Symptom: Dizziness


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Dizziness: Feelings of lightheadedness or giddiness.
Introduction: The word "dizziness" is used with many meanings in everyday language. The exact type of dizziness symptom is very important to determine. 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). Balance difficulty is also a separate topic where a person feels they are about to fall, has difficulty staying balanced, or may actually fall. Some people also say dizziness when they really mean weakness. True dizziness is a lightheadedness or a sensation that you are about to faint. Dizziness can arise from various medical conditions including ear conditions, brain conditions, cardiovascular disease, anemia or hypoglycemia. Dizziness is also the side effect of numerous medications (both prescription and alternative). Any dizziness or vertigo symptom needs prompt professional medical advice.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Dizziness:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Dizziness (52 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Dizziness (7 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Dizziness (76 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Dizziness (7 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Symptoms related to Dizziness: vertigo (8), balance difficulty (75), weakness (227)
    Dizziness type of: Fainting (91), Syncope (140)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Dizziness: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Dizziness as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Dizziness: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Dizziness as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Dizziness: The following list of conditions have 'Dizziness' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Acoustic Neurinoma ... dizziness
  • Addison's Disease ... dizziness
  • Alternating Hemiplegia ... balance problems
  • Amnesic shellfish poisoning ... dizziness
  • Amphetamines ... dizziness
  • Anemia ... dizziness
  • Aortic valve disease ... dizziness
  • Atrial flutter ... dizziness

    B

  • Balance disorders ... wooziness, dizziness
  • Barotitis Media ... dizziness
  • Brain cancer ... dizziness, balance problems

    C

  • Carbon monoxide poisoning ... dizziness
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disorder ... balance problems
  • Chemical pneumonia ... dizziness
  • Chiari Malformation ... dizziness
  • Ciguatera poisoning ... dizziness
  • Concussion ... dizziness
  • Cyclic vomiting syndrome ... dizziness

    D

  • Decompression sickness ... dizziness
  • Diabetic hypoglycemia ... dizziness
  • Diabetic neuropathy ... dizziness

    E

  • Ectopic pregnancy ... dizziness

    F

  • Favism ... dizziness

    G

  • Generalized anxiety disorder ... lightheadedness

    H

  • Headache-free migraine ... dizziness
  • Hearing Impairment ... dizziness, balance problems
  • Heart block ... dizziness
  • Heatstroke ... dizziness
  • Hemangioblastoma ... dizziness
  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum ... dizziness
  • Hypertension ... dizziness
  • Hyperventilation ... dizziness
  • Hypoglycemia ... dizziness
  • Hypoglycemic attack ... dizziness

    J

  • Jaw conditions ... dizziness
  • Joubert Syndrome ... balance problems

    L

  • Labrynthitis ... balance problems, dizziness
  • Lupus ... dizziness
  • Lyme disease ... dizziness

    M

  • Malaria ... dizziness
  • Middle ear infection ... Balance problems
  • Mitral-valve prolapse ... dizziness
  • Monosodium glutamate (MSG) adverse reaction ... dizziness
  • Motion sickness ... dizziness
  • Mountain sickness ... dizziness

    N

  • Neurofibromatosis-2 ... balance problems

    O

  • Orthostatic hypotension ... dizziness

    P

  • Panic attack ... Lightheadedness, dizziness
  • Panic disorder ... Lightheadedness, dizziness
  • Paralytic shellfish poisoning ... dizziness
  • Perilymph fistula ... balance problems
  • Polycythemia ... dizziness
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder ... dizziness
  • Premenstrual syndrome ... dizziness
  • Primary pulmonary hypertension ... dizziness
  • Progressive Supranuclear Palsy ... balance problems
  • Pulmonary embolism ... dizziness

    R

  • Rapid gastric emptying ... dizziness
  • Rift Valley Fever ... dizziness

    S

  • Sick sinus syndrome ... dizziness
  • Sinus node disease ... dizziness
  • Stroke ... dizziness
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage ... dizziness
  • Syncope ... dizziness, lightheadedness (presyncope)

    T

  • Tachycardia ... dizziness
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome ... Dizziness
  • Transient Ischemic Attack ... dizziness

    U

  • Usher Syndrome ... Balance problems

    V

  • Variant CJD ... dizziness
  • Vertigo ... balance problems
  • Vestibular neuronitis ... balance problems
  • Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers ... dizziness
  • Von Hippel-Lindau Disease ... balance problems, dizziness

    W

  • Wallenberg's Syndrome ... balance problems
  • Whiplash ... dizziness
  • Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome ... dizziness
    Conditions listing complications: Dizziness: The following list of conditions have 'Dizziness' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Acoustic Neurinoma ... dizziness
  • Angelman syndrome ... balance problems

    D

  • Diabetes ... Balance problems

    N

  • Neurofibromatosis-2 ... Balance problems

    S

  • Stroke ... balance problems, Dizziness

    T

  • Type 1 diabetes ... Balance problems
  • Type 2 diabetes ... Balance problems


    Last revised: Nov 26, 2003

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