Dizziness and Vertigo
Dizziness is a term that is often used to define two diverse views. Light-headedness or dizziness is a sensation that you are about to faint or get a black out. Dizziness usually goes away or recovers when you take rest. You may occasionally feel sick or vomit when you are dizzy.
Vertigo is a sensation that you or your surroundings are moving when there is no real movement. You might feel as though you are rotating, turning, dropping, or slanting. When you have severe vertigo, you may feel very sick or even puke.
Causes of dizziness
- Illnesses such as flu or colds.
- Very profound or quick breathing (hyperventilation).
- Worry and anxiety
- Tobacco, alcohol, or drugs abuse.
Common reasons of vertigo:
- Inner ear disorders – Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Ménière’s disease, vestibular neuronitis, or labyrinthitis.
- Ear or head injury.
- Migraine headaches, which are throbbing, devastating headaches and that happen with vertigo, sickness, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, noise, and smell.
- Reduced blood flow through the arteries that supply blood to the brain.
- Vision variations, such as unclear or double vision, halos, or spots.
- Chest pain.
- Sickness or nausea.
- Feebleness or inability to stand or walk.
- Breath shortness or feeling of suffocation.
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) or hearing loss.