Health Tip: When Dizziness Becomes Serious

Signs that you should see a physician

(HealthDay News) -- It's common to become slightly dizzy by standing up too quickly.

But dizziness also may be a sign of a more serious balance disorder, the U.S. National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders says. Here are signs that you should see your doctor:

  • If you frequently feel unsteady, as though you may fall down, or if you have actually fallen.
  • If you feel as though the room is spinning.
  • If you feel lightheaded, as though you may faint.
  • If you ever lose your sense of who you are or what day or time it is.
  • If you have difficulty seeing, such as blurred vision.
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