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what causes a sudden dizziness?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Dizziness: Depends. There are many possibilities especially problems of the brain, ear, and heart. Sometimes sudden changes in posture can cause this and numerous medications. You should report the details of the dizziness to your medical doctor to be examined and properly treated.
Dr. Joshua Batt
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Many Causes: Many things cause sudden dizziness. It could be an inner ear problem, heart condition, low blood sugar, vagal response, nerve condition or simply dehydration. If it is a recurring thing, it is time to see your doctor and have it examined further. One time episodes can be a sign of something worse, so unless you are generally a healthy person, evaluation of your dizziness is important.
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Vertigo: Agree with previous answers: from an ear perspective.. The most common causes of dizziness would be a viral infection of the inner ear - viral labrynthitis; and benign positional vertigo (bppv). It could also be a migraine variant. Assuming you have no chest pains/palpitations and are otherwise healthy without high blood pressure. If symptoms other than dizziness - go to er or see your primary md.

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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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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 32-year-old member asked:

What can cause sudden dizziness?

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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, yo name a few.
A 22-year-old female asked:

Can tension in neck and shoulders cause dizziness? if not what could it be? dizziness sometimes all of a sudden?

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Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
Lighteheaded/vertigo: tension in the neck and shoulders are not usually associated with dizziness. Vertigo is a sensation of spinning, like when you jumped of a whirly-gig in the playgorund as a child. Lightheadedness is like when you feel like feinting after giving blood. When you see your doctor you need to give him a history which helps distinguish between these so it will inform how to proceed
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A 19-year-old female asked:

Ive been really exhausted, weak and dizzy causing me not to be able to do anything or eat. Im limping too. It happened all of a sudden on Sunday. ?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Sudden limp: Your sudden limp needs to be checked out by a doctor or the emergency department ASAP. Hopefully it’s something that will pass but you need to know if it has a serious cause or not. Peace and good health.

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