When should I see my healthcare provider?

If your dizziness won’t go away or keeps coming back, it’s important to talk to your healthcare provider about it. Seek emergency care if you also have any of the following symptoms:

  • Chest pain.
  • Double vision or blurred vision.
  • Fainting (syncope).
  • High fever.
  • Numbness, tingling or weakness in your face, arms or legs.
  • Slurred speech or a stiff neck.
  • Trouble walking.

A note from Cleveland Clinic

Your sense of balance is an intricate process that relies on many body parts. It’s easy to take it for granted until it goes haywire. Your ear, brain and heart can all affect your balance. It can take time to nail down the exact cause. But in most cases, dizziness and vertigo are symptoms of treatable conditions.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 06/25/2020.


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