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how does one get vertigo?

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 years experience
False motion: Vertigo is a sense of false motion. It can be caused by a problem in your inner ear (peripheral vertigo) or by a problem in the brainstem (central vertigo). The inner ear has 3 separate balance canals that help keep your balance in space during movement. The brainstem is responsible for processing all the information from both inner ears, your eyes, and your muscles to help with balance.

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Can a low levels of iron make you become dizzy?

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Dr. David Astrachan
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Absolutely: Anemia caused by iron deficiency is a common cause of dizziness.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Are there cures for vertigo?

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Dr. Felix Brizuela
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Depends: Only if due to middle ear inflammation. Other causes, like stroke improve over time, though many are left with significant deficits.
A 23-year-old member asked:

What causes central vertigo?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Central vertigo: Central vertigo is typically the result of a problem in the brain, specifically the cerebellum (coordinates balance) or the brainstem.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

How does "repositioning for vertigo" work?

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 26 years experience
Very simple: You can see a demonstration under: http://youtu.Be/pa6t-bpg494. There are sequential movement of the head into 4 positions; one should stay in each position for at least 30 seconds.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the key features of situational vertigo?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Situational vertigo: Features of situational or positional vertigo include a spinning sensation, nausea, visual blurring and loss of balance that occurs with changes in head position. The symptoms usually cease when head movement stops.

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