Dizziness - Symptoms, risk factors, complications

The accused symptoms are highly variable and can range from a real crisis at modest dizzying sensations of postural instability.


What are the symptoms?

The experienced symptoms can widely differ; they range from a proper dizziness crisis to moderate sensations of postural unsteadiness.

They can be associated with:

  • Nausea, vomiting, tachycardia
  • Hypoacusis (hearing reduction), tinnitus (hums that actually don't exist)
  • Tremor, reduction of strength, headache.

Risk factors

The factors that can increase the risk of dizziness are:

  • Age: people over 65 are more likely to suffer from balance disorders and vertigo symptoms.
  • Previous event: those who have already suffered from dizziness are more likely to be affected by new relapses.

What are the complications?

  • Dizziness can increase the danger of downfalls and hurting one's self.
  • An outbreak while driving a car can increase the chances of accidents.
  • If the cause doesn't get treated, there is a risk of becoming chronically ill.

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