ER Symptoms: Dizziness, Weakness, or Confusion
There are many possible causes for the feelings of dizziness, weakness and confusion.
Go To Your Nearest ER Or Call 911 If Any of these Conditions Apply:
- Chest pain or racing heart
- Change in vision
- Slurred or difficult speech
- Head injuryFever, headache or very stiff neck
- Weakness or inability to move an arm or leg
- Loss of consciousness
Feelings Of Dizziness, Weakness Or Confusion Can Often Be The Result Of Conditions Such As:
- Stroke - occurs when blood supply to part of the brain is stopped or reduced
- Seizures - changes in the brain's electrical activity
- Bleeding - inside the body or brain can cause weakness and dizziness
- Concussion - the most minor type of traumatic brain injury, can cause headache, dizziness and confusion
- Blood Pressure - sudden drops in blood pressure, due to getting up too quickly; typically only affects older adults
- Dehydration - when your body doesn't have enough water, due to vomiting, diarrhea, fever or other conditions
- Low Blood Sugar - also known as hypoglycemia; very low levels can cause serious mental confusion and other symptoms
- Inner Ear Problems
This list is not inclusive of all possible medical emergencies. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 and seek immediate medical attention.
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