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Dizziness and Nausea Symptoms

Dizziness and Nausea Symptoms

The symptoms of dizziness and nausea can pose severe health problems if they are not treated at the proper time. However, knowing what the symptoms are is essential for early diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. This article provides information regarding the same.
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Dizziness is a state in which the mind of the patient is unstable, and he finds it hard to concentrate on any particular thing for too long. On the other hand, nausea creates a feeling of uneasiness and vomiting in a person. Nausea is particularly caused by problems of the digestive system, food poisoning, diabetes, vertigo, and irritable bowel syndrome, and is characterized by dehydration and loss of appetite. Dizziness or vertigo can also be the result of a stroke or a tumor. Dizziness is basically of three types, viz. faintness, vertigo, and disequilibrium. A person experiences faintness mainly due to lack of sufficient supply of blood to certain parts of the body.

Symptoms of Dizziness
A person who experiences dizziness feels very weak, tired, confused, and loses interest in the daily activities. The symptoms are as follows:
  • Feeling of whirling and spinning of the room in which the person is.
  • Lightheadedness
  • Faintness or actual fainting
  • General weakness in the body
  • Feeling of tiredness
  • Confused state of mind
  • Facial droop and numbness
  • Headaches
  • Pain in the eyes
  • Problems related to vision
  • Dryness of mouth
  • Vomiting
  • Problems in hearing
  • Problems in body balancing
  • Clumsiness
  • Pain in the chest and jaw
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Palpitations
  • Irregular pulse
  • Hyperventilation
  • Fatigue
  • Abnormal movements of the eyes
  • Ringing sensation in the ears
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Low level of consciousness
  • Dehydration
  • Extreme thirst
Symptoms of Nausea
Nausea can occur with or without vomiting. The affected person experiences problems such as fever, pain in the body parts, cough, and diarrhea. Many people experience nausea after excess intake of alcohol and consumption of drugs. Women may experience nausea and vomiting, especially in the mornings, during pregnancy.

Nausea is a known symptom of anxiety and can cause an urge to vomit often, in both men and women. Vomiting, even after the complete removal of liquids and foods from the body, can be an important symptom of severe nausea in that person. Feeling thirsty often and dryness in the mouth and on lips are also other prime indicators of nausea. It also causes urination problems due to the loss of foods and fluids from the body. Following are some of the symptoms that may be experienced:
  • Lethargy
  • Lack of attention to things around you
  • Pain in the stomach
  • Dizziness
  • Chills
  • Problems in breathing
  • Heart palpitations
  • Excessive sweating
  • Weight loss
  • Dehydration
Causes of Dizziness and Nausea
Problems of the kidney and heart, high-blood pressure, migraine, and low-blood pressure are known to cause nausea and dizziness. Dizziness, nausea, and vomiting are known symptoms of migraine, which is actually a painful, unilateral headache. Dizziness can also be a cause of certain medications for curing some types of diseases. Many metabolic disorders such as low-blood sugar levels, less amount of oxygen in the blood, and dehydration are also responsible for causing nausea and dizziness in many people. Aging can also lead to dizziness and nausea in some people as the supply of the blood to the brain and the heart decreases with age. Peptic ulcers, diseases of the endocrine system, too much of emotional or mental stress, and conditions like depression and anxiety can also lead to these symptoms.

The aforementioned symptoms need to be reported to the doctor as early as possible so that the treatment can begin immediately. With proper medicines and care, it will not be difficult to live a normal life free of diseases.

Disclaimer: This HealthHearty article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.