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What can cause you to be so dizzy?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine
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In brief: Need more informatn

First of all, are you dizzy/lightheaded, like you could faint, or do you have vertigo, like the room is spinning around you.
The first is usually caused by low blood pressure from dehydration, BP meds, a heart problem, etc. The second is often caused by a problem with the balance center located in your middle ear, from allergies, a cold, or a virus that directly affects the vestibular apparatus.

In brief: Need more informatn

First of all, are you dizzy/lightheaded, like you could faint, or do you have vertigo, like the room is spinning around you.
The first is usually caused by low blood pressure from dehydration, BP meds, a heart problem, etc. The second is often caused by a problem with the balance center located in your middle ear, from allergies, a cold, or a virus that directly affects the vestibular apparatus.
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Travel Medicine
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In brief: Lighthead vs vertigo

"dizzy" can mean different things: standing quickly and being lightheaded can come from being dehydrated, or anemic.
Rarely, spontaneous lightheadedness can come from heart arrhythmia. Vertigo, or spinning, or the room moving, typically comes from inner ear imbalance, rarely from a more serious tumor or stroke. Some medicines help with the symptoms of vertigo, but mostly time and rest are required.

In brief: Lighthead vs vertigo

"dizzy" can mean different things: standing quickly and being lightheaded can come from being dehydrated, or anemic.
Rarely, spontaneous lightheadedness can come from heart arrhythmia. Vertigo, or spinning, or the room moving, typically comes from inner ear imbalance, rarely from a more serious tumor or stroke. Some medicines help with the symptoms of vertigo, but mostly time and rest are required.
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
Dr. Eric L. Weiss
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