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What are the causes of dizziness?

9 doctors weighed in across 6 answers
Dr. Prem Gupta answered

Specializes in neurology

Probale inner ear: When asked to explain dizziness; most patients describe it as a feeling of one or more of "lightheaded, spinning, tilting, falling, loss of balance" triggered by change of head or body position. It is probably due to irritation of nerve of inner ear by (otoconia) which are gravels in ear. Some patients may call a feeling of faintness as dizzy but this is rare.

Answered 2/28/2014

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Dr. Soren Singel answered

Specializes in Neurosurgery

Many causes: From low blood pressure to medication side effects to blocked vessels in the neck to brain tumors, the list of differential diagnoses is long. If it persists get this checked out.

Answered 9/10/2015

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Dr. Sanford Archer answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Inner ear disorder: Many causes of dizziness are related to an imbalance of the inner ears. This is frequently caused by a virus, may be a salt imbalance or related to other problems of the nerve of the inner ear. An otologist or ear specialist can determine if the dizziness is caused by ear problems, imbalance with your eyes, or a neurologic condition. If the symptoms are few and far between, then no further w/u.

Answered 12/24/2020

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Dr. Jed Kwartler answered

Specializes in enT - Head & Neck Surgery

Dizziness: Many things. Here is a broad category list: 1. Inner ear problems 2. Neurologic problems 3. Hormonal/metabolic problems 4. Anemia 5. Dehydration 6. Cardiovascular/circulatory problems 7. Anxiety 8. Infection 9. Autoimmune disorder so...Lots of things to look at but before any testing ordered someone should take a very comprehensive history of your symptoms to guide the testing.

Answered 12/24/2020

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Dr. Robert Knox answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Dizziness-many cause: Dizziness is a symptom, not a diagnosis. This means many different causes of many different diseases may affect our balance, creating a lightheaded sensation, unsteadiness when changing positions, and occasionally a rotating sensation. The diagnosis in each individual is suggested most by major symptom, frequency and duration of symptom, what causes, what relieves, and presence of numerous meds.

Answered 1/5/2019

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Dr. Deanne Nyland answered

Specializes in

Dizziness: Dizziness is a very general symptom with many causes. It can be from simply being dehydrated or not eating enough or something more serious like an inner ear or cardiac problem. Its best to see your primary care doctor to discuss symptoms and have an examination.

Answered 1/19/2019

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