Dizziness & Fainting
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Understand your lightheadedness symptoms, including 8 causes & common questions.
Fainting, also called syncope, is a sudden, brief loss of consciousness. It can be caused by something minor like a drop in blood pressure, or it can be a more serious issue like an abnormal heart rhythm.
Dizziness is a common symptom that may occur if you don’t eat or drink enough, take certain medications, or have an inner ear problem. It’s rarely a sign of something life-threatening, but there are serious heart and neurological problems that cause it.
Reasons for your eyes rolling back while passing out may include orthostatic syncope, vasovagal syncope, or generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Read below for more information on causes of passing out and relief options.