Only Level III NICU in Kane County Having a baby? Let Rush-Copley put your mind at ease. First in the nation to receive national quality certification in both Normal Delivery and Respiratory Distress Syndrome in the Preterm Infant by Joint Commission, Rush-Copley also offers the only Level III NICU in Kane County. In addition to birthing and parenting programs, you will also be treated to accommodations designed with your comfort and privacy in mind. Let Rush-Copley’s Family Birth Center instill confidence.
Dizziness is a term that is often used to describe 2 different symptoms: lightheadedness and vertigo.
Lightheadedness is a feeling that you might faint.
Vertigo is a feeling that you are spinning or moving, or that the world is spinning around you. Vertigo-associated disorders is a related topic.
Lightheadedness - dizzy; Loss of balance; Vertigo
Most causes of dizziness are not serious, and they either quickly get better on their own or are easy to treat.
Lightheadedness occurs when your brain does not get enough blood. This may occur if:
You have a sudden drop in blood pressure.
Your body does not have enough water (is dehydrated) because of vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and other conditions.
You get up too quickly after sitting or lying down (this is more common in older people).
Lightheadedness may also occur if you have the flu, low blood sugar, a cold, or allergies.
More serious conditions that can lead to light-headedness include:
Heart problems, such as a heart attack or abnormal heart beat
Bleeding inside the body
Shock (extreme drop in blood pressure)
If any of these serious disorders are present, you will usually also have symptoms like chest pain, a feeling of a racing heart, loss of speech, change in vision, or other symptoms.