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1. What is dizziness?
Dizziness is defined as an altered sense of balance and place. It can be described as feeling faint, giddiness, and even lightheadedness.
2. What are the causes of dizziness?
Following are the causes of dizziness
-Diseases of inner ear like Meniere's disease
-Infection of vestibular nerve
-Fall in blood pressure or blood sugar
- Benign positional vertigo
-Neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis
-Medications like anticonvulsants, sedatives.
3. Can a problem in blood circulation lead to dizziness?
Yes. A problem in blood circulation can lead to dizziness due to reduced supply of oxygen-rich blood to brain. Causes of low blood flow include
- Blood clots in the vessels supplying the brain
- Heart failure
- Irregular heart beat
4. Can migraine cause dizziness?
Yes. Migraine can cause dizziness. Migraine with aura includes many symptoms like nausea, vomiting, dizziness and sensitivity to light and sound. Sometimes dizziness is present even in the absence of headache. Migraine may be associated with inner ear problems.
5. Are there any complications associated with dizziness?
Yes. There are complications associated with dizziness like
-Lack of co-ordination
-Difficulty in speech