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Can Boating Cause Vertigo
Doubt it: The body is an amazing miracle. I suppose if you were extremely constipated, it's possible that you're 'bearing down' so hard that you're actually decreasing some of the blood flow to your brain, kinda like if you held your breath for a long period. This could lead to dizziness. True vertigo would be a very unlikely possibility. See your doctor or try an otc laxative. ...Read more
Complex issue: Tinnitus is just the finding of ringing in the ears. It can be the result of damage to the inner ear or due to development of a tumor of the ear nerve. Sound trauma and head trauma can damage the inner ear and ear nerve and cause the complex of symptoms that you describe. You need a thorough evaluation with attention to the inner ear. ...Read more
Generally no: If you are experiencing vertigo (a feeling of spinning), this is often due to a problem in the inner ear. If you are also passing out, this probably means that your symptoms are being caused by something outside the inner ear, or you may possibly be experiencing two separate problems, an inner ear problem and a problem arising from elsewhere. ...Read more
Migraine-associated vertigo, can this cause severe lightheadedness as opposed to actual spinning or dizziness ?
Sure it can: While the most traditional & specific definition of what is known as vertiginous migraine or as you say "Migraine-associated vertigo" is that of actual vertiginous sensations or spinning/whirling/tumbling/moving feeling either followed by or preceded by migraine headaches there's nothing that says that a person couldn't simply have an event of lightheadedness or disconnected feeling & headaches. ...Read more
Many things: Sometimes stomach discomfort can cause what is known as a vagal response, which while not dangerous, can cause low blood pressure and dizziness. The greatest concern would be if the heart burn was related to blood loss, which could also cause dizziness. A great many things not related to the digestive tract can also cause dizziness. ...Read more
Poor circulation: Even though dizziness is a no-descrpt, non-medical term, no matter what your personal definition is, the combination of "dizziness" & visual blackout indicates inadequate blood flow to the occipital cortex in the back of the brain. Many causes for this exist, most common of which are cardiac problems, low blood pressure, and migraine. ...Read more
Sort of: There are many causes of dementia, including some we don't normally think of, such as vitamin deficiency, stroke, or brain tumor. Some of these diseases can cause dizziness in addition to dementia. More typically, dizziness does not accompany dementia. Dizziness can be a separate problem from dementia, or might help pinpoint an underlying cause for both. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: However the nerve that is injured that would cause dizziness is either in the head or in the brain stem. So unless these areas were injured unlikely that dizziness is associated with pinched nerve. Some people who have a lot of pain, can have a vasovagal response in which the body is trying to cope with the pain and can cause you to feel sick to your stomach, dizziness or feeling of passing out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Constant nausea from unknown cause. Also feeling off balanced/slight dizzy. Phenergan (promethazine) helps both. What could cause these symptoms? Inner ear problem?
Nearsightness: Is some cases when you are staring at something for long periods of time, it can cause lightheadedness. Nearsightedness will also cause headaches if not corrected. See you eye doctor to get your eyes checked and corrective lenses fit to your vision levels. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more
No: Lightheadedness is a central (brain) problem caused by decreased oxygenation to the brain and caused by a variety of diseases. Vertigo, on the other hand, is a perception that the room is spinning around and is usually but not always an inner ear (vestibular inner ear) problem. An ENT doctor can help you. ...Read more
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