FIRST: We determine if the “dizziness” is Vertigo or Lightheadedness
- Vertigo — room or person spinning or being thrust, in just one direction
- Lightheadedness — a vague sense of being woozy, wobbly, unsteady, fuzzy, tipsy, etc., in any or all directions
Select the specific type of “dizziness,” because the causes of each are completely different.
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