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What’s Going Around May Cause Dizziness

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Do you ever feel dizzy? Lightheaded? Off balance?

If you feel that the room is spinning, you may have Vertigo.

Centra Care physicians have been treating a number of patients lately for the type of Vertigo known as Peripheral Vertigo.

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It involves an issue with the part of the inner ear that controls balance — the vestibular labyrinth or semicircular canals.

The problem may also involve the vestibular nerve, which connects the inner ear to the brainstem.

The main symptom of Vertigo is the feeling that you or the room is moving or spinning. The spinning sensation may even cause nausea.

Other symptoms can include:​

  • Difficulty focusing the eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Hearing loss in one ear
  • Loss of balance
  • Ringing in the ears​

A sudden drop in blood pressure or being dehydrated can make you dizzy. Many people feel lightheaded if they get up too quickly from sitting or lying down. Medicines may cause dizziness, or problems with your ear.

Even motion sickness can make you dizzy. And while dizziness usually gets better by itself or is easily treated, it can be a symptom of other disorders, so if you’re noticing frequent dizziness, you should see a doctor to have it checked out.​