Giddiness usually refers to a balance symptom like dizziness, but in common usage is also sometimes used to refer to extreme happiness and joy. For giddiness in the sense of joy and happiness, and possible disease causes of abnormal mental giddiness, refer to the causes of mania (euphoria, etc.). Giddiness as a balance symptom is the feeling of being unbalanced or feeling faint. It is different from vertigo, which is the sensation that the room is spinning. There are many different causes of giddiness, which are similar to the causes of dizziness. Giddiness may be associated with dizziness, vertigo, and fainting.
- Vertigo: Vertigo is the sensation that the room is spinning and of being out of balance. It is a more severe
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- Balance symptoms: Balance symptoms include giddiness, dizziness, and vertigo. Dizziness is a milder feeling of imbalance or faintness, whereas vertigo refers to
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- Dizziness: Dizziness is a balance symptom (or circulatory symptom) where a person feels unsteady or faint. They may feel disoriented and
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- Mania: Mania is a mood disorder characterized by extremes of behaviours such as hyperactivity, excitability, and high energy. Mania often occurs
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- Euphoria: Euphoria is an extreme feeling of happiness or elation, often with outward displays of emotion from the euphoric state. Occasional
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- Fainting: Fainting is a sudden and brief loss of consciousness. A person who faints may appear dizzy, slump to the floor
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- Sensations: A sensation usually refers to an abnormal sensation of the skin, such as tingling, burning sensations, and so on. The
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