What Are The Causes of Dizziness And Fainting?

The Dizziness is also known as the Lightheadedness. It may include more feeling such as Woozy and Unbalanced. That affects the sensory organs like an eye or ear. The Dizziness is not any type of disease but a symptom of various disorders. There are some selected causes of Dizziness and Fainting as follows after the Fainting.

The Fainting is also called as Passing Out. But the medical term for the Fainting is Syncope. The Fainting occurs when you lose consciousness for a short period of time. Because your brain is not getting a sufficient amount of oxygen. Generally, A Fainting Spell starts for a few seconds to a few minutes.

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The most common reasons for dizziness is alcohol, migraine, and medications. The reason for fainting can be a problem in the inner ear, where balance is regulated.

Dizziness is not a disease?

Some people who have experiences dizziness have accompanying vomiting, nausea or they feel like they might get fainted in a couple of minutes. It often goes away after some period of time. There are multiple ways to treat dizziness. Dizziness is not a symptom of a disease but a symptom of another issue affecting someone.

Some possible causes of Dizziness:

  • Dehydration (When your body does not have as much water as it needs) – When you don’t drink enough fluids, the blood pressure goes down. As a result, there is a lack of oxygen supply in the brain and you feel dizzy.
  • Anemia (Low Iron level in the Blood) – It causes a lack of supply of healthy blood cells to the organs of the body resulting in dizziness.
  • Ear Infection
  • Hypoglycemia (Low Blood Sugar) – It causes malfunctioning of the nervous system and dizziness appears.
  • Psychiatric Conditions (Anxiety, Stress, and Depression)
  • Heat Stroke – Excessive sweating in a hot environment causes a low volume of blood. Therefore resulting heat stroke will lead to the dizziness.
  • Sudden Drop in Blood Pressure (It is Blood Pressure Problem)
  • Excessive Exercise – During work out, people always hold the breath. This can produce a sharp rise in blood pressure and a sudden drop in blood pressure. Thus it can lead to dizziness and you can faint.
  • Weakness in Motion – An intense feeling of stress and anxiety can lead to dizziness and weakness.
  • Heart Disease (It is related to Heart Attack) – The problems related to the cardiovascular and circulatory causes improper circulation to the parts of the body causing dizziness.
  • Aging – Over the age of 65, the problem of dizziness becomes one of the most common reasons for doctors visits. As dizziness and balance problem go hand in hand in older people.
  • Pregnancy – Some women start to feel dizzy and nauseous early in the first trimester from about six weeks. In the second and third trimesters, your growing womb (uterus) can put pressure on your blood vessels, causing dizziness.
  • The Brain Diseases or Conditions (Stroke, Migraines, and Dementia)

How can I get rid of Dizziness

  • Lying down and closing the eyes
  • Drinking plenty of water and keeping hydrated
  • Reducing stress and avoid taking alcohol and tobacco
  • Getting plenty of sleep
  • Acupuncture
  • Balance therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Head position maneuvers

Some possible Causes of Fainting:

  • Standing Up Too Quickly
  • Standing in One Position for too Long
  • Low Blood Sugar due to Diabetes
  • The sudden drop in Blood Pressure
  • The Physical Exertion in hot Temperature
  • Coughing to Hard (It is like as more power used in Coughing)
  • The Straining during the bowel Movement
  • More Consuming Drugs or Alcohol
  • Fear or other Emotional Trauma
  • Any ear disorder
  • Severe Pain (Headache, Bones Joint Pain)
  • Hyperventilation (It is a condition in which you start to breathe very fast)
  • Dehydration (When your body does not have as much water as it needs)
  • Extreme Embarrassment
  • Sudden Emotional Upset (It means when you receive some bad news)
  • Demanding physical activity such as lifting the heavyweight
  • Defecating or Urinating

Treatment of Fainting

The treatment of fainting depends on the type of experiences you had earlier. In most of the cases neurally mediated syncope, no further treatment is needed.

You can avoid fainting by:

  • Avoiding triggers – Such as a hot and crowded environment, or emotional stress
  • Keeping in mind the warning sign like feeling lightheaded
  • Lying down to increase proper blood flow to the brain
  • Sit down with your head lowered forward between your knees.
  • Don’t let yourself dehydrate

When to See a Doctor

A doctor should be seen when a patient experiences

  • A continuous headache or migraines
  • Falling over regularly and problem while walking
  • Frequent or ongoing vomiting and nausea
  • You get dizzy during your workouts.
  • Lack of consciousness
  • Struggle in breathing
  • Head injury
  • Seizure
  • A severely stiff neck.
  • Your dizzy spells are frequent or last longer than a few minutes.
  • You feel dizzy when you stand up.

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