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What is objective vertigo and dizziness?

Objective vertigo causes sensations that your surroundings are spinning. Dizziness is an overall feeling of lightheadedness. Dizziness, or lightheadedness, can occur on its own or along with other symptoms including vertigo, nausea, and irregular eye movements. In most cases, vertigo and dizziness are easily diagnosed and treated.

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