Many patients talk about ‘dizziness’, but actually mean imbalance (disequilibrium / balance disorder) or other conditions. Some types of epilepsy can be misinterpreted as dizziness. Due to this dizziness is discussed more detailed below.
Acute, intermittent (occuring at intervals, episode-like) and chronic dizziness are differentiated.
Dizziness is caused by diseases of balance system (also called vestibular system), brain, spine as well as vascualar and circulatory system.