What is the prognosis for dizziness?
- Most causes of dizziness are harmless, and the problem goes away on its own. Sometimes dizziness will be the only symptom of serious disease, the course of which may be life-threatening or be easily treatable.
- Sometimes the cause of dizziness may not be immediately found. The affected individual may need the services of a specialist, or very detailed specialized testing to uncover the cause and develop a treatment plan for the person's dizziness.
- Timely and careful evaluation of dizziness offers the best outcome, whatever the cause.
Medically reviewed by Avrom Simon, MD; Board Certified Preventative Medicine with Subspecialty in Occupational Medicine
REFERENCE: UpToDate. Approach to the patient with dizziness.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/18/2015
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