While there are several symptoms of dizziness, some of them are minor and temporary. Others, however, need to be taken very seriously and you will need to get to your nearest Complete Care emergency medical center as quickly as possible. Here are some of the reasons that dizziness occurs, and warning signs that you need to see a doctor immediately.
Common Symptoms of Dizziness
Symptoms of dizziness include a feeling of lightheadedness, a loss of balance and a spinning sensation. When you talk to your doctor, it is very important that you are able to describe the sensations you are experiencing as accurately as you can so that the proper diagnosis can be made.
Dizziness could result from something as simple as motion sickness or it could be a complex issue such as an inner ear problem. In some instances, it can be a sign of an extremely serious disorder such as a disease affecting the heart or blood vessels or a stroke. These are just some of the reasons dizziness occurs:
- Ear infection
- Heart arrhythmia
- Medications such as antidepressants, sedatives, etc.
When to Get Help
Dizziness will usually clear up on its own after a short time. If you experience a dizzy spell, avoid tobacco or caffeine and either sit or lie down until it goes away. If the spell is accompanied by hearing loss or a severe headache, get in touch with your doctor.
However, if you are experiencing shortness of breath, any sort of change in speech or vision, weakness in an arm or leg or chest pain, have someone take you to your nearest emergency medical center as fast as you can.