Dizziness is a feeling of movement inside the head that may or may not come with a loss of balance. According to research studies, dizziness, including vertigo, affects a significant number of adults, ranging from 15% to over 20% annually. The incidence of vertigo increases with age and is more prevalent in women than men. Dizziness can be a one-time occurrence or a recurring event that can last for seconds to days or weeks, depending on the type.

At Mediclinic Welcare Hospital’s Dizziness Clinic, we help patients understand their symptoms, and diagnose and treat the causes of dizziness. Our multidisciplinary team includes ENT, audiology, neurology, cardiology, psychiatry and physiotherapy experts. They all work together to make sure every patient is diagnosed and treated with the best outcome possible, to help them with improving their quality of life.

We evaluate and treat patients with any dizziness symptoms or disorders, including:

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (brought on by certain changes in head position)
  • Cerebellar ataxia syndrome (degeneration of the brain causes ataxia symptoms)
  • Cerebrovascular disorders (conditions that affect the brain’s blood vessels)
  • Chronic dizziness
  • Imbalance
  • Labyrinthitis (inflammation of the inner ear that also affects hearing)
  • Lightheadedness
  • Meniere's disease (a disorder of the inner ear that affects hearing and balance)
  • Migraine-associated dizziness
  • Vestibular neuritis (a viral infection of the vestibular nerve)

What causes dizziness and vertigo?

Dizziness is a common symptom that almost everyone will experience at some point in their lifetime.

Causes of dizziness include:

  • BPPV
  • Common cold and upper respiratory infections
  • Migraine
  • Motion (travelling in a car or on a boat)
  • Nausea
  • Shock, panic, severe emotion
  • Stress

More serious causes of dizziness include:

  • Head injury
  • Heart problems
  • Eye problems
  • Ear problems
  • Low blood pressure
  • Low blood sugar
  • Dehydration
  • Anaemia
  • Hyperventilation (rapid deep breathing)

Testing and diagnostic services

The Dizziness Clinic is led by a multidisciplinary team that provides high-quality dizziness evaluation and treatment for adults.

At your appointment, we carefully assess your family history, condition(s), and symptoms to create a customized treatment plan that aligns with your goals and requirements. We leverage modern equipment to provide you with top-notch care. Our team of specialists collaborates to deliver the best possible care to all patients, particularly those with advanced or intricate issues that necessitate the most up-to-date therapies.


It depends on the reason for the dizziness. In many cases this may simply clear up on its own – if it doesn’t then there are a number of other options that your doctor may recommend:

  • Repositioning manoeuvres
  • Medication
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Surgical options
  • Psychotherapy