Dizziness: What You Need to Know

dizzyBalance is an important health component that results from the smooth functioning of three factors — vision, the ability to sense the body’s position, and receptors in the inner ear.

Dizziness is a major problem that has two distinct conditions — lightheadedness and vertigo. Lightheadedness is the feeling of being faint, wobbly, and off-balance whereas vertigo is the perception that the self or surrounding objects are whirling. Dizziness could be a sign of serious health conditions

Common causes of dizziness are standing up very quickly (leading to a drop in blood pressure), mild dehydration, low blood sugar problems, medications, overheating, and even heart problems. Dizziness is also common during pregnancy.

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Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.

It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.