Dizziness and Fatigue condition

Definition

Dizziness is defined as lightheadedness or vertigo. Fatigue is physical and mental tiredness that is not relieved by rest or sleep. 

Cause

Both dizziness and fatigue can be caused by various underlying health conditions. The most common causes of dizziness and fatigue can include:

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Iron deficiency anemia
  • Concussion –a temporary brain injury, usually as a result of trauma
  • Migraine –throbbing, pounding headache that is long lasting
Symptoms

Concussion

  • Dizziness and fatigue
  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Balance problems

Migraine

  • Sensitivity to light and sounds
  • Nausea vomiting
  • Aura –seeing spots or flashes of light, sensation of pins and needles 
Diagnosis

A thorough medical and social history will help the doctor accurately diagnose the underlying cause of the fatigue and dizziness. This may include imaging and lab tests and consultations with other specialties.  

Treatment

The treatment for dizziness and Fatigue conditions depends on the cause & underlying disease or condition.

Concussion

  • Rest and avoidance of stress
  • Pain relief medications