This article appeared in the Health Section of the Florida Times Union newspaper in Jacksonville, FL, on March 6, 2012. Dr. J. Douglas Green, founder of Jacksonville Hearing and Balance Institute, comments on the potential causes of dizziness.
Dr. Green is quoted as saying:
“Dizziness is a common complaint experienced by millions of Americans every year.
You can have symptoms ranging from lightheadedness, where you feel you are about to pass out, to whirling vertigo, where the room spins uncontrollably. The cause may be a serious, life-threatening illness, or a minor problem. Evaluation by a medical professional is usually indicated, but, fortunately, effective treatment is available for most causes of dizziness.
Understanding the potential causes of dizziness requires a basic understanding of the balance system. The balance canals, or semicircular canals of the inner ear, are stimulated by turning movements of the head and send electric signals to the back of the brain at the brainstem.” said, Dr. Green.
Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/news/health-and-fitness/2013-03-06/story/understanding-potential-causes-dizziness#ixzz2MnaY8xjS
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