Dizziness, Vertigo and Loss of Balance
Dizziness, vertigo, and losing balance are problems affecting the body’s balance and coordination, causing disorientation, spinning, or unsteadiness. While these issues share similar symptoms, their causes and treatments can differ.
What do these mean?
Dizziness is a general term describing a range of sensations, such as being lightheaded, faint, or woozy. The underlying causes can vary, including dehydration, low blood sugar, anaemia, and anxiety.
Vertigo is a specific type of dizziness that causes a spinning or whirling sensation, often accompanied by feeling or being sick and difficulty standing or walking. The condition can result from problems with the inner ear, such as inflammation, an infection, or disruptions in the signals sent from the brain to the inner ear.
Losing balance refers to the inability to maintain stability while standing or walking, which can lead to falls and other accidents. It can result from various factors, such as muscle weakness, neurological conditions, or medications that affect balance.