Blackouts / funny turns

Dizziness is a common complaint, but it can be serious. Several health conditions can cause dizziness, including anxiety, vertigo, and balance disorders. Dizziness can be a one-time event, or it can be a chronic, long-lasting problem.

Nearly everyone who is dizzy will get better. This is because a person’s sense of balance is a complex interaction between the brain, each ear’s separate vestibular system, sensors in the muscles, and sense of vision. When one component breaks down, the others usually learn to compensate.

However, dizziness can be a symptom of a stoke.