Differentiating Common Dizziness and Dizziness of Stroke Symptoms

Differentiating Common Dizziness and Dizziness of Stroke Symptoms


Differentiating Common Dizziness and Dizziness of Stroke Symptoms

      Everyone must have felt dizzy. Dangerous dizziness can occur after riding a roller coaster, watching a 3-D movie, or when you sleep less. However, sometimes there are stories from someone who had a stroke, which began with, "At first I felt a little dizzy ..."
   
      Dizziness is a feeling that is unpleasant and can be scary. Naturally, if some people are worried that they may be having a stroke when a headache occurs.
   
      Dizziness is described as feeling like spinning or in a rotating room, which is often also called vertigo. This can make you feel lost in balance and even like going unconscious. This can develop more so that you feel trembling. In some cases, dizziness can feel like being in a rocking boat. Dizziness can also feel like your environment is not stable enough or   like you are outside your body, or your head is covered in clouds.
Sometimes dizziness occurs with these symptoms:

1. Nausea
2. Vomiting or diarrhea
3. Headache or migraine
4. Chest pain
5. Hard to breathe
6. Fever
7. Ringing in the ear
8. Shaded vision
9. Blurred vision
10. Numb
11. Tingling on the arm or leg
12. Slurred
13. Tingling around the mouth
14. Tired

Why don't I have to worry if I experience dizziness?

There are several causes of dizziness, and stroke is one of them. One characteristic of brainstem strokes is dizziness. Usually, when someone has a stroke or mild stroke, there are other symptoms besides feeling dizzy. It's rare for dizziness without other symptoms to be the only sign of a mild stroke or stroke. In general, dizziness may be a sign the body is trying to convey something.

When should I worry?

Check with your doctor if dizziness is accompanied by other symptoms. When you experience severe dizziness, this may be a sign of a sudden change in heart function or a sign of another serious problem .When dizzy affects balance, coordination, and ability walking , it is important to get a medical diagnosis and complete it as soon as possible.
Dizziness can be a sign of some serious health problems, such as:

Dehydration or loss of body fluids, both from lack of proper hydration, excessive sweating, vomiting, diarrhea or metabolic problems.

Heat stroke - Deviation of heart rhythms or arrhythmias is a heart rhythm disorder that can cause disruption of blood supply to the brain, resulting in a feeling of dizziness.

Hypertension or high blood pressure can affect blood vessels throughout the body and can result in ischemic strokes or hemorrhagic strokes.

Hypotension or low blood pressure can cause a low blood supply to the brain or watershed stroke resulting in dehydration.

Stroke - All types of strokes can cause dizziness, but especially strokes involving the brain stem.

Mild stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) are symptoms that resemble strokes but not strokes.

Heart attack caused by a lack of blood supply to the heart's blood vessels. This often results in low or irregular blood supply to the brain, causing a sensation of dizziness.

Ear disease can cause loss of balance because the ears are very important in maintaining balance and coordination.

Infection on the lining of the brain causes headaches, lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration and hypotension.

Meningitis - Infection of the lining of the brain causes headaches and dizziness.

Encephalitis is a more serious infection ,   involves brain tissue and is generally accompanied by fever.

Neuropathy - is the loss of sensory fibers in the nerves. This can cause difficulty in balance and coordination, often difficult to walk. Neuropathy sufferers often feel dizzy when bathing when their eyes are closed because they cannot feel their feet on the ground.

Brain tumor can cause dizziness due to pressure on the brain, especially if the brain stem is involved.

Drug side effects - a number of drugs cause dizziness. It takes time to adjust to new drugs that cause dizziness. Sometimes dizziness subside in a few days. Your doctor or pharmacist can advise you on whatto do when dizzy.

Migraine headaches often accompanied by dizziness, either before, during, or after a migraine. If dizziness and migraines follow a predictable pattern, symptoms are usually not too worrying.

Tired can cause dizziness and confusion without significant long-term effects.

What should i do?

Dizziness is a common problem and can be a sign of a mild problem or a more serious problem. It is better to consult a doctor so that it can be evaluated and treated.   Frequent dizziness is not a sign of a serious problem, such as a stroke, heart attack or brain tumor, and a thorough examination of the causes of dizziness is usually complicated and long. However, if you are worried that something is wrong with your body, never hesitate to get clear answers and help.

Reference
Martin Samuels and David Feske, Office Practice of Neurology,   2nd   Edition, Churchill Livingston, 2003

From


Health Care Foundation (HCF)

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