Dizziness

What causes dizziness?

Giddiness or dizziness is one of the most common complaints received in the neurology clinic. Patients use various terminologies to describe it like lightheadedness, blackout, imbalance etc.

But there is more to dizziness than just its symptoms. Let’s take a look at it from a Neurologist’s perspective and delve into the types, causes, and effects of the different forms that dizziness might undertake.

Whenever a patient comes with a complaint of giddiness or dizziness, we try to classify into one of its 5 types which are:

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A basic guide to understanding stress and managing it

A 2015 survey conducted by YouGov showed that 60 percent of the workforce in UAE suffered from stress in some form or the other. The survey also stated that 49 per cent of UAE residents are reportedly stressed about some issue daily.

Stress is a silent killer, and it may be managed or mismanaged. Stress if ignored can lead to chronic problems like asthma, ulcers, heart conditions, stroke, etc.

People need to be aware of the symptoms of stress because people consider stress to be a state of mind for a brief period of time rather than a medical condition. However, absence of any symptoms does not mean absence of stress. Frequent headaches, chest pain, insomnia, fatigue, irritability etc. are symptoms that must be taken seriously as they are signs that your body gives you to manage your stress.

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