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Will You Die From Dizziness?

Now I know what you’re thinking: “Dizziness is common. This is a clickbait article.” Yes, dizziness is a fairly common occurrence that happens to all of us at one time or another. The causes can range from being dehydrated to a certain type of medication. 

But, whether or not dizziness is mild or severe, there are some cases where dizziness can either be a sign of something more dangerous to our health or could lead to serious injury if we’re not careful.

So the question here is, “am I going to die from dizziness?” Well, it’s possible. Does that mean it’s going to happen? No, but it’s still important to understand that it can be dangerous for certain people. The following is a list of reasons why dizziness can lead to injury or death: 

Signs of a heart attack (mostly women) or a stroke

Persistent dizziness could be a sign of something more serious than just common vertigo. If the dizziness is also joined by symptoms like back pain or fainting, it’s important to seek immediate medical attention. 

Older Adults

For older adults, dizziness can become more commonplace, which could lead to falling over. Falls generally cause major injuries like breaking a bone. In some cases, those injuries could be fatal. 

Operating Machinery 

Not just working machinery on the job, but driving a car can be dangerous if dizziness is severe enough. Make sure to take breaks or stop until the dizziness becomes more manageable. It could be as simple as drinking more water. 

Moral of the story is that dizziness isn’t always a danger to our health, but it most certainly could be in some cases. Understanding the source of your dizziness is the first step, then treating appropriately. If dizziness is just from dehydration, drinking water is the best solution. Some medications may even cause dizziness. 
If dizziness persists, our physical therapists are trained and skilled in diagnosing and treating patients with dizziness. For more information or to set up an appointment, call us at (770)-740-1860, or visit us at our Fyzical Therapy page: https://www.entinstitute.com/fyzical-therapy/

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