Symptoms of Dizziness and Balance Disorders

Symptoms of dizziness can include feelings of:

  • Lightheadedness
  • Vertigo (spinning motion)
  • Unsteadiness
  • Loss of balance
  • Sensation of floating or swimming
  • Heavy-headedness
  • Spaciness

Sometimes dizziness is also accompanied by clamminess, nausea, vomiting, paleness or losing consciousness.

Balance disorder

Patients with balance disorders often experience a feeling of dizziness or vertigo and may find it difficult to walk without falling. Other symptoms may include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Mental confusion or disorientation
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Feelings of depression, fear, anxiety
  • Tiredness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Diarrhea
  • Blood pressure and changes in heart rate