The Dizzy Patient : How You Can Help

  title={The Dizzy Patient : How You Can Help},
  author={Michael J. Ruckenstein and Lindsay A. Goodstein},
Painstaking elucidation of a patient’s symptoms is the key component of the diagnostic workup for dizziness and vertigo. Light-headedness and imbalance that occur when the patient assumes an upright position suggests dysautonomia. Objective imbalance points to a degenerative, vascular, metabolic, or neoplastic disorder affecting the cerebellum or spinocerebellar system. Vague, imprecise sensations of light-headedness are characteristic of chronic subjective dizziness, which is a manifestation… CONTINUE READING