Can anxiety cause dizzy spells?
Anxiety is not just an emotion.
It can cause a wide range of physical symptoms, including dizziness and lightheadedness.
Research suggests that about 28% of people with dizziness also have symptoms of at least one anxiety disorder.
Anxiety-related dizziness may be severe enough to cause fainting..
Does anxiety cause vertigo?
Yes, vertigo causes extreme anxiety in most people. Anxiety, by itself, does not produce vertigo. However, in association with conditions that do produce vertigo, anxiety can make the vertigo much worse. People with certain anxiety disorders such as panic attacks can sometimes also experience vertigo.
How do you know if dizziness is serious?
Get emergency medical care if you experience new, severe dizziness or vertigo along with any of the following:Sudden, severe headache.Chest pain.Difficulty breathing.Numbness or paralysis of arms or legs.Fainting.Double vision.Rapid or irregular heartbeat.Confusion or slurred speech.More items…
Why am I having dizzy spells all of a sudden?
Dizziness can be caused by multiple factors including dehydration, getting too hot, an infection, medication side effect, vertigo or some other health condition.
What is dizziness a sign of?
Inner ear and balance Dizziness has many possible causes, including inner ear disturbance, motion sickness and medication effects. Sometimes it’s caused by an underlying health condition, such as poor circulation, infection or injury. The way dizziness makes you feel and your triggers provide clues for possible causes.