Dizziness - What to do?

Treatment of dizziness

If you feel impaired by the dizziness attacks in your quality of life or you experience worrying concomitant symptoms in addition to the dizziness, you should consult your family doctor. In the next step you can turn to a neurologist or ENT specialist and finally to a specialized dizzying center. "Dizziness is generally treatable well, " assures Strupp. "That's why those affected should not be afraid to visit a specialist."

Facilitate diagnosis itself

To make it easier for the doctor to diagnose, the expert recommends that you think about the following aspects before you go to the doctor:

  • What kind of dizziness is it (rotation or Schwankschwindel)?
  • Are there individual dizziness attacks or a permanent dizziness?
  • Is the dizziness already noticeable at rest or after changes in the body position?
  • Are there accompanying symptoms besides the dizziness, such as ear noise, hearing loss or headache?

The treatment of dizziness always depends on the underlying cause. After this, thorough research should be conducted to improve the patient's quality of life in the long term. For the short-term treatment of vertigo attacks so-called antivertiginosa can be taken, which relieve dizziness.

Always dizzy - What to do?

Some people get dizzy again and again in the same situations. We have selected three typical situations for you in which dizziness occurs more frequently. Prof. Dr. Michael Strupp explains what the complaints can be due to in specific situations:

  • Dizziness in the morning when getting up
    Strupp: "If the dizziness occurs in the morning when getting up and turning around in bed, presumably a benign positional vertigo is the cause. This can be treated very well, so you should consult a doctor if symptoms persist. "
  • Dizziness when stooping
    Strupp: "If the dizziness occurs when stooping, it must be distinguished whether it actually arises when stooping or when going up. If the dizziness is noticeable when stooping, there is probably also a benign positional vertigo behind the complaints here. If, on the other hand, you become dizzy when getting up from a squat, problems with your blood pressure can be responsible for the symptoms. In older patients, the cause is also a loss of both organs of balance conceivable. "
  • Dizziness when driving by car / ship
    Strupp: "In motion sickness, dizziness is caused by the fact that different information is transmitted to our brain via the various sensory organs. To avoid discomfort, for example, when driving a car you should not focus on anything static inside the vehicle. It is better to be active as a passenger as well. "
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