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.
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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