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Can lightheadedness be psychosomatic?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Psychosomatic: generally means a physical disease or symptoms that are caused by or made worse by mental factors. Lightheadedness is caused by inner ear problems, motion sickness, medication effects, circulation/blood pressure issues, dehydration and anxiety, among other causes. Because anxiety can make it worse, you might say there are psychosomatic factors, but dizziness is not usually considered psychosomatic

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What is psychosomatic?

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Psychosomatic: Physical symptoms that are from an emotional cause.

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