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.
If you’ve ever had a case of the spins then you’ve probably wondered about vertigo. But are vertigo and dizziness the same thing?
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Preventive cardiologist Haitham Ahmed, MD, MPH, answers this one on dizziness.