A 49-year-old member asked:
Can my lightheadedness be vertigo?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
No: Lightheadedness is a central (brain) problem caused by decreased oxygenation to the brain and caused by a variety of diseases. Vertigo, on the other hand, is a perception that the room is spinning around and is usually but not always an inner ear (vestibular inner ear) problem. An ENT doctor can help you.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014
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