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    Understanding Dizziness -- Symptoms

    What Are the Symptoms of Dizziness?

    The symptoms of dizziness are:

    • Feeling motion when your body is still
    • Feeling lightheaded or that you are about to faint
    • Balance problems, such as being unsteady on your feet or feeling as if you might fall
    • Feelings of anxiety or panic

    Understanding Dizziness

    Find out more about dizziness:

    Basics

    Symptoms

    Treatment

    Call Your Doctor About Dizziness If:

    • You also have tinnitus (ringing in the ears), hearing loss, or pressure or fullness in the ear -- you may have Meniere's disease.
    • The whole world seems to bounce as you walk -- you may have Dandy's syndrome.
    • You also have double vision or slurred speech -- you may have suffered a stroke.
    • You feel lightheaded and you are an older person, or it happens after exercising.
    • You feel lightheaded frequently after standing up -- you may have orthostatic hypotension.
    • Your dizziness is long-lasting.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on March 03, 2015

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