A dizzying differential

Dizziness can be a difficult topic to deal with – it’s a non-specific presentation that can be simple and benign or a sign of something quite sinister. How do you begin to tell which is which?

General practitioners face the dizziness dilemma all the time, which is why this article from the American Family Physician is especially useful. The article runs through the diagnostic approach to dizziness, breaking it down into four categories:

  • vertigo
  • disequilibrium
  • presyncope
  • lightheadedness
Read more about dizziness over at the AFP here – you’re bound to see it sooner or later, and with so many different causes, this kind of structure is extremely useful. 

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