Dizziness is a term used to describe when you are feeling woozy, or faint. Vertigo, a symptom of dizziness, is the feeling that the room is spinning around you. When people experience dizziness, it may be a symptom showing the balance mechanism in your inner ear is not working properly. Many medications, treatments, and diseases can cause dizziness. It may also be a result of injury to ear. Dehydration may lead to feeling of light-headedness especially when changing positions. This dizziness symptom is due to low blood pressure. Certain physical conditions - such as orthostatic hypotension, Orthostatic hypotension is often a result of a disease state, or dehydration may also cause dizziness symptoms. Result of certain conditions, the central nervous system has a more difficult time regulating blood pressure levels. Sudden change from a lying to a standing position rapidly, may feel "faint" or lightheaded, as the blood pressure drops to a level below normal. Orthostatic hypotension may also occur if the person is suffering from anemic, or dehydrated, as the fluid volume levels in your body are low.
Treatment for Dizziness
Treatment for Dizziness depends on what's causing it. In many cases, Dizziness goes away without any treatment. This is because your brain is able to adapt, at least in part, to the inner ear changes, relying on other mechanisms to maintain balance. For some, treatment is needed and may include: Vestibular rehabilitation. This is a type of physical therapy aimed at helping strengthen the vestibular system. The function of the vestibular system is to send signals to the brain about head and body movements relative to gravity.
Current research on Dizziness
Enormous research is happening on Dizziness and its root cause, Eg: Pilot Project on External Vestibular Prosthesis in Chronic Subjective Dizziness Rizatriptan for Episodic Dizziness in Vestibular Migraine etc, these are the few clinical trials which are pilot studies