Types of dizziness

Written By The HealthMeth Team - Updated On Saturday, March 13, 2021 6:00 PM


Dizziness is defined as a weakness in perception, and an imbalance of balance, which impairs the patient's ability to continue standing or moving, which affects his activity and achievement. Because it increases his feeling of laziness, and reduces his desire to move, and it may sometimes lead to some health problems, such as falling, fractures or bruises, and it must be noted that dizziness has several types that we will introduce you to in this article.

Types of dizziness

Transient dizziness

It is a transient feeling of dizziness, which occurs for short periods and then disappears, as a result of standing in high places, which prompts the person to stick to surrounding things to maintain his balance, and it must be noted that this dizziness affects those who are afraid to stay in high places.

Sudden dizziness

It is a sudden feeling of dizziness, and it lasts for short periods, and may last for an hour or two, as a result of sudden standing up after sitting for long periods, or as a result of getting up quickly from bed after sleep.

Persistent dizziness

The patient remains in this type of dizziness lying down for successive days for fear of losing balance and falling to the ground, and it must be noted that this dizziness has negative effects as it is the result of a health problem.

Severe dizziness

This type of dizziness is accompanied by nausea and tinnitus, as sufferers remain in bed for several weeks because they are unable to get up because they feel that the earth is spinning with them, and this is a result of the movement of ships, as the person suffers from disturbances in the balance system in the inner ear, and the patient usually suffers from Vomiting, headache, paleness, sweating, or because of traveling on board planes, or because of climbing to very high places, and at that time they suffer from a drop in blood oxygen, and it must be taken into account that those who suffer from lung and heart diseases should see a doctor before heading to such places .

Causes of dizziness

  • Anemia, as a result of iron deficiency or a deficiency in vitamin B12.
  • Infections in the inner and middle ear.
  • Pressure rises or falls.
  • Decreased amount of salts in the blood.
  • Irregular heartbeat.
  • High or low blood sugar.
  • Hardening of the arteries of the brain and heart.
  • Take diuretics, sedative medications, antibiotics, antidepressants, or anti-allergies.
  • Reduced blood oxygen levels, high hemoglobin levels.
  • Have severe diarrhea.
  • Having internal bleeding in the digestive system or in the womb.
  • Head injuries.
  • Inflammation of the sinuses or the airways.
  • Taking drugs and alcohol.
  • Lack of sleep, stress, and exposure to other psychological factors.

Dizziness treatment

  • Treating the main cause of dizziness, such as treating high blood pressure, ear infection, hypoglycemia, or sinus treatment.
  • Stop taking painkillers.
  • Stay away from drinking drugs and alcohol.
  • Take a doctor's consultation if needed.
  • Avoid changing position suddenly.
  • Take prescription dizziness medications.