What are the Causes of Dizziness and Nausea?

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Feelings of dizziness and nausea can disrupt everyday life and cause you to limit daily activities. Nausea frequently occurs with dizziness because of the sensitivity of the inner ear, with feelings of spinning and imbalance.


Ageing itself can cause feelings of dizziness that can also lead to nausea. Dizziness is related to blood flow throughout the body and to the brain, and this blood flow can be diminished by the process of ageing.

Blood Pressure

Low blood pressure can cause dizziness and nausea. Getting up quickly from a sitting or lying position, after eating heavy meals or after vigorous exercise can cause dizziness and a feeling of nausea.

Medications That Cause Dizziness

Medications for heart and blood pressure problems can cause bouts of dizziness and nausea that can often be corrected by a change in medication. Even use of over-the-counter medications like antihistamines and sleep aids can cause dizziness and nausea.

Eye and Ear Problems

Eye problems can cause dizziness and nausea if rapid eye movements cause difficulty in focusing. Ear problems such as excess fluid in the ear or an infection within the ear canal can cause difficulties in balance, dizziness and nausea

Heart Arrhythmias

Heart problems can cause dizziness and nausea. Your physician will check your heart rhythm with a stethoscope and may prescribe additional tests to see if the dizziness and nausea is caused by more serious illness.

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