Dizziness - Causes

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What are some common causes of dizziness?

While classifying dizziness into lightheadedness and vertigo categories may help understand how the body works, sometimes it is worthwhile to review common reasons why people might complain of dizziness.

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Comment from: Hannah, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 08

I have had dizziness now for a week and I get a mild pain between my breasts sometimes, and a headache. It started on last Saturday when I took my ear plugs out after my nap. I stood up and was nauseated and really dizzy. I thought it would pass quickly but I still have it and I'm getting worried. I'm going to make a doctor appointment so I can get to the bottom of this. I also have weird vision sometimes. Looking at my iPad is making my eyes weird right now. I hope this isn't due to my heart.

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Comment from: ME, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 18

I suddenly was having a vertigo/dizziness problem for 2 days. Turns out I was dehydrated from working out at the gym on a regular basis. Despite drinking what I thought was an adequate amount of water, I was chronically dehydrated for a period of time. Drinking a lot of water ended the problem.

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