You may experience dizziness if it’s been too long since your last meal, but sometimes dizziness may be a sign of a more serious health issue, such as low blood pressure or poor blood circulation. If you’re feeling dizzy for unknown reasons, the experienced team at North Atlanta Vascular Clinic, with offices in Suwanee/Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Cumming and Lawrenceville, Georgia, can conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine the underlying cause of your symptoms. Call today or book online.Book Online
Dizziness is usually a symptom of an underlying issue. The issue may be something as simple as dehydration or a sign of a more serious health condition, such as a stroke or heart attack.
In addition to feeling a little unsteady on your feet, you may also experience other symptoms with dizziness, such as:
You may experience these symptoms when you stand up too quickly, walk, or move your head.
If you’re also having chest or head pain, difficulty breathing, or fainting with your dizziness, you should seek medical help right away as it may be a sign that something more serious is happening.
You may experience dizziness from any number of causes. In most cases, dizziness develops from an issue with the inner ear, referred to as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, causing you to feel off balance or dizzy when you move your head too quickly or get up from a sitting position too fast.
Other causes of dizziness include:
You may also experience dizziness if there isn’t enough blood flow to your brain, which may develop from a drop in blood pressure or poor blood circulation due to a heart attack, stroke, or narrowed blood vessels.
Your specialist at North Atlanta Vascular Clinic conducts a comprehensive examination to determine the underlying cause of your dizziness. If they suspect that you had a stroke, your specialist may recommend an MRI of the head.
After a review of your symptoms and a physical exam, your specialist may recommend a carotid or venous ultrasound to further evaluate your vascular system to confirm or rule out blood circulation issues.
Treatment for your dizziness depends on the underlying cause. Your specialist at North Atlanta Vascular Clinic provides the most effective treatment based on the cause to help relieve your symptoms, which may include disease-specific treatments or medication.
For answers to your medical concerns, including unexplained dizziness, call North Atlanta Vascular Clinic today or request an appointment online.