Feeling dizzy is one of the most common symptoms that people report to their medical providers. Dizziness is a neurological symptom, more specifically involving your sensory neural networks (brain and nerve connections).
The abnormal sensation of dizziness can be due to vestibular dysfunction. Vestibular dysfunction refers to problems with your sense of balance. Your vestibular function is controlled by how your nervous system is coordinating with the rest of your body. When your vestibular system is working as it should, one of the most unsettling outcomes is that you can feel unanchored to the ground by your body.
Vestibular dysfunction causes false sensation of your own body, such as:
Being pulled over or feeling forced down,
when none of the above events are actually happening to you.
Vestibular dysfunction can make it difficult for a person to walk, drive, see or function at all. You may also feel like you are on a moving object, such as boat, or a merry-go-round. This type of sensory problem is often called vertigo.
Women often have symptoms of dizziness due to neurological conditions such as migraines, medication side effects and or inner ear problems. Severe dizziness can be related to a change or interruption in the blood flow to the brain, also known a TIA or stroke, or even an acute viral illness such as COVID-19 because of inflammation that affects the nerves. Dizziness can be a medical emergency and requires immediate attention.
Your Brain Doctor is for you to be aware of your disabling neurological symptoms such as disability causing dizziness.