Less common causes of dizziness

Less common causes of dizziness include:

  • having a severe illness or condition that affects the whole body
  • using recreational drugs or consuming excessive amounts of alcohol (either binge drinking or long-term alcohol misuse )
  • certain types of prescription medicine such as antidepressants or blood pressure medication
  • having aheart rhythm problem such as atrial fibrillation (a fast, irregular heartbeat)
  • carbon monoxide poisoning

Click on the above links for more informationon these conditions.

Content supplied by the NHS Website

Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018