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Giddiness: Meaning, symptoms, causes, and treatments


Giddiness or dizziness is the feeling of being lightheaded, wooziness, or feeling unbalanced.
Dizziness that creates the false sense that you or your surroundings are spinning is called vertigo. It is one of the most common diseases for adults to visit doctors. [1]
- It is treatable by a medical professional.
- It requires a diagnosis by a medical professional.
- Lab tests are sometimes required.
- Treatment can be done in various ways.

The causes may include inner-ear disturbance, motion sickness, and medication effects. Sometimes it can be caused by an underlying health condition like poor circulation, infection, or head injury.

Ages affected – between 0 and 17 – Rarely; between 18 and 60 and above – most commonly


Diagnosed by a medical professional
People experiencing dizziness can feel many types of sensations like:
● Lightheadedness or feeling faint
● A false sense of spinning
● Unsteadiness
● Loss of balance
● The feeling of floating or swimming

A doctor should be consulted immediately if these symptoms start to appear. If severe symptoms start to appear, medical help should be availed right away.
Dizziness often gets better without treatment. The body usually adapts to the circumstances to whatever is causing it.
Antihistamines and anticholinergics can be prescribed to deal with vertigo, dizziness, and nausea. Benzodiazepines may be prescribed to as antianxiety medicines. Water pills can also be provided for Meniere’s disease.
Labyrinthectomy may be used rarely to disable the affected ear.
Hydrotherapy, stretching, physical therapy, and acupuncture may also help.

● Being aware of losing balance
● Avoid moving suddenly
● Using nonslip mat
● Sitting or lying when dizzy
● Avoid driving a car or operating heavy machinery in the case of dizziness
For other kinds, consult a physician, ENT specialist, or a neuro specialist. At mfine, we’re here to help you with different areas of health issues. So, come on board for a holistic treatment program.

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