Dizziness

Last updated 03.11.12

 

Index

 

Definition

-  Desribed variably by patients: light headed, faintness, unsteady, vertigo

-  Vague definition therefore important to flesh out detailed description

 

Associated S/S

-  Dependant on underlying cause

-  Nausea, vomiting: motion sickness

-  Confusion

-  Headache

-  Tinnitus, deafness, nystagmus, ataxia, weakness: vertigo

-  Loss of consciousness, scintillations: presyncope

 

Causes

-  Vertigo

-  Presyncope

-  Ataxia

-  Drugs & EtOH

-  Medication: Frusemide

-  Motion sickness

-  Post-ictal

 

Ix

-  Assess for S/S suggestive of type of dizziness (as per causes)

 

 

 

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