Dizziness is so common especially among seniors that mostly patients and even their doctors consider it as an inevitable consequence of aging .
That can be a big mistake , suggests a study recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Dizziness can be caused by a wide variety of underlying conditions . Although some of them are quite serious , they can still be treated easily if properly identified .
Dizziness can usually be traced to the body's master balance system ., the semi circular canals located in the inner ear . This delicate and complicated stabilizing mechanism can be disrupted by everything from viral infections to structural injuries as well as the slowed reflexes and lowered blood circulation that are a natural result of aging . And nothing can be done about that .
But dizziness can also be caused by a variety of treatable disorder , including degenerative joint disease in the neck , damaged blood vessels in the brain and cardiovascular illnesses such as coronary artery disease and slow heartbeat .
Headache and anti nausea medications can help reduce the effects of dizziness , but treating the symptoms just a temporary fix .
So to be much saver , help your doctor to make a diagnosis by keeping an accurate diary of your dizzy spells .Don't hesitate to consult your doctor to make sure that the problem is not something more serious.