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  Information on vestibular balance disorders (causing dizziness, vertigo, lightheadedness, or motion sickness) produced ...
Dizziness is a general-purpose, rather imprecise term used to describe the sensation of imbalance (sensory disorientation).
Although patients often use the word dizziness to describe balance or inner ear problems, it is typically not caused by a disorder of the inner ear.
Whereas vertigo, lightheadedness, and dizziness are symptoms of diseases, motion sickness is a normal response to an abnormal situation.
www.medicinenet.com /vestibular_balance_disorders/article.htm   (958 words)

Dizziness relates to feeling lightheaded, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady or the loss of balance, while vertigo relates to feeling that you or the room is spinning or moving.
Dizziness, when not related to other illnesses, conditions or inner ear problems (for example, Meniere's disease or labyrinthitis), is commonly a sign of a neurological condition.
Dizziness related to multiple sclerosis is not usually a permanent event and it tends to pass over the course of several weeks.
www.themcfox.com /multiple-sclerosis/ms-symptoms/dizziness.htm   (356 words)

 MEI: Dizziness Booklet
Dizziness can be grouped into types by the portion of the entire balance system that is not working properly.
Carsickness or seasickness are types of visual dizziness because the eyes are constantly adjusting to a moving visual field, and confuses the balance part of the brain.
When dizziness is severe, but hearing is still good, cutting the balance nerve between the inner ear and the brain is very effective in eliminating vertigo, while preserving hearing.
www.michiganear.com /library/brochures/dizziness/dizz_brochure.html   (3981 words)

Dizziness is defined as a disorientation in space, a sense of unsteadiness, a feeling of movement within the head such as giddiness or a swimming sensation, lightheadedness or a whirling sensation known as vertigo.
Dizziness accounts for 10 million visits to U.S. office-based physicians annually and is the third most common reason for seeing a primary care physician.
Dizziness is generally not serious, however, it can be the only sign preceding a major stroke.
cms.clevelandclinic.org /headandneck/body.cfm?id=133   (889 words)

 Adult Health Advisor 2005.4: Dizziness
Feelings of dizziness or vertigo may be caused by an infection or disease in the inner ear.
Dizziness can be caused by tiredness, stress, fever, dehydration, low blood sugar, anemia, head injury, heart or circulation problems, or stroke.
Dizziness occurs more often in older adults than in other age groups but it is not necessarily caused by disease.
www.med.umich.edu /1libr/aha/aha_dizzy_crs.htm   (736 words)

 University of Illinois Medical Center:Health Library
Dizziness is a term that is used to describe a wide range of symptoms.
For example, dizziness from low blood pressure is usually easy to correct and causes no long-term effects in many people.
Dizziness due to a brain tumor may cause death.
uimc.discoveryhospital.com /main.php?id=3100   (924 words)

 Dizziness Encyclopedia of Medicine - Find Articles
Dizziness often disappears without treatment or with treatment of the underlying problem, but it can be long term or chronic.
Nonsyncope nonvertigo dizziness is characterized by a feeling of being off balance that becomes worse if the individual tries moving or performing detail-intense tasks.
Nonsyncope nonvertigo dizziness may be caused by rapid breathing, low blood sugar, or migraine headache, as well as by more serious medical conditions.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g2601/is_0004/ai_2601000441   (973 words)

 Dizziness, Vertigo Symptoms
Dizziness is a term used to describe when you are feeling woozy, or faint.
Dizziness may be a symptom or sign of a serious problem.
To distinguish vertigo from dizziness, your healthcare provider may turn your head in different positions, usually from a sitting position, to a lying position, and back again, as they try to elicit the same dizziness symptoms that you are describing.
www.chemocare.com /MANAGING/dizziness.asp   (1152 words)

 Dizziness (Symptom)... Fort Lauderdale, Florida   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Dizziness is a feeling of faintness or light-headedness, making it difficult to maintain balance while standing or sitting.
It is important to differentiate simple dizziness from vertigo (a spinning sensation or the feeling that you or the room around you is moving).
Most dizziness and vertigo has no definite cause and is commonly attributed to a viral infection of the inner ear especially in young otherwise healthy people.
www.browardhealth.org /16547.cfm   (689 words)

  Dizziness in old people --- HealthandAge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
As dizziness is associated with an increased risk of falls, it's important to try to find the cause (or causes) in individual patients.
For dizziness to be diagnosed, subjects had to reply "yes" to the question "during the past two months, have you had episodes of feeling dizzy, unsteady, or like you were spinning or moving, lightheaded, or faint?".
Those who were listed as having dizziness were asked to identify the bodily positions or the specific activities that were associated with episodes, and the sensations that best describe them (categorized into loss of balance, near faint, spinning or other vertiginous movement, or other sensations).
www.healthandage.com /professional/health-center/16/article/809/Dizziness-in-old-people.html   (879 words)

 Dizziness Explained
Dizziness is a thorny problem for doctors and patients alike, the chief complaint in 8 million physician visits a year, yet the cause is unspecified in over half the cases.
Dizziness is one area where doctors and patients fail to see eye to eye.
Lastly dizziness may be a panic attack equivalent, a kind of agoraphobia, fear of being outside in a public place.
www.pneuro.com /publications/dizzy   (11017 words)

 Newport Mesa-Causes of Dizziness
Dizziness or vertigo can be caused by a disturbance in a particular part of the inner ear - the vestibular system.
Hyperventilation can cause temporary dizziness and sometimes occurs when you are exercising strenuously or if you hold your breath when you are under stress.
Vascular vertigo is dizziness caused by problems with the blood supply to the inner ear or the balance centers of the brain.
www.dizziland.com /DizzinessCauses.html   (682 words)

 Neck Pain and Dizziness
Dizziness caused from neck problems is called cervical vertigo and is a common symptom.
Either the dizziness comes on with neck movements or they began to realize that the problem began after they injured their necks.
Periods of dizziness last seconds to minutes and are usually related to sudden neck motions especially rotation with extension.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/chiropractic_health_care/102260   (456 words)

Dizziness is used to describe symptoms such as feeling faint, lightheaded, or unsteady.
Dizziness that is caused by PSYCHOLOGICAL problems may cause one to feel lightheaded and result from hyperventilation, severe anxiety, or depression.
Dizziness is often associated with changes in the blood flow to the brain.
www.dmc.org /health_info/topics/symp5176.html   (266 words)

 Dizziness | World of Health
Dizziness is classified in three categories—vertigo, syncope, and nonsyncope nonvertigo--each with symptoms related to the sense of balance.
Because circulatory problems often cause dizziness, medication may be prescribed to control blood pressure or to treat arteriosclerosis.
If the dizziness is not treatable by drugs, surgery, or other means, physical therapy may be used and the patient may be taught coping mechanisms for the problem.
www.bookrags.com /research/dizziness-woh   (937 words)

 Dizziness and vertigo - Better Health Channel.
Since the definitions of dizziness and vertigo are so vague, and because many of the symptoms overlap, it is helpful to group the terms together.
Dizziness and vertigo can be caused by a wide range of factors, including underlying disorders such as infection or low blood pressure.
Generally, most cases of dizziness are caused by problems of the inner ear, the brain or nerves that connect the inner ear to the brain.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au /BHCV2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Dizziness_and_vertigo?OpenDocument   (847 words)

Dizziness may result from a relative change in the tone of the peripheral vasculature and the heart as the system responds to feedback from the brainstem.
Psychophysiologic dizziness is the consequence of the integration of various subsystems that pertain to the sense of balance (visual, vestibular, proprioceptive, autonomicÂ…), and is not always pathologic.
Cervicogenic dizziness may present in isolation or associated with headache (possibly cervicogenic), or it may actually be a factor in precipitating increased migraine activity or orthostatic intolerance.
www.clevelandclinicmeded.com /diseasemanagement/neurology/dizziness/dizziness.htm   (4414 words)

 Dizziness - MayoClinic.com
The word "dizzy" is used to describe everything from feeling faint or lightheaded to feeling weak or unsteady.
Dizziness that creates the sense that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving is called vertigo.
Dizziness is one of the most common reasons older adults visit their doctors.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/dizziness/DS00435   (269 words)

Dizziness is one of the most common reasons for a visit to a Primary Care Physician.
Dizziness is not a very descriptive term, encompassing descriptions of: lightheadedness, heavyheadedness, faintness or about to pass out, disorientation, distortion of position in three-dimensional space, turning sensation, spinning sensation, or rocking sensation.
Whenever dizziness is accompanied by other neurological symptoms such as weakness of an arm or leg, double vision, slurred speech, clumsiness of just one arm or leg, facial numbness or facial weakness, serious concerns regarding stroke need prompt medical attention.
cms.clevelandclinic.org /headandneck/body.cfm?id=134   (593 words)

 Vestibular Disorders Association | Vertigo, Imbalance, Dizziness resources - Cervicogenic Dizziness
Cervicogenic dizziness tends to be a controversial diagnosis, because there are no tests to confirm that it is the cause of the dizziness.
People with cervicogenic dizziness tend to complain of dizziness (a sensation of movement of the self or the environment) that is worse during head movements or after maintaining one head position for a long time.
Cervicogenic dizziness often occurs as a result of whiplash or head injury and is often seen in conjunction with brain injury or injury to the inner ear.
www.vestibular.org /vestibular-disorders/specific-disorders/cervicogenic-dizziness.php   (424 words)

 What is Dizziness?
Dizziness is defined as a disorientation in space, a sense of unsteadiness, a feeling of movement within the head such as giddiness or a swimming sensation, lightheadedness or a whirling sensation.
Dizziness can be caused by a problem associated with the inner ear, brain, or heart.
Dizziness due to aging--Common symptoms of dizziness associated with aging include lightheadedness, a spinning sensation, giddiness, wooziness, or unsteadiness.
www.clevelandclinic.org /health/health-info/docs/1400/1492.asp?index=6422   (859 words)

 Dizziness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Dizziness may also be caused by depression, agoraphobia or hyperventilation.
Dizziness can be a symptoms of a problem with one or more of these systems.
This dizziness, called postural or orthostatic hypotension, is caused by a drop in blood pressure to the brain when you change position.
www.stjohn.org /HealthInfoLib/swArticle.aspx?2,30   (1149 words)

 Dizziness - Page 2
Dizziness is a sensation of spatial disorientation that often leads to a loss of balance and/or a feeling that “the room is spinning.” People use the term to describe any number of sensations, including feeling lightheaded, unsteady and woozy.
Dizziness usually occurs while standing up or walking and the feeling may be lessened by lying or sitting down.
It is important to remember that dizziness is not a typical symptom of stroke in women, who otherwise have “non-traditional” signs, such as headache, facial and limb pain, and disorientation.
heart.health.ivillage.com /signssymptoms/dizziness2.cfm   (706 words)

 MedlinePlus: Dizziness and Vertigo
Dizziness usually gets better by itself or is easily treated.
Medicines may cause dizziness, or problems with your ear.
Dizziness and Motion Sickness(American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery)
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/dizzinessandvertigo.html   (342 words)

 Dizziness Information on Healthline
Dizziness is a general term that describes sensations of imbalance and unsteadiness, such as vertigo, mild turning, imbalance, and near fainting or fainting.
Feelings of dizziness stem from the vestibular system, which includes the brain and the parts of the inner ear that sense position and motion, coupled with sensory information from the eyes, skin, and muscle tension.
Because dizziness is a general term for a variety of feelings of instability, it spans a large range of symptoms.
www.healthline.com /galecontent/dizziness-2   (725 words)

 Dizziness and Vertigo: NeuroCom International - Patient Information
Dizziness is a broad term used to explain how we feel when our sense of balance is not quite right.
Dizziness can be caused by a number of different factors, including a variety of problems within the balance control mechanism itself.
Dizziness can be the result of a number of factors including injuries, degenerative diseases and other physical ailments, as explained under "How You Control Your Balance." Elderly patients who suffer from dizziness, are not the same as their healthy, age-matched counter parts.
www.onbalance.com /patient_info/dizziness.aspx   (1318 words)

 Dizziness - WrongDiagnosis.com
The symptom of "dizziness" needs to be separated from vertigo, which is a feeling that the room is moving or spinning, or that the person is moving when they are not (or even a floating sensation).
Dizziness may mean true vertigo, which is a hallucination of movement of the patient or his environment, or light-headedness, which is a feeling that one is going to faint (and sometimes does).
Dizziness is a medically indistinct term used to describe a variety of conditions such as lightheadedness, unsteadiness, giddiness, a sense of turning, spinning or rocking.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /sym/dizziness.htm   (2129 words)

 Dizziness and vertigo
Since the definitions of dizziness and vertigo are so vague, and because many of the symptoms overlap, it is helpful to group the terms together.
Dizziness and vertigo can be caused by a wide range of factors, including underlying disorders such as infection or low blood pressure.
Generally, most cases of dizziness are caused by problems of the inner ear, brain, or nerves that connect the inner ear to the brain.
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