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What causes vertigo?

What causes vertigo?

Vertigo: The inner ear send signals to the brain with regards to motion or rotation. Either the inner ear is sending signals erroneously or the nerve that travels from there to the brain is inflamed or irritated. Most of the time symptoms will resolve. If you are not getting any better then see your dr. As there are other causes. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Spinning Sensation (Definition)

Vertigo is a clinical finding where one is standing still but feels like the room is in motion, spinning around him. Vertigo is ...Read more


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Are there any treatments that would reduce vertigo?

Are there any treatments that would reduce vertigo?

Perhaps: In some inner ear syndromes, a therapist could perform an epley maneuver or a like procedure and reverse fully. Meniere's might respond to a small reservoir placement. Even over the counter items such as Meclizine or dramamine (dimenhydrinate) might be helpful sometimes, a physical therapist skilled at vestibular rehab programs can really make a difference. ...Read more

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How does antivert (meclizine) for positional vertigo?

How does antivert (meclizine)  for positional vertigo?

Not effective: You should know that Antivert (meclizine) or generically called Meclizine is an antihistamine and as such will only effect your brain and cause sedation. It has no effect on the inner ear. Benign positional vertigo is the result of loose calcium carbonate crystals in the inner ear and will respond to head exercises or physical therapy by a trained therapist in inner ear vertigo. ...Read more

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What causes vertigo?

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What causes vertigo?

Many possible reason: There are many possible reasons for the symptom of vertigo, which is defined as a spinning sensation (or the sensation of the world spinning around you). Most but not all of these causes have to do with the inner ear. ...Read more

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What causes positional vertigo?

What causes positional vertigo?

Crystals in your ear: This is usually caused by benign positional paroxysmal vertigo (bppv). A doctor can diagnose this on a physical exam and rule out other diseases. Little "crystals" in your ear that get lose and irritate sensors in your balance organ in your ear. We all have those crystals. A neurologist or ear-nose-throat doctor can re-position them with a harmless physical maneuver. ...Read more

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Will Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) help vertigo dizziness?

Will Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) help vertigo dizziness?

Possibly: Vertigo is often caused by displaced microcrystals in your inner ear. If your vertigo is positional there are manuevers which can treat this symptom. discuss this with your doctor. Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) may help but it is sedating and does not fix the problem. ...Read more

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What causes vertigo and tinnitus?

What causes vertigo and tinnitus?

Many things: While inner ear problems like meniere's are on the list, the list is long and includes migraines. Only a good medical evaluation by your doctor, testing, and possibly ENT or neurology evaluations can really answer this. ...Read more

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Head, ear pressure, nose, ear popping, headaches, dizziness.

Head, ear pressure, nose, ear popping, headaches, dizziness.

Cold?: This sound like you have a cold. This includes all the symptoms of the usual cold. No treatment is needed at this time unless you feel you need symptomatic treatment. If persists see your doctor. Cold symptoms usually last about a week to 10 days. ...Read more

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House remedies to treat vertigo ... Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) raised BP!

House remedies to treat vertigo ... Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) raised BP!

Find the cause: before attempting treatment. There are many possible causes of vertigo and effective treatment requires identification of the cause. ...Read more

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Does meniere's disease involve vertigo and dizziness?

Does meniere's disease involve vertigo and dizziness?

Yes.: Meniere's disease often involves vertigo - the sensation that you or the environment is moving- and changes in hearing. ...Read more

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Ive had ON, vertigo, nueropathy but no lesions. Dr says ms. Why don't I have a diagnosis. He treats me for vertigo weakness etc. I justwant answers.

Ive  had ON, vertigo, nueropathy but no lesions. Dr says ms. Why don't I have a diagnosis. He treats me for vertigo weakness etc. I justwant answers.

Response: Cannot comment on your doctor, but seems to be profound communication issue here. Find a new neurologist. You likely do NOT have MS, but rather a different disorder affecting eye, ear, and peripheral nerves. Could even be a diabetic or thyroid issue, but B-12 deficiency or occult infection might be answer. ...Read more

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Will flying induce benign positional vertigo?

Not likely: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo will not be affected by the pressure changes induced by flying. What induces bppv is any rapid change in posture and position. The treatment for bppv is the canal repositioning maneuver. Your ENT or neurologist can perform this maneuver for you. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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How is vertigo treated?

How is vertigo treated?

Depends on cause: Most acquired vertigo is due to inflamation of the middle ear apparatus and steroids help a great deal in my opinion. Vertigo can also be caused by specific stroke types or migraines, and at times even epilepsy! need to determine what type, which neurologists are trained to do. ...Read more

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What symptoms differentiate vestibular migraine from vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis?

What symptoms differentiate vestibular migraine from vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis?

Vestibular dysfunct.: Vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis result from infection in the inner ear or the nerves connecting the inner ear to the brain. This disrupts transmission of sensation from ear to brain. Vertigo, dizziness, and difficulties with balance, vision, or hearing may result. Migraine usually adds pain to the equation, but vertigo may also create nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Ask a health question...What hospital do you consider the best at treating vertigo and headaches?

Ask a health question...What hospital do you consider the best at treating vertigo and headaches?

No Best: These are not terribly esoteric conditions. You should be able to get started with a local doc. If you can't get a satisfactory answer, there are a number of centers of excellence for headache that they should be able to refer you to. You probably don't have to go far to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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Is pulsatile tinnitus a symptom of migraine associated vertigo/vestibular migraine?

Is pulsatile tinnitus a symptom of migraine associated vertigo/vestibular migraine?

Pulsatile tinnitus: A number of health problems can cause the tinnitus. In many cases, an exact cause is never found. Rec.: see your PCP or ENT for further investigation. It is not a symptom of the migraine. ...Read more

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Treatment for vertigo please?

Depends on cause: Symptomatic relief can come from staying still, taking meclizine, dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) valium, using a scopolamine patch. But often there is otolithic inner ear process which pt can reverse with an epley maneuver. Vertigo can be associated with migraine and cerebrovascular disease, and the underlying cause is treated. Get a diagnosis and direct therapy from there. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more