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Shvoong Home>Medicine & Health>The Dizzy Mystery Review

The Dizzy Mystery

Article Review   by:syurya     Original Authors: Lan K. Smith ; M D
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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.

Published: July 03, 2008   
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