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Feeling Dizzy

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We are seeing a number of patients coming into our clinics complaining of dizziness. We are also seeing a large number of patients complaining of sinus infections, cough, and eye irritations.  We can help so schedule your appointment online or walk into one of our three urgent care locations.

Causes of Dizziness

We are checking our patients to see what is causing the dizziness.  Causes can include:

  • Sugar/Glucose levels
  • Blood Pressure
  • Stress/Anxiety
  • Dehydration
  • Pregnancy
  • Sinus infections/Allergies
  • Medications (blood pressure, pain medications or antibiotics)
  • Brain diseases/conditions (stroke, dementia, and migraines)
  • Use of tobacco, alcohol, or illegal drugs
  • Bleeding

Symptoms of Dizziness

People may complain of lightheadedness, feeling faint or passing out, spinning, whirling, or motion, weakness, tiredness, confusion, feeling off balance, headache or head pressure, or nausea.

Dizziness Treatment

Your doctor needs to find the underlying cause of the dizziness in order to treat it.  The treatment depends on the cause.  Most causes are pretty harmless and will go away on their own.  However, sometimes dizziness is a sign of a more serious disease that could become life-threatening.

Vertigo

Vertigo is different from dizziness as it is caused by confliscts between the signals sent to the brain by various balance and position-sensing systems in our body, such as the inner ear. People will have a stronger spinning sensation with vertigo.

Common Causes of Vertigo include:

  • Inner ear disorders
  • Injury to the ear or head
  • Migraine headaches, which are painful and debilitating.
  • Decreased blood flow through the arteries that supply blood to the base of the brain
  • Noncancerous growth in the space behind the eardrum
  • Brain tumors and cancer

Immediate medical attention should be sought if vertigo occurs suddenly with a change in speech or vision or other loss of function.