Dizziness (Latin: "Vertigo") is the sensation of instability. The term is fairly vague, and can include a number of more specific conditions, ranging from harmless to life-threatening. One of the most common causes of dizziness is rapid spinning; this cause lent its name to the baseball pitcher Dizzy Dean, whose windup while throwing the ball caused him to spin completely around.

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Dizziness and Vertigo Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... The signs and symptoms of BPPV may include: Dizziness A sense that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving (vertigo) Lightheadedness Unsteadiness A loss of balance Blurred vision following qui...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... The organ of balance in your inner ear is the vestibular labyrinth. It includes loop-shaped structures (semicircular canals) that contain fluid and fine, hair-like sensors that monitor the rotation of...
Source: MayoClinic

Dizziness and Vertigo Treatment

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Complications
... Dizziness due to BPPV can increase your risk of falling. Accidents while driving a car or operating heavy machinery are more likely. You may also experience long-term consequences if an existing healt...
Source: MayoClinic

Treatment
... To help relieve BPPV, your doctor may instruct you in a series of movements known as the canalith repositioning procedure. Performed in your doctor''s office, this procedure consists of several simple...
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Dizziness and Vertigo Support

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Coping skills
... Living with BPPV can be challenging. It may affect your interaction with friends and family, your productivity at work, and the overall quality of your life. You may find encouragement and understandi...
Source: MayoClinic

Dizziness and Vertigo Other

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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
... Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a disorder in which changing your head position with respect to gravity leads to sudden vertigo - a feeling that the room is spinning around. The vertigo...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

What You Should Know About BPPV 
... What is BPPV? Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a disorder in which changing your head position with respect to gravity leads to sudden vertigo--a feeling that the room is spinning around...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

   

Dizziness and Vertigo Articles

  • Balance Disorders
    ... A balance disorder is a disturbance that causes an individual to feel unsteady, giddy, woozy, or have a sensation of movement, spinning, or floating. An organ in our inner ear, the labyrinth, is an im...

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