8. Ear Infection
Conditions that affect your inner ear can result in dizziness and balance problems. The vestibular system of your inner ear contains your semicircular canals and is responsible for helping you maintain proper balance. The semicircular canals contain fluid, and as you move your head this fluid moves as well. This plays a role in coordinating signals to your brain that help you remain upright. Additionally, when your ear canals become inflamed or irritated by an infection, you may feel lightheaded or become dizzy. Treating the ear infection should restore your proper sense of balance.
7. Heat Stroke
Temperature regulation is crucial for maintaining body temperatures at the proper settings for healthy function. When your body becomes overheated due to extreme air temperatures or overexertion, your body can suffer a heat stroke. According to Medline Plus, heat stroke is a deadly condition in which your body temperature may suddenly rise to temperatures of 106 degrees Fahrenheit or more. In addition to dizziness, symptoms may include a rapid heart rate, nausea, and mental confusion. If you or a loved one experiences heat stroke, you should seek medical treatment.
6. Orthostatic Hypotension
Hypotension is another term for low blood pressure. Orthostatic hypotension refers to the sudden drop in blood pressure that can occur when quickly going from a lying down or seated position to standing. This can occur due to low blood volume, dehydration, heart conditions, or Parkinson’s disease. Growing teens sometimes experience this phenomenon as their bodies try to keep up with rapid growth. If orthostatic hypotension is due to benign conditions rather than an underlying medical disease, taking care to rise slowly and gradually from sitting to standing can help prevent fainting and falls.