Dizziness is a term used to describe a range of sensations, such as lightheadedness or feeling faint, a false sense of motion or spinning (vertigo), wooziness or heavy-headedness, weak or unsteady. Walking, standing up or moving your head may trigger or worsen these feelings. If you feel dizzy, you may also feel nauseous. No, dizziness isn’t a disease; it’s actually a symptom of various disorders. Don’t worry! It rarely signals a life-threatening condition.
Felling dizzy occasionally is not something to worry about. However, see a doctor if you experience any recurrent, sudden, severe, or prolonged and unexplained dizziness or vertigo. How long the dizziness lasts and any other symptoms you have may help identify the cause. There are many possible causes of your dizziness, including inner ear disturbance, motion sickness and medication effects. Dizziness may indicate an underlying health condition, such as poor circulation, infection or injury. Here are five causes of dizziness that may need immediate medical attention: