Dizziness: Symptoms & Signs

Medically Reviewed on 9/10/2019

Dizziness is a feeling of being lightheaded or woozy. Disturbances of the brain, gastrointestinal system, vision, and the vestibular system of the inner ear are known causes of dizziness. People often refer to dizziness as vertigo, unsteadiness, or lightheadedness.

Related Symptoms & Signs

Other causes of dizziness

  • Acoustic Neuromas and Other Cerebellopontine Angle (CPA) Tumors
  • Medications (Both Prescription and Nonprescription)
  • Vertebral Basilar Insufficiency
  • Viral Infections of Inner Ear

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Kasper, D.L., et al., eds. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 19th Ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.