardiovascular disease.

Complications of dizziness include fainting, also called syncope or a loss of consciousness, and injury due to falling when fainting.

Because dizziness is a symptom of another disease, condition or disorder, any sensations of dizziness should be reported to a physician or other licensed health care provider....more about Dizziness »

Symptoms of Dizziness

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Dizziness includes the 3 symptoms listed below:

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Other Possible Causes of these Symptoms

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Dizziness as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Dizziness, it is also important to consider Dizziness as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Dizziness may cause:

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For a more detailed analysis of Dizziness as a symptom, including causes, drug side effect causes, and drug interaction causes, please see our Symptom Center information for Dizziness.

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Dizziness. This signs and symptoms information for Dizziness has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Dizziness signs or Dizziness symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Dizziness may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Dizziness symptoms.

 

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