Dizziness, Weakness, or Confusion
There are many possible causes for the feelings of dizziness, weakness and confusion.

Emergent Symptoms:

Go to the nearest ER or call 9-1-1 if you experience:

  • Chest pain or racing heart
  • Change in vision
  • Slurred or difficult speech
  • Head injury
  • Fever, headache or very stiff neck
  • Weakness or inability to move an arm or leg
  • Loss of consciousness

Feelings of dizziness, weakness or confusion can often be the result of conditions such as:

  • Stroke - occurs when blood supply to part of the brain is stopped or reduced
  • Seizures - changes in the brain's electrical activity
  • Bleeding - inside the body or brain can cause weakness and dizziness
  • Concussion - the most minor type of traumatic brain injury, can cause headache, dizziness and confusion
  • Vertigo - feeling like the room is spinning, or that you yourself are moving or spinning while standing still
  • Blood Pressure - sudden drops in blood pressure, due to getting up too quickly; typically only affects older adults
  • Dehydration - when your body doesn't have enough water, due to vomiting, diarrhea, fever or other conditions
  • Low Blood Sugar - also known as hypoglycemia; very low levels can cause serious mental confusion and other symptoms
  • Inner Ear Problems

This list is not inclusive of all possible medical emergencies. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 and seek immediate medical attention.

5 Convenient ER Locations
ERs Nearby in Powell & Knoxville


North Knoxville Medical Center

7565 Dannaher Dr.
Powell, TN 37849


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Turkey Creek Medical Center

10820 Parkside Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37934


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Jefferson Memorial Hospital

110 Hospital Dr.
Jefferson City, TN 37760


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Newport Medical Center

435 Second St.
Newport, TN 37821


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LaFollette Medical Center

923 E Central Ave.
LaFollette, TN 37766


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