Millions of Americans each year complain of dizzy spells. In fact, it is one of the more common complaints to doctors and it is one of the most common reasons adults seek physician attention. Whenever you feel woozy, unsteady or even disoriented, you don’t feel good. You may even feel as though you’re moving when you’re sitting still, and suffer from extreme nausea or blurred vision, too.
Dizziness, unfortunately, it not caused by just one thing; instead, it has multiple causes. Some of the more common include:
- Bacterial or viral infections (including ear infections)
- Foreign objects that are lodged into the ear canal
- Rapid changes in blood pressure
- Vascular issues
- A hole (also known as fistula) in the inner ear area
- Visual disorders
- A side effect to medications
- Meniere’s Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Head injury
Listen to Your Body
Any time you feel off balance, your body is trying to tell you something. Feeling dizzy or light headed is never okay. If you experience frequent dizzy or vertigo spells, then you should see a professional right away. An ENT can help you rule out common problems, run tests, and identify the cause of your vertigo.
Prepare for Your Appointment
It is best to come prepared to your ENT consultation. That way the physician can get a better picture about what you’re suffering from, how often it occurs, and if anything triggers your dizzy spells.
Here are a few things you can do to better prepare for your appointment:
- Write down how you feel when you’re dizzy. Do you feel like you’re spinning around? Is it so bad you think you are going to pass out? Describe the symptoms as best as you can. How your dizziness presents itself could help your ENT professional make a better diagnosis.
- Make a list of health conditions you currently have or have been diagnosed with. While it may seem unrelated, some health conditions, including anxiety and depression, can cause dizziness.
- Think about any stressors you may have. If you have been under severe stress lately, do the dizzy spells occur while you are stressed out?
- Make a detailed list of medications you are taking. Some medications can cause vertigo spells. So, write down what you take daily, how much, and include over-the-counter medications that you take – even those you only take every now and then.
Make Your Appointment with an ENT
Dr. Light can help explain your dizzy spells and get you feeling great once again. Contact ENT specialist for Dizziness Treatment in West Palm Beach & surrounding area today to set up your initial consultation by dialing 561-737-8584.