Dizziness is a term that is often used to describe 2 different symptoms: lightheadedness and vertigo.
Most causes of dizziness are not serious, and they either quickly get better on their own or are easy to treat.
Lightheadedness occurs when the brain does not get enough blood. This may occur due to:
More serious conditions that can lead to lightheadedness include:
Vertigo may be due to:
Lightheadedness is associated with feeling faint. Vertigo is a feeling of spinning or moving.
A Deborah Heart and Lung Center physician will perform a physical exam and ask questions about the patient’s medical history and symptoms.
Tests that may be done include: