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Dizziness Q & A
What is dizziness?
Almost everyone experiences dizziness from time to time, but if your symptoms persist for more than a day or two or they interfere with your ability to work or perform other routine tasks, it’s important to seek professional medical help.
What are some common causes of dizziness?
Dizziness can be caused by various reasons, including:
- Migraine headache
- A drop in blood pressure
- Anemia (low iron)
- Anxiety disorders
- Heart disease
- Excessive exercise
- Motion sickness
You might also experience dizziness due to drinking too much alcohol or taking certain prescription medications.
When should I see a doctor if I have dizziness?
How is the cause of dizziness determined?
Next, your provider checks your eyes and ears and conducts a neurological evaluation. If necessary, they might also order a Computed Tomography (CT) scan or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
How is dizziness treated?
Treatment for dizziness depends on the underlying cause. Sometimes, home remedies like rest and drinking plenty of water are enough to provide relief.
New York Specialty Clinics might also recommend:
- Prescription medication to address inner-ear issues
- Eating a healthy, low salt diet
- Identifying and avoiding migraine triggers
- Avoiding excessive exercise
The type of treatment that will most benefit you depends on the underlying health problem causing your dizziness. Developing a care plan that meets your needs may take several appointments. Be patient and follow your provider’s instructions carefully.
If dizziness negatively affects your quality of life, schedule an appointment at New York Specialty Clinics. Call the office nearest you, or book online today.
Do you experience leg fatigue, cramping, and pain? You might have Peripheral Vascular Disease.
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