It happens to all of us at one time or another—we get a bit dizzy for a moment and have to brace ourselves. Well, maybe not everyone, but many of us will have the occasional feeling that we’re off-kilter.
This can be a very temporary feeling, or it can be a recurring health problem that may need medical attention. If you’re often feeling like the earth is spinning or that you can’t get your bearings, then you should probably see a doctor. Here are eight potential health reasons behind dizziness…
This is a chronic condition that gives you the sensation that the world around you is spinning (which it is, but…you know what we mean). WebMD explains that vertigo is often caused by an inner ear problem.
Because it’s linked to an inner ear imbalance, vertigo can be broken down in subcategories, notes the source. These include benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), caused by calcium particles clump in the inner ear; Meniere’s disease, thought to be a buildup of fluid and changing pressure in the ear; and Vestibular neuritis, which can be related to a viral infection of the inner ear.