Dizziness may cause you to feel light-headed or weak. You may feel like you are going to faint. Dizziness can happen for a short period or be a long-lasting condition that gets in the way of your daily activities. It is different from
vertigo, which is a feeling that the room is spinning or rotating while you are still.
Stroke warning signs and symptoms. American Stroke Association website. Available at: http://www.strokeassociation.org/STROKEORG/WarningSigns/Stroke-Warning-Signs-and-Symptoms_UCM_308528_SubHomePage.jsp. Accessed November 8, 2017.
Last reviewed November 2017 by
EBSCO Medical Review Board Rimas Lukas, MD
Last Updated: 12/20/2014
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