Giddiness describes a variety of sensations that are different for everyone. We all experience lightheadedness and woozy feeling at one point, and that’s normal. However, the dizziness becomes problematic when it’s accompanied by double vision, trouble using your legs, chest problems, and vomiting. Visit an emergency room near you when you experience any of these symptoms.
In vertigo, you feel a sudden spinning sensation, often caused by either moving your head too quickly or a problem in the inner ear triggered by various factors such as;
Apart from vertigo, other causes of lightheadedness include;
Other causes can include; dehydration, anxiety problems, anemia, migraine, hypoglycemia, excessive exercise, heatstroke, ear infection, or motion sickness.
Though rare, dizziness could be caused by multiple sclerosis, malignant tumor, stroke, or brain disorder.
lightheadedness can affect anyone, but they are common in older adults as they are more likely to have diseases that can cause imbalance.
If you have experienced dizzy episodes before, you might also be a risk in the future.
Dizziness could be described by a variety of sensations including;
These symptoms can be made worse by standing, walking, moving your head, and at times it may be accompanied by vomiting and nausea.
The dizzy episodes may last for seconds or days, and most times they disappear on their own. However, visit our emergency in Lake Jackson if you continue to experience repeated episodes of dizziness or if you have; head injury, high fever, blurry vision, raping and irregular heartbeat, hearing loss, difficulty speaking and breathing, chest pain, ongoing vomiting, numbness and tingling
These symptoms could indicate a serious medical problem.
When you come to Altus Emergency Center in Lake Jackson, the doctor will do a basic test to check your balance and nervous system. We may also do an eye test, head movement, rotary chair testing, and a neurology exam.
The treatment focuses on addressing the underlying diseases. In mild cases, dizziness could be managed at home with remedies.
Prescription drugs may make the symptoms manageable even if the dizzy episodes are idiopathic. Our doctor may prescribe water pills or diuretics if you have Meniere’s disease (fluid buildup) or anti-anxiety medications. Furthermore, you may also get medications to ease nausea.
A variety of therapies can help you cope with dizziness;
3. Surgical procedure
The doctor may inject the inner ear with antibiotics to disable the balance function of the ear and cause the unaffected ear to take over that function.
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Sometimes, dizziness can cause complications such as fainting and loss of balance. So, if you experience recurrent episodes of lightheadedness, call us for an assessment to prevent any medical complications.