Dizziness is a term used to describe a range of sensations, such as feeling faint, woozy, weak or unsteady. Dizziness that creates the false sense that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving is called vertigo. One can induce dizziness by engaging in disorientating activities such as spinning. Different forms of dizziness include vertigo, presyncope, Disequilibrium.
Vertigo is the sensation of spinning or having one's surroundings spin about them associated with nausea & vomiting. Disequilibrium is the sensation of being off balance, and is most often characterized by frequent falls in a specific direction. This condition is not often associated with nausea or vomiting. Presyncope is lightheadedness, muscular weakness and feeling faint as opposed to a syncope, which is actually fainting. Dizziness has many possible causes, including inner ear disturbance, motion sickness and medication effects.
Sometimes it's caused by an underlying health condition, such as poor circulation, infection or injury. Other causes include neurological conditions, medications such as anti-seizure drugs, antidepressants, sedatives and tranquilizers, blood pressure lowering medications may cause faintness, anxiety disorders may cause lightheadedness or a woozy feeling often referred to as dizziness.
Low iron levels (anemia). Other signs and symptoms that may occur along with dizziness if you have anemia include fatigue, weakness and pale skin. Dizziness often gets better without treatment. Medications that help curing dizziness include diuretics, antihistamines like meclizine, anti-anxiety medications like Diazepam (Valium) and alprazolam. Balance therapy is used for people with dizziness from inner ear conditions such as vestibular neuritis. Antibiotic gentamicin is used to disable the balance function.