Dr. Myasnikov: dizziness is not a key sign of stroke

Doctor Alexander Myasnikov explained what kind of dizziness is pathological.

Dr. Myasnikov drew attention to dizziness, one of the most common health problems. He noted that problems with the inner ear, the auditory nerve, or the receptive part of the brain could cause this sensation. In their case, it seems to the person that everything around him is spinning.

But also with dizziness, legs can tangle, a shaky gait occurs – Alexander Myasnikov named psychiatric diseases as one of the reasons for this syndrome.

“In 15% a person with such dizziness is ultimately diagnosed with psychiatric diseases… if it continues for months, this is probably a mental condition,” the specialist clarified.
When the head begins to feel dizzy and nausea occurs at the same time, a pre-fainting state can be suspected.

“Fainting does not happen while lying down; normally it only occurs while standing up. If you feel bad while lying down, look for heart problems,” Myasnikov shared.
He added that hypertension or cervical spondylosis can also cause dizziness.

As for stroke, Dr. Myasnikov stated: dizziness is not its key symptom. It may occur, but not among the first manifestations (as the doctor noted, dizziness is in tenth place on the list of symptoms of this brain pathology).

“Dizziness is the first thing to occur during a stroke, only extremely rarely when certain damage occurs areas of the brain. Initially, other symptoms arise – numbness, weakness in the limbs,” said the specialist.
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Important! Information is provided for reference purposes. Ask a specialist about contraindications and side effects and under no circumstances self-medicate. At the first signs of illness, consult a doctor.

Alexander Myasnikov Alexander Myasnikov Health general practitioner, cardiologist, chief physician of City Clinical Hospital No. 71 (Moscow), television and radio presenter.