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Ray Sahelian, M.D.
June 19 2015
Vertigo, a feeling of turning or whirling usually involving inner ear problems, so-called "chronic nonspecific dizziness" in which victims also suffer imbalance and are super-sensitive to some motions such as walking in a busy store or driving in the rain, is more complex.
Dizziness is among the most common complaints in medicine, affecting approximately 20% to 30% of the general population. The term dizziness includes a variety of different sensations each points in distinct diagnostic direction: rotational vertigo or other illusory sensation of motion indicates vestibular origin, whereas a sensation of light-headedness, giddiness, unsteadiness, drowsiness, or impending faint implies nonvestibular origin.
Dizzy spells that occur after you've been standing for a few minutes might be an early warning sign of a serious neurological disease and an increased risk of premature deat. For some people, this dizziness is caused by a gradual drop in blood pressure. And this suggests the nervous system is failing and isn't maintaining blood pressure while you're standing.
Cause of chronic dizziness
Chronic dizziness that is not due to vertigo, a problem that has puzzled doctors for years, may have a variety of causes including anxiety disorders and brain injury. Common diagnoses of chronic nonspecific dizziness include psychiatric or neurologic conditions, including primary or secondary anxiety disorders, migraine, traumatic brain injury and abnormalities in the body system which controls involuntary actions. Two-thirds of patients have medical conditions associated with the onset of dizziness, whereas one third have anxiety disorders as the initial cause.
The use heart medications and blood pressure pills, especially combinations of medications, is a common cause of dizziness.
Be more active
If you're elderly and you feel dizzy, you might want to take more walks, according to study findings from Sweden. Half of women 75 years and older report feeling dizzy, and 40 percent of men of that age. Dr. Anna Ekwall, at Lund University surveyed 4,360 elderly people. Of these, 1,924 men and women (63 percent) reported dizziness during the previous 3 months. Those who were dizzy reported poorer mental and physical quality of life, and were about twice as likely to report falling. Nearly 43 percent of the elders with dizziness said they felt down-in-the-dumps or depressed, compared with just 13 percent of their non-dizzy peers. Similar percentages reported worry and anxiousness, the researchers note. While about half the elders with dizziness reported being able to complete regular daily tasks with no help, about 70 percent of their non-dizzy peers did so. However, physical activity, whether at heavier or lighter levels, seemed to benefit elders with dizziness. Dr. Anna Ekwall found better quality of life among elders with dizziness who said they partook in long or short walks, played sports, or did heavy or light gardening. Even small things, such as doing the dishes, the laundry, or spending time outdoors are "good for decreasing the risk for poor quality of life, Gerontology, online version August 25, 2009.
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