The main problem in helping a dizzy patient is identifying the cause.
Dizziness comes from a large number of sources. Some of the things that give rise to a dizzy patient include:
- Medication Issues: Interactions and side effects.
- Cardiovascular Insufficiency, such as Arrhythmias, TIAs, Defective Valves, Orthostatic Hypotension, Vertebral Artery Atherosclerosis, Carotid Sinus Reflex Slowness, etc.
- Neurological Dysfunction, such as Acquired Brain Injuries, Cerebral Vascular Accidents, Multiple Sclerosis, etc.
- Visual Deficits such as Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma, etc.
- Psychogenic Disorders, such as Anxiety conditions, Somatoform Disorders, etc.
- Vestibular System Disorders, caused by: BPPV, Vestibular Neuritis (Neuronitis), Ototoxicity (Gentamicin, carbon monoxide), Ménière’s disease, Vestibular degeneration, Acoustic Neuroma, Barotrauma, Whiplash, etc.