Are You Experiencing Dizziness?

Dizziness is one of the most common symptoms reported to healthcare providers but 40-80% do not receive a diagnosis (Neuhauser et al, 2008). The most common treatment for dizziness is medicine, yet it has been found only 31% of patients thought it was helpful (Burke, 1995). Dizziness is a symptom – not a normal part of aging – and should be evaluated by a qualified health care provider.

Dizziness is considered an umbrella term – a vague term with various meanings.  Think of your dizziness in 3 categories:

  1. Vertigo: the room is spinning around you and/or a feeling inside your head; and/or
  2. Lightheadedness: a faint-like feeling; and/or
  3. Unsteadiness: a drunk-like feeling and/or be of a feeling of unsteadiness from your feet (versus your head).

The following can also be helpful information to identify:

  • What makes your symptoms worse and what makes them better?
  • How long do your symptoms last (e.g., seconds, hours, days)?
  • Do other symptoms occur with the dizziness, such as ringing in your ears, pressure in your ears/head, nausea, weakness, headache and/or change in other systems (e.g., balance, speech, vision, etc.)?

If you or a loved one experience dizziness, please seek medical advice. 360 Balance & Hearing is a multi-award winning comprehensive hearing and balance center that has been providing expert care since 2002 and would be honored to be your provider of choice. Call (512) 345-4664.

Submitted By: 360 Balance & Hearing

Phone Number: (512) 345-4664