Dizziness can make a person feel lightheaded, woozy, weak, or unbalanced. It primarily affects the eyes and ears, and in some cases, can cause one to faint.
What Is Dizziness?
Dizziness is usually a combination of sensations such as feeling unbalanced or woozy. Dizziness frequently occurs in adults and is one of the most common reasons patients visit a doctor. Most often, dizziness is a symptom of another condition such as vertigo, Meniere’s disease, anxiety, an ear infection, and more. In some cases, dizziness will get better on its own or as the condition causing the dizziness improves.
For some people, dizziness can be caused by issues in the inner ear. The inner ear helps control balance — and when there are issues with the inner ear, the signals sent from the inner ear to the brain don’t align with what your eyes and nerves are sending. This can lead to vertigo while your brain is trying to make sense of the signals.