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what causes positional vertigo?

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Dr. Marcel Hungs
Neurology 26 years experience
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.
Dr. David May
Dentistry 30 years experience
BPPV: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is a n inner ear problem where the crystals inside the ear are dislodged and then caught in the semi-circular canals causing the dizziness. Other possibilities are: low blood pressure, low blood o2, low blood sugar, or hyperventilation, to name a few.

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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
Neurology 32 years experience
Depends: Only if due to middle ear inflammation. Other causes, like stroke improve over time, though many are left with significant deficits.
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What causes central vertigo?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
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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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