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1.  Dizziness
Dizziness is used to describe the feeling of lightheadedness when you feel you might faint. It's also used to describe the false sensation of movement and spinning known as vertigo. Dizziness is one of the most commo...
Symptoms:
  • Dizziness
2.  Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia)
Also known as hypoglycemia, low blood sugar can be a dangerous condition. People often complain about low blood sugar. However, serious hypoglycemia is rare in adults and children over the age of 10 who are no...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Dizziness
  • Dementia
  • Unequal pupils
  • Diplopia
  • Palpitations
3.  Labyrinthitis
Labyrinthitis is a disorder of the inner ear. The two vestibular nerves in your inner ear send your brain information about your head movement. When one of these nerves becomes inflamed, it creates a condition known a...
Symptoms:
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Uncontrolled eye movements
  • Vomiting
  • Irregular eye movements
4.  Hypotension
Hypotension is low blood pressure. Your blood pushes against your arteries with each heartbeat. The pushing of the blood against the artery walls is called blood pressure. Low blood pressure is good in most cases...
Symptoms:
  • Dizziness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Fainting
  • Cold sweat
  • Clammy skin
5.  Menieres Disease
Meniere's disease is a disorder that affects the inner ear. The inner ear contains tubes filled with fluid called "labyrinths." The inner ear is responsible for your balance, as well as hearing. This disorder cause...
Symptoms:
  • Dizziness
  • Irregular eye movements
  • Fullness in the ear
  • Moist skin
  • Vomiting
6.  High Blood Pressure Overview
Hypertension, or high blood pressure (HBP), increases the risk of heart attack, stroke & other health problems. Learn HBP symptoms & get treatment under an MD's care.
Symptoms:
  • Dizziness
  • Abnormal heart rhythms
  • Headache
  • Crushing chest pain
  • Swelling of the hands or legs
7.  Abnormal Heart Rhythms
Have you ever felt your heart skip a beat? If you're not a character in a romance novel, that may mean you have an abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia). Within the heart is a complex system of valves, nodes, an...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fainting
  • Chest pain
  • Palpitations
8.  Stroke Overview
A stroke is a medical emergency where part of the brain is deprived of oxygen. There are four major kinds of stroke: cerebral thrombosis, cerebral embolism, subarachnoid hemorrhage & intracerebral hemorrhage.
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Dizziness
  • Speech articulation problems
  • Clubfoot
  • Dementia
  • Blindness
9.  Heart Attack Overview
In the movies, heart attacks are always very obvious. In reality, heart attacks aren't always so sudden or dramatic. Read our brief overview for information about heart attacks.
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Dizziness
  • Heart murmurs
  • Heartburn
  • Shoulder pain
  • Toothache
10.  Bleeding
Bleeding is the name commonly used to describe blood loss. It can refer to blood loss inside the body (internal bleeding) or blood loss outside of the body (external bleeding). Blood loss can occur in almost any area o...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Dizziness
  • Pain
  • Shock
  • Blood in stool
  • Clammy skin
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