Dizziness (or vertigo) is not a disease; it is a symptom of disorders of the brain and / or organs of balance in the inner ear. The cause of these problems can be a number of basic disorders.
If you suffer from dizziness, it feels like you are rotating, or that you are standing while everything around you spins. The onset of vertigo can be mild or heavy – with nausea, vomiting, loss of balance and fall, even fainting (the term “vertigo” is often incorrectly applied to a fear of heights, the correct term for this phenomenon is “acrophobia”).
In some cases, dizziness is a result of diseases, such as Meniere’s disease or labyrinthitis. However, in most cases, a disorder that causes dizziness is trivial and transient, meaning the attack itself is trivial and transient. However, in such cases, it is sometimes difficult to determine the reason for discomfort, especially in the elderly.
What to do?
If you have had a heavy attack of vertigo, or recurrent seizures, consult a doctor who will probably refer you to special diagnostic tests to detect possible serious disorder.
It is best to lie down until the dizziness (and possible nausea) passes. If a disorder that could cause frequent seizures is not specified, the doctor will possibly prescribe medication that will stabilize the mechanism of balance in the inner ear.