Dizziness is a form of physical impairment whereby spatial perception and stability become compromised. Being dizzy entails feeling off-balance with the tendency to fall and lightheadedness. In some cases, a person will feel as if their surroundings are moving or spinning. This kind of dizziness is referred to as vertigo. Although dizziness is not a disease itself, it usually occurs as the consequence of other conditions, some of which may be life-threatening.
Diuretics, hypertension pills, opiates, or drugs that dilate blood vessels may cause dizziness. However, these aren't the only medications that can cause one to feel off balance. Over-the-counter antihistamines used to treat allergies can cause lightheadedness or dizziness. People who experience unexplained dizziness should check with a doctor to determine whether a medication could be the cause.
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