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Dizziness - When the Labyrinth Loses Balance

Author: Nilutpal Gogoi

Dizziness can be a common dysfunction of the human immune system. Dizziness is characterized by several symptoms. The most common sign of dizziness is the sense of the surrounding world going round even as one stands or sits at one place. This type of neurological dizziness is quite different from the dizziness one feels after riding a merry-go-round, for instance. The latter is a forced effect while the former is a disease that needs prompt attention of the physician. Proper medical care and medications can definitely lessen the recurring incidences of dizziness symptoms.

Mentionably, dizziness or the dysfunction leading to the loss of semblance or physical balance occurs when the labyrinth, the main limb of balance located in the inner ear, fails to work properly. When such a situation happens, the brain stops functioning or functions irregularly thereby causing dizziness. Many of us feel dizziness after getting up abruptly or when we suddenly bend down to pick up something from the ground. Dizziness occurs as our heart beats or rhythms get a jolt and there is a fall in our blood pressure level. This is also the cause of light-headedness during the dizzy bouts.

The ailments arising from viral infection of the inner ear are the Benign positional vertigo, Meniere's disease, and Vestibular neuronitis (Viral labyrinthitis). Mentionably, Meniere's disease is a life-long state. But there are instances where this form of dizziness resolves on its own just as in Viral labyrinthitis.

Benign positional vertigo leads to rotational dizziness or vertigo when the patient is made to move in particular positions in specific directions. The generally reported positions are at those times when the head suddenly gets tilted backwards (say, when the driver abruptly jams on the brakes) or while turning on the bed. The aged people are easily susceptible to such syndromes.

People suffering from Meniere's disease also suffer recurring vertigo. They feel fullness in their ears which may also ring or they may not hear anything. Such effects may even last for more than hour. Such fits force the affected person to lie down preceded by bouts of vomiting and nausea.

While Viral labyrinthitis or Vestibular neuronitis can affect kids and the aged, this dizziness disorder is generally seen among many youths. The patients suffering from this form of dizziness also fall ill due to flu or cold. Their heads feel heavy and they fail to keep their body's natural balance. Try as they might to control themselves, they ultimately fall to vertigo. There may be a feeling of nausea, and they may also vomit. These signs of dizziness may linger on for days on end.

The prominent symptoms of dizziness are a feeling of light headedness. There are several other neurological symptoms like reduced consciousness, convulsions, confusion, headache, and appearances of white spots in front of the eyes. There are reports that many people affected by this disorder black out, have fits, vision gets blurred, feel unreal and/or see stars. More often than not, dizziness is followed by fainting.

Here our primary issue will be neurological dizziness. Dizziness is prompted by glutamate. This chemical causes disproportionate neuronal discharges which leads to the aforementioned symptoms. This syndrome can be life debilitating. If the patient is not provided resuscitation or immediate medical treatment, there may be a scarcity of oxygen. This can adversely affect the functioning of that person's brain. First aid must be tendered within a minute after the patient suffers from neurological dizziness.

There are many causes of dizziness. Mention may be made of Bulimia Nervosa and Anorexia Nervosa - two of the main eating disorders that are affecting the majority of the X-generation youth. Besides, dizziness can be due to situations that may be emotionally touching. Hyperventilation and low blood pressure are other primary causes of dizziness.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/health-articles/dizziness-when-the-labyrinth-loses-balance-45885.html

About the Author

Nilutpal Gogoi is a writer and a freelance journalist having more than 18 years of service in several audio-visual and print media reputed organizations in North East India. He has published one popular adventure book for children and has published more than 1000 articles for various sites. For more information log on to

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9 Responses to Dizziness Blurred Vision

  1. karen says:

    I am 27 years old and i have been having spells of dizziness,blurred vision.?
    For about 5 years now i have been getting spells of dizziness,blurred vision and feeling faint. It happens at least 3 to 4 times a day if im sitting or standing it doesn’t matter. I am really getting worried is there anything i should worry about?

  2. ∞ all mind is but one mind ∞ says:

    What causes dizziness & blurred vision while getting up?
    A lot of the time when I get up from sitting or laying down I feel dizzy, and my vision is temporarily blurry, and I lose a bit of balance, and sometimes feel weak, and I sorta feel like I have a headache, and any quick movement hurts my head. It lasts probably about 10 seconds (varies) then I’m fine. Now I usually get up slowly & put a bit of pressure on my forehead with my hand & close my eyes cause it feels better that way.
    Any idea what’s happening here?

    • Haunted says:

      you are experiencing what is called ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION you really need to look it up and see a Dr fast about it.. ppl fall and break their hips and bust their skulls and get brain bleeds ALL THE TIME because of this… they ignore the dizziness because they think they always will catch it. then one day they get up to fast and down they go.. What is happening is your blood vessels are dilating too big for your blood. Basically the container is too big for the blood. It is easily fixable but your Dr has to work you up for this. David RN/EMT

  3. sparkle79 says:

    What would cause rapid heart beat, dizziness and blurred vision?
    I’m 27 and over the last week I’ve been experiencing rapid heart beat, blurred vision, dizziness and feeling shaky. What could cause this?
    Thanks x
    Also my legs and hands are jumping every new and then.

  4. Larna Penny says:

    Why do you get blurred vision/double vision/dizziness when you get a concussion?
    Can somebody please explain to me. why you get blurred vision/double vision/dizziness when you get cconcussed? like. why and what makes your eyes react that way to being hit in the head.

    • eigenfunxion says:

      A couple of things… one, the smashing of your brain against your skull can cause transient or permanent deficits in several senses because of trauma to the brain or cranial nerves.

      The primary reason that they check the eyes in head injuries is because of the possibility of hemorrhage (brain bleeds et al.) When a blood vessel ruptures in the skull, the pressure inside the skull increases… this can put pressure on the brain but the cranial nerves seem more susceptible. There are problems with the oculomotor nerve, trochlear nerve, abducens nerve, and optic nerve… the first three control specific eye movements, the latter transmits visual information to the brain from the retina.

      Double vision would happen if one of the cranial nerves on one side was injured/disturbed causing the eyes not to move together.

      Dizziness could be visual, but is often times due to the small stones on hairs in the inner ear getting knocked loose and free floating.

  5. Blake says:

    Heat causes blurred vision, dizziness and almost fainting?
    If it is hot, my girlfriend gets blurred vision, everything goes whitish, she gets really dizzy as if she is about to faint. On the three occasions that this has happened, she’s moved away from wherever she was to cool herself down and then has been sick. She’s not fainted any of these times but we reckon that is because she’s moved in time. Is this a common thing? Anything to help prevent it apart from moving? She does feel hot when it happens but just notices the dizzy feelings but assumes it is linked to heat. Any ideas?

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