When is Dizziness Serious? | Atlanta ENT Institute

When is Dizziness Serious?

How do you know when dizziness is serious? We’ve all been dizzy. It happens for multiple reasons such as dehydration or not enough sleep. Stress can sometimes induce it. But is there a time when it’s dangerous? The answer is yes, but that doesn’t mean any bout of dizziness is something to worry about. There are other signs that accompany the vertigo that will let you know if you need to see a doctor right away. Here are some of those symptoms: 

Sudden Onset Dizziness

If your dizziness comes on out of nowhere and is rather severe, it’s something that should be looked at, especially if it’s happened before. Recurring dizziness and severe dizziness can be a sign of something more immediate than dehydration. 

Chest Pain with Dizziness

There can be a lot of reasons for chest pains, but if dizziness and chest pain show up together, it’s important to seek medical attention right away. Heart palpitations and skipped beats are also something to keep note of. 

chest pain

Confusion with Dizziness

This includes speech slurring as well. A bout of dizziness with significant confusion can be a sign of something else entirely. Don’t hesitate to seek medical attention. 


nausea from dizziness

Nausea and Vomiting

Not regularly accompanying dizziness, these two things are warning signs that something is wrong and needs proper medical attention immediately.



If this is a sensation that you’re feeling in the face or in the arms and legs, then seek medical attention immediately. 

Again, dizziness is not always serious and is rather common. Most of the time the solution is getting rest or drinking water. If dizziness is something that you deal with on a regular basis, then therapy could be the solution for you. For more information on therapy, give us a call at 770-740-1860, or visit the website at: 

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