Dizziness

Alternative Names

Light-headedness – dizzy; Loss of balance; Vertigo

Definition of Dizziness

Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room is spinning or moving).

Review

Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 5/2/2009

Carotid stenosis, X-ray of the left artery
Carotid stenosis, X-ray of the right artery
Vertigo
Balance receptors

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