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What is dizziness?

An impairment of spatial orientation is known as dizziness. It doesn’t always indicate a life-threatening condition, but it can be unnerving. More serious conditions like a stroke or cardiovascular problems can be associated with dizziness. A person can feel dizziness while moving, standing still or lying down. While dizzy, person may feel:

  • Faint
  • Lightheaded
  • Nauseous
  • Unsteady
  • Woozy

Causes of Dizziness

There are several causes that can lead to dizziness; some of them are mentioned below:

Within the heart and vascular system, conditions that may cause dizziness include:

  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Low blood pressure
  • Narrowed arteries

Brain-related conditions that may cause dizziness include:

  • Traumatic brain injury or an Head Injury
  • Migraine
  • Multiple sclerosis

Additional conditions that may cause dizziness include:

  • Alcohol use
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Low blood sugar
  • Medications
  • Vision problems

Dizziness Diagnosis

If your doctor suspects that you are having or had a stroke or suffered a blow to the head, he or she may immediately suggest you an MRI or CT scan.

A person would be first asked about his symptoms and existing medications and then be given a physical examination such as hearing test and balance tests, including:

  • Eye movement testing
  • Head movement testing
  • Rotary chair testing

You may also be asked for getting a few blood tests to check for infection.

If a doctor can identify the cause of dizziness & once it’s eliminated, no additional treatment is necessary. Dr. Malhotra, a top neurologist in NYC (Source: America’s Best Doctors 2021) is an expert in dizziness diagnosis & can help you with a very effective treatment. You can book an appointment today by clicking on the “Call Me” button below & we’ll book an appointment with Dr. Malhotra as per your convenience.