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Would you know how to help someone who feels dizzy?

By 17 September 2017Language Tips

Dizzy is an adjective that patients use when they feel unsteady on their feet.

Sometimes it can lead to the patient fainting (losing consciousness). It could be related to problems with the inner-ear, which can affect balance, or caused by a migraine or even hunger. It’s also a symptom of drinking too much alcohol. These are all things to consider when taking a patient history.

  • My mother has been having a few dizzy spells in the last month

In this example, dizzy is used with spells which is an informal expression for an episode of something. The son or daughter is explaining that their mother has had more than one episode of feeling dizzy in the last month.