John P. Cunha, DO, is a U.S. board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician. Dr. Cunha's educational background includes a BS in Biology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and a DO from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, MO. He completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
Dizziness may be attributed to a wide variety of causes. Sometimes health
care practitioners find no specific diagnosis for the affected individual, but
causes of dizziness that are dangerous should not be excluded, for example
hyperventilation is from
breathing too fast or too deeply, usually from anxiety (This may not be apparent to
the patient or to observers. Associated hand and foot cramping increase anxiety and perpetuate a cycle.),
somatization is the conversion of a mental illness, such as anxiety or depression, into physical symptoms. (Often,
the patient may be unaware of the underlying mental illness and insist that they have only physical complaints.)