Why am I dizzy?

Did you know that Dizziness is one of the top 5 complaints heard by Doctors and Pharmacists?

Many times, people are told that they have Vertigo and are prescribed medications, such as Gravol. But does that really help? In order to understand ‘dizziness’, we have to look at what is truly the problem.

Dizziness is a symptom, not a diagnosis. We can compare dizziness to having a runny nose. The runny nose is a symptom of a cold. The runny nose is also a symptom of allergies. You might have a cold, but unless your Doctor asks you more questions and runs more tests, your runny nose tells you nothing.

Dizziness is usually described as light-headedness or a feeling that you might faint.

Vertigo is almost always described as a spinning sensation. Nausea and vomiting are usually associated with vertigo, but not dizziness.

As you can see, treatment for both Dizziness and Vertigo is dependent upon proper diagnosis and understanding.

Here at The Hearing & Dizziness Clinic, we get as much medical history about your symptoms as we can and run several tests to try and lead you and your Doctor towards a diagnosis to answer the question: Why am I dizzy? And more importantly, can my dizziness be treated?

If you or a loved one suffers from undiagnosed Dizziness, we want to help. Call us to book an appointment to see our Doctors of Audiology. We know just how frustrating it can be to not have any answers. (519) 961-9285