As scary as it may be, fainting – also known as syncope – is actually very common. It occurs in about one-third of the general population, and there are a number of different things that can cause someone to pass out.
Have you ever felt momentarily dizzy? Many people have at one time or another. Dizziness, which is a sense of unsteadiness or unstable movement, is common. About 15 percent of the general population experience dizziness each year.
If you find yourself saying, “Huh?” a lot, you’re probably aware that your senses are declining with age. While that’s normal, there are things you can do to help yourself. As you age, you may notice that your eyes aren’t quite as good as they used to be or that you’re often asking people to … Read More
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related emergency department visits—and the main cause of accidental deaths—among Americans 65 and older. “Many falls are due to dizziness, or vertigo, which is a common medical problem,” says Judith White, MD, PhD, medical director of the new Balance, Dizziness and Fall Prevention Center at Cleveland Clinic’s Beachwood Family … Read More
Viral videos can be fun to watch but may be educational, too. A new study finds video sharing websites are being used for information on the Epley maneuver, which helps people suffering from a particular type of vertigo. Erika Woodson, MD, who treats vertigo at Cleveland Clinic says, “The one that is the most popular … Read More