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What causes dizziness?

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Posted on Thu, 9 Jun 2016
Question: what causes dizziness
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (27 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
More information please

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome,

To be able to answer your question better and focus on what you would like to know, please tell me more about your concern.

Also, there are different symptoms that are called "dizziness":
One type of dizziness is caused by vertigo. This type of dizziness feels like the room is spinning around you.

The other main type of dizziness is lightheadedness. With this type of dizziness, a person may feel faint. If the person feels faint when they stand up too quickly because their blood pressure doesn't allow for adequate blood to the brain in a quick way, this can be orthostatic hypotension.

So, if you can describe more about the type of dizziness you are wanting to know about, I can focus on that.
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What causes dizziness?

Brief Answer: More information please Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome, To be able to answer your question better and focus on what you would like to know, please tell me more about your concern. Also, there are different symptoms that are called "dizziness": One type of dizziness is caused by vertigo. This type of dizziness feels like the room is spinning around you. The other main type of dizziness is lightheadedness. With this type of dizziness, a person may feel faint. If the person feels faint when they stand up too quickly because their blood pressure doesn't allow for adequate blood to the brain in a quick way, this can be orthostatic hypotension. So, if you can describe more about the type of dizziness you are wanting to know about, I can focus on that.