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AM I THE ONLY ONE FEELING DIZZY

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Vertigo

AM I THE ONLY ONE FEELING DIZZY

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You’re not alone! Vertigo and dizziness are among the most common causes for health consultation. Based on US reports, they accounted for nearly 26 million ER visit over a period of 10 years (from 1995 to 2004).1

Patients describe what their dizziness feel like, by simply a sense of “light-headedness”, “unsteadiness”, “motion intolerance”, “imbalance”, “floating”, or a “tilting sensation.”2

A sudden fall in the blood pressure, getting up too quickly from sitting or a lying down position can cause a feeling of imbalance. As we get older, we have more health problems, thus we take more medications, some of which may cause dizziness.3

Vertigo is usually accompanied by symptoms of nausea, vomiting, headache and Stumbling.4

Usually, dizziness improves on its own or can be easily managed, however, if it lasts and won’t go away after a while, or kept frequently recurring then you have to consult your doctor.3

References:

1.       Teggi, R. et al. Point prevalence of vertigo and dizziness in a sample of 2672 subjects and correlation with headaches. ACTA OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGICA ITA LICA 2016; 36: 215-219 Available at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4977009/pdf/0392-100X-36-215.pdf last accessed: 21/6/2019

2.       Samy, HM. Dizziness, vertigo and imbalance. MedScape 2017. Available at https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/2149881-overview last accessed :21/6/2019

3.       Dizziness and vertigo. Medline Plus. 2019 Available at https://medlineplus.gov/dizzinessandvertigo.html/ last accessed:21/6/2019

4.       Nancy, C. Vertigo and Vertigo-Associated Disorders. Healthline. 2017 Available at https://www.healthline.com/health/vertigo last accessed: 21/6/2019