Factors that may increase your risk of getting dizzy include:

  • Age. People older than 65 years old are more likely to have medical conditions that cause dizziness. They're also more likely to take medications that can cause dizziness.
  • Taking certain medications. Some medications, such as blood pressure lowering drugs, anti-seizure medications, sedatives and tranquilizers can cause dizziness.
  • A past episode of dizziness. If you've experienced dizziness before, you're more likely to get dizzy in the future.
Sept. 06, 2012