Dizziness is a medical term that describes a number of sensations like woozy, feeling faint, unsteady or feeling weak. Dizziness creates the false feeling that your surroundings are spinning or moving. Symptoms are:
• False sense of motion
• Loss of balance or unsteadiness
• Floating or woozy feeling
HOW IS DIZZINESS DIAGNOSED?
If the general physician suspects dizziness due to a fall or blow to the head he or she might order for a MRI scan. Most general physicians perform a physical examination and gather details of your medical history and medications before diagnosing the cause of dizziness. Physical examination includes a test of your balance by asking you to walk and eye movement testing. Other physical testing methods are head movement testing, posturography and rotary chair testing
HOW IS DIZZINESS TREATED?
Most cases of dizziness clear up on their own once the underlying cause is treated. In rare cases, dizziness can be a sign of a more serious health problem. It may include medications and balance exercises. Even if no cause is found or if your dizziness persists, prescription drugs and other treatments may make help manage the symptoms.
DID YOU KNOW?
This condition may be confused with vertigo. Vertigo creates a spinning sensation and is not the same as dizziness.