5+ causes of dizziness that may cause a visit to the doctor

Everyone has felt dizzy at least once in their life. This is a state during which it seems that your body and the environment are spinning, while your legs seem not to be held at all, and everything is blurry in front of your eyes.

Dizziness occurs for various reasons, and some of them are a signal to see a doctor. Here are some of these reasons.

Migraine

Migraine is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by severe headache attacks, nausea, photophobia, and dizziness. Often, migraines intensify if you do not take painkillers on time, selecting individually for each person. To choose the right pain reliever, it is best to see a doctor.

Inner ear problems

Problems with the inner ear can cause dizziness (for example, Meniere’s disease – a buildup of fluid in the inner ear). Diseases of the inner ear are also accompanied by impaired coordination, nausea, vomiting, tinnitus, hearing loss , etc. Be sure to go to the doctor if you find several of the above symptoms, along with dizziness.

A sharp drop in blood pressure

Getting up too quickly from a sitting or lying position may cause your blood pressure to drop sharply, leading to dizziness. When this rarely happens, there is nothing to worry about. But if this happens often, see your doctor.

Deterioration of blood circulation

Also, the head can be dizzy due to poor circulation and lack of oxygen in the brain. The reason for this may be problems with the heart and blood vessels. Therefore, even if the symptoms of impaired cerebral circulation (dizziness, weakness, numbness of the face and limbs) last only a few seconds, this is cause for concern. See your doctor if this condition frequently occurs: it can be a risk factor for stroke.

Certain medications

Certain medications such as antihistamines, sedatives, muscle relaxants, opiates, and antidepressants can make you feel dizzy. If you are taking these drugs, you may need to change them to something else or adjust the dosage.

Low blood sugar

Another cause of dizziness is low blood glucose levels. Usually, this problem is solved with a snack, which replenishes the sugar reserves in the body. You can drink a glass of orange juice, eat a banana or a candy bar; then the dizziness will quickly pass. But if the sugar drops frequently, do not postpone a visit to the doctor

Note* Always consult your doctor or other qualified health care professional for any questions you may have about your health or condition. Never disregard a health care professional’s advice or delay getting it because of what you read on this website.

Onyinye A.

Onyinye Abasim, from Nigeria. I'm a biochemist, content writer, and an entrepreneur. Email: Onyii@afrinik.com

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