Dizziness is a symptom that causes spatial perception and stability to be compromised. A person who feels dizzy may feel off-balance and lightheaded, as though they are going to fall, or their surroundings are moving or spinning. These specific symptoms may be diagnosed as vertigo. Dizziness is not a disease in itself, but it is a common symptom of many conditions, so of which are serious.

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1. Certain Medication

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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