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Vertigo and Dizziness in General Medicine 

Vertigo and Dizziness in General Medicine
Vertigo and Dizziness in General Medicine

Kevin Barraclough

and Barry Seemungal

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date: 28 October 2021

Dizziness is a common presenting complaint to the hospital or community-based generalist, and a failure to make a confident diagnosis underlying the patient’s complaint is frustrating. This chapter covers common potential causes of vertigo which might present in primary care, including drug induced ‘dizziness’ and vestibular symptoms, Cardiovascular causes, Traumatic Brain Injury, Endocrine and Metabolic disease, Thyroid disease, Renal Disease, and Epilepsy.

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