Overview Evaluation Treatment specialist Home Care nausea and vomiting warning signs Underlying Cause
- High blood pressure
- Low blood pressure
- Blood pressure that drops when standing up
- Certain movements of the head may cause dizziness and vertigo
- Partial loss of hearing
- A jerking movement of the eyes that is worse during dizzy spells
Tests may be used to investigate serious causes for dizziness.
Tests that may be used to evaluate dizziness include:
Imaging studies tests that may be used to evaluate dizziness include:
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PubMed Lightheadedness References
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- Luxon LM. Evaluation and management of the dizzy patient. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2004 Dec;75 Suppl 4:iv45-52. 
- Whitney SL, Marchetti GF, Morris LO. Usefulness of the Dizziness Handicap Inventory in the Screening for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Otol Neurotol. 2005 Sep;26(5):1027-1033.