Dizziness is a relatively common symptom and it's usually not serious to feel a little lightheaded or off balance. That said, if you're worried it's always a good idea to see a doctor. Dizziness can be completely random, be a one-off episode and go away on its own. Less frequently, dizziness can occur in conjunction with other symptoms or be linked to another condition.
Dizziness includes the feelings of:
Like you or things around you are spinning
How can you treat dizziness?
If you are suffering from dizziness you will probably find it will go away of its own accord. Whilst you are having a dizzy episode:
Do lie down until it passes
Do move slowly and carefully
Do drink plenty of fluids (especially water)
Do avoid smoking and alcohol
Don't bend down suddenly
Don't drive or use heavy machinery whilst dizzy
Don't get up suddenly if you've been lying down
When to seek medical help?
It's always a good idea to see a doctor if:
You're worried about your dizziness
The dizziness keeps coming back
You have trouble hearing
You have double vision, blurred vision or changes in vision
Your arms or legs feel numb
The dizziness is accompanied with other symptoms such as headache, vomiting or fainting
This article is intended to inform and give insight but not treat, diagnose or replace the advice of a doctor. Always seek medical advice with any questions regarding a medical condition.