Dizziness can be described as feeling unsteady or lightheaded. It frequently is followed directly by nausea or headache. There are several factors that can cause dizziness, including some medications, injury, infection, allergies, poor circulation, motion sickness, and neurological disease.

Dizziness that accompanies other symptoms, such as a high fever, chest pain, vomiting, severe headache, paralysis in the arms or legs, or change in vision, speech, or hearing, should be taken very seriously. In that case, it’s best to seek medical attention immediately from an ENT doctor or emergency services.

Dizziness is a symptom of vertigo, but they aren’t exactly the same thing. People with vertigo feel as if the world is rotating and experience nausea and vomiting. These sensations can last for an extended period of time. Vertigo is caused by issues in the inner ear.

You experience dizziness throughout your body, but it is originally felt in your ears. The inner ear takes car of balance and equilibrium. Your sense of balance is maintained through a collaboration of the workings of the inner ear, central nervous system, muscles, and eyes. When the central nervous system receives conflicting signals from the other parts, you feel dizzy.


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