4/23/2022 at 11:03 AM
The campaign warns of the relationship between anxiety and dizziness
The Brazilian Association of Otorhinolaryngology and Cervical and Facial Surgery (ABORL-CCF) will discuss the relationship between anxiety and dizziness with the slogan “Dizziness is a Serious Thing” on National Dizziness Day today (22).
A problem that, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), affects about 30 percent of the world’s population and mainly affects women, because due to their hormonal circulation, dizziness can be a sign of more serious problems such as a vascular accident. brain (paralysis).
“Dizziness or lack of balance and spatial orientation can be a serious matter. So it’s always important to figure out what’s going on because dizziness is affected by many factors. For example, acute dizziness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and the inability to stand can be symptoms of a stroke, “said Jeanne Oiticica of the association’s otoneurology department in an interview in Brazil. [o que a está provocando] because it is a warning from the body that things are out of balance. “
Dizziness may also be associated with anxiety, a problem that worsened during a new coronavirus pandemic. “Problems can be as different as possible. It could be, for example, a hormonal problem, a metabolic problem, loose crystals inside the ear, or anxiety, stress, depression, ”Jeanne said.
WHO data show that in the first year of a pandemic, anxiety and depression increased by 25 percent worldwide. “The 2022 campaign [da associação] deals with the relationship between anxiety and its effect on dizziness. During social isolation and living with a daily pandemic, emotional difficulties have worsened, and we have found that the number of patients suffering from anxiety and dizziness has increased in the office over the past two years, “said Guilherme Paiva Gabriel.
Jeanne warns that covid-19 itself can cause dizziness. “A single contamination of covid-19 also contributes to the onset of dizziness because it is a thrombotic, inflammatory disease that can affect multiple systems. Just as there were patients who lost their sense of smell, there were patients who became dizzy or got tinnitus after covid-19, ”he said.
According to a study published in the Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, dizziness occurs in 42 percent of São Paulo’s adult population and is often not a reason for patients to seek medical attention. But in some cases, it can bring limitations and affect quality of life. Therefore, when episodes are common, a person should always look for otolaryngology.
“Every time a patient has dizziness, it shows an asymmetry in the system. The balance system is like two containers on a scale. They must be aligned, at the same height. If one plate is lower and the other is higher, this will cause dizziness. That’s why it’s important to evaluate.” Jeanne said, “Sometimes you get up quickly and feel dizzy for a few seconds. It passed and never happened again. But if it’s something that repeats itself, this is the signal the body gives that a person needs to seek help.”