Dizziness – Frequent Problem Among Seniors

There are three types of dizziness: vertigo, syncope and nonsyncope nonvertigo. Vertigo is a dizziness where the person feels that surroundings are spinning.

Vertigo dizziness is often seen when you are in a spinning amusement park ride. Syncope is a dizziness when the person feels fainting or loss of consciousness. Syncope dizziness is often seen when the person stands up too fast. In nonsyncope nonvertigo dizziness, people cannot  keep their balance correctly. This dizziness is more serious than the vertigo and syncope types of dizziness.

Causes of dizziness

Three organs: eyes, body senses, and inner ear do maintaining balance in the brain. If any of these organs is not working properly, the brain is not able to get the information correctly. This is also known as sickness of motion, when the person is  sitting the body tells  the brain that you are sitting but the eyes tell that you are moving; thus dizziness occurs. The eyes and the body senses are important to keep maintaining balance in the brain. Dizziness is often caused because of an inner ear problem. Low blood pressure also causes dizziness. Disorder in the circulation is a major cause of dizziness. Dizziness is caused by other disorders such as allergies, injury to the head, and infection in the ear. Dizziness is a chronic disease. Dizziness is most often seen above the age 70.


The symptoms of vertigo dizziness are that people feel their surrounding is spinning. Nausea, fatigue or headache and vomiting are the common symptoms of vertigo. Sweating, fainting and vision dimmed are the common symptoms of syncope types of dizziness. The symptoms of nonsyncope nonvertigo dizziness are off balance in their body. What are the diseases causes due to dizziness: Breathing problems, heart problems, blood pressure and disorders in the nervous are the diseases caused by syncope types of dizziness. The headache is caused by nonsyncope nonvertigo dizziness. Vertigo types of dizziness cause problems in the inner ear. Nerve damage between ear and brain is caused by vertigo dizziness.

Diagnosis and treatment

Dizziness can be diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging, computed topography scan and eletronystagmography. The CT and MRI scan is used to diagnosis the nerve damage that leads to dizziness. The ENG is use to diagnosis the eye movement. Dizziness can be treated by medicine or medication. Dizziness can also be treated by surgery, acupuncture and homeopathy. Dizziness can be prevented if diagnosed early.