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Dealing with dizziness

March 1, 2022

This symptom is rarely triggered by a serious condition, but does sometimes warrant emergency attention.

illustration of a woman experiencing dizziness holding her hands to her head with rings and stars around her headYou stepped out of bed this morning and suddenly felt a little woozy and unsteady on your feet. The feeling went away quickly, but now you’re worried. Was it caused by a serious health problem?

Many people experience such episodes, broadly referred to as dizziness. The term can embrace a range of sensations. You might feel floaty, unsteady, or lightheaded. Or you might feel what doctors call vertigo: the sense of spinning or being in motion even though you’re standing still.

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