Don’t you hate that feeling? Sometimes you can be going about your day like normal, and suddenly you’re hit with a bout of dizziness.

Why is that? Read on as our team at AFC Urgent Care Indian Trail provides some helpful information about the ins-and-outs of dizziness.

What Causes Dizziness?

Dizziness can be caused by many things. One of its most common causes, though, and the one that you’ve probably heard of the most, is a condition called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), or vertigo for short.

Vertigo is when small crystals of calcium carbonate within one of the organs of the inner ear become detached and move into another part of the inner ear. This type of dizziness usually lasts for less than a minute and is caused by movements such as bending, quickly looking up, rolling over in bed, or moving from a lying to a sitting position

Ways to Combat Dizziness

  • Lying down and closing your eyes
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Reducing alcohol and tobacco intake
  • Getting plenty of sleep
  • Avoid riding in a car or experiencing unnecessary motion

What If I Feel Dizzy Often?

In most cases, occasional dizziness is common and its underlying causes shouldn’t cause much worry. However, you should call your doctor immediately if you’re experiencing repeated episodes of dizziness for no apparent reason or for a prolonged period.

Constant dizziness is alarming in and of itself, but if you’re experiencing symptoms that are more severe in nature like nausea or a loss of consciousness, take an immediate trip to the emergency room.

How to Know If It’s an Emergency

  • Slurred speech
  • Blurred vision
  • Pain or numbness/tingling in the arm(s)
  • High fever
  • Neck ache
  • Hearing loss
  • Chest pain

Are you tired of feeling dizzy and ready to know the cause of this sensation? Visit us at AFC Urgent Care Indian Trail to get the care you need.