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Can dementia cause dizziness?

Can dementia cause dizziness?

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 more

Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dementia (Definition)

A brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer’s disease (AD), which initially involves the parts of the brain that control ...Read more


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Is vertigo or dementia a possible cause of my not being able to hear out of my left ear? I can't hear out of my right ear as if I were descending on a flight to land but my ear never pops so the hearing hasn't come back

Is vertigo or dementia a possible cause of my not being able to hear out of my left ear? I can't hear out of my right ear as if I were descending on a flight to land but my ear never pops so the hearing hasn't come back

Hello.: Hello. You may have some dysfunction of your eustacian tube (that tube that connects the inside of the ear with the throat). This could be causing the sense of pressure in your ear and the reduction in hearing. Vertigo is more like a sense that things are spinning around you - or sometimes that things seem tilted. There is a disease in which a person can have episodes of vertigo with intermittent hearing loss.
You might want to try an oral decongestant. Afrin nasal spray can be helpful but must not be overused. It should not be used more than twice a day for 3 to 5 days (it only works for me for about 48 hours).
As for dementia, I don't see how that would fit in with ear pressure with decreased hearing. Hope this resolves quickly. If the problem becomes worse or is not resolving, get in touch with your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause dizziness?

What can cause dizziness?

See your doctor: These symptoms can't be solved in this forum. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does swinging cause dizziness?

Why does swinging cause dizziness?

Vertigo: You probably have positional vertigo. During swinging there is change of head and body position which triggers vertigo. ...Read more

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Can overmethylation cause dementia?

Can overmethylation cause dementia?

No: Dementia is usually differentiated into two types: vascular type, and non-vascular type. Vascular dementia is due to disruption in the vascular supply causing degeneration of neurons. Non-vascular dementia, such as Alzheimer's dementia, Lewy body dementia are cause by mechanisms involve amyloid plaque depositions and neurofibrillary tangles, and accumulation of Lewy body in the neuron. ...Read more

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Could certain foods cause dizziness?

Could certain foods cause dizziness?

Don't think so: Foods themselves do not cause dizziness. If you have an abnormal release of Insulin in response to certain foods then your sugar could drop suddenly causing the sense of dizziness. ...Read more

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What could be a cause of chronic dizziness?

What could be a cause of chronic dizziness?

Many causes: Difficult question. Often inner ear. Requires thorough eval because of the chronicity. ...Read more

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What're the common causes of random dizziness?

What're the common causes of random dizziness?

Ears drugs migraine: Infection or dysfunction of the ear can cause a for of vertigo and dizziness which can be severe. Medications and drugs will often have side effect of dizziness. One of the more common symptoms of migraine headaches is dizziness and nausea. Meniere's disease affects the inner ear, and Dilantin toxicity affects the cerebellum and brainstem. Ear infections can cause severe dizziness. ...Read more

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Can halls lozengers ingredients cause dizziness?

Can halls lozengers ingredients cause dizziness?

No: The active ingredient in every flavor of halls lozenges is menthol. I have never heard of menthol causing dizziness. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of dementia at 22?

What are the most common causes of dementia at 22?

Wow: It is so uncommon I guess I would say dementia from alcohol and drug abuse, vascular origin and maybe post traumatic would be most common in that age group. You can go way out and say perhaps some severe metabolic disorders like hypothyroidism might be a cause... But all these are really really uncommon. ...Read more

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What is the actural cause of dizziness or vertigo?

What is the actural cause of dizziness or vertigo?

Many causes: Vertigo is a sensation of you or your environment spinning. This implies dysfunction in the balance system, from brainstem to inner ear. Obviously many causes including toxins, drugs, infection, brain injury, stroke, tumor, irritating blood vessels, congenital anomalies & many, many more. Dizziness is a vague, ill-defined term which has therefor a much broader range of possible causes. ...Read more

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Does TMJ cause dizziness?

Does TMJ cause dizziness?

IT CAN: A tmj/tmd issue can create ear problems and dizziness. I would first consult with an ENT dr. And let them determine if the problems stem from a specific ear ailment. You may have both TMJ and ear issues. ...Read more

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What can cause dizzy spell?

Many causes: Dizzy spells can be caused by a virus, ear disorder, drop in blood pressure, heart disease, anemia, TIA and others too numerous to include. Your doctor starts with a history and physical exam then orders tests based on the most likely causes for your particular symptoms. ...Read more

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Can fixcom 4 cause dementia?

Can fixcom 4 cause dementia?

I am not: Aware of such association...LIVER FUNCTION ABNORMALITIES and Gastrointestinal irritation
are the known side effects.

Hope this helps!
Dr Z' ...Read more

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Does dizziness cause nystagmus?

Does dizziness cause nystagmus?

Maybe: Dizziness is a very ambiguous and subjective word that can mean many things. Nystagmus is an objective finding. That means, a good doc can examine a patient and determine if they have nystagmus. It means the eyes are rhythmically moving in a particular direction. The direction and speed can be useful in making a diagnosis. Not all dizziness results in nystagmus as nystagmus usually means inner ear. ...Read more

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Can hypocalcemia cause Dizziness?

Can hypocalcemia cause Dizziness?

In the extreme: Hi. You should be being treated with calcitriol and calcium for your hypoparathyroidism. If you don't take your calcium & calcitriol, your calcium can get very low, and if very low, dizziness can ensue. Be safe, treat your hypocalcemia. I recommend you run your calcium at or just below the lower limit of the normal range, so you don't have too high urinary calcium and risk kidney stones. Good luck ...Read more

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What can cause you to be so dizzy?

What can cause you to be so dizzy?

Need more informatn: First of all, are you dizzy/lightheaded, like you could faint, or do you have vertigo, like the room is spinning around you. The first is usually caused by low blood pressure from dehydration, BP meds, a heart problem, etc. The second is often caused by a problem with the balance center located in your middle ear, from allergies, a cold, or a virus that directly affects the vestibular apparatus. ...Read more

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Will too much salt cause dizziness?

It may: Especially if you already have high blood pressure. The salt will only raise your blood pressure which can be dangerous for you. ...Read more

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Can hyperglycaemia cause dizziness?

Can hyperglycaemia cause dizziness?

Yes: Yes, because when your blood sugar is high, you can become dehydrated. High blood sugar plus dizziness means it's time to go to the er. ...Read more

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What can cause someone to get dizzy?

What can cause someone to get dizzy?

Many things: "dizziness" can be caused by low blood pressure, sinusitis, viral infection, ear infection, meniere's disease, a stroke or tia, brain tumor or other CNS process, or "idiopathic" (no discernable reason). If the symptoms are persistent or severe, you should see a physician. ...Read more

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Can a pinched nerve cause dizziness?

Can a pinched nerve cause dizziness?

Yes: Any discomfort in the body can make a person worries and feels light headed. Start with your primary care doctor! ...Read more

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Can arteriosclerosis cause dementia?

Can arteriosclerosis cause dementia?

Vascular dementia: There are various types of dementia, in addition to Alzheimer's. Vascular dementia can be the result of strokes or reduced blood flow through the brain. Progressive Arteriosclerosis will restrict blood through the brain and result in dementia. Many believe that vascular dementia is under diagnosed. See your doctor for treatment to deal with this condition. ...Read more

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What would cause dizzy & shaky spells?

What would cause dizzy & shaky spells?

Low blood sugar: You must be very aware of metabolic/electrolyte problems. Low blood sugar is a very common cause of shaky/dizzy feelings. You also need to be on the lookout for signs of bleeding, such as in your stool, as a low blood count can leaving you feeling the same way. You should see your doctor and have vital signs/blood tests taken. ...Read more

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What can cause headaches and dizziness?

What can cause headaches and dizziness?

Many things: Most common would be migraine. Next would be ear and sinus infection. Bad would include brain tumor and meningitis. Medication and drug toxicity and too much alcohol can cause this. Head trauma, stress, emotional stress, lack of sleep can all result in these symptoms. Get a thorough evaluation! ...Read more

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Can a cut on your head cause dizziness?

Can a cut on your head cause dizziness?

Indirectly: If the cut results in sudden loss of blood it can. Severe associated pain may cause an autonomic reaction resulting in dizziness. If a person is of an emotional, anxious nature dizziness may be a common reaction pattern. ...Read more

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Very low glucose level causes dizziness?

Very low glucose level causes dizziness?

Commonly: When the brain is deprived of enough glucose, such as in hypoglycemia, a person gets dizzy and can even lose consciousness if blood sugar is low enough. It is a symptom which should prompt blood sugar testing to verify if indeed the cause of dizziness is from low blood sugar because so many other things can also cause dizziness. ...Read more

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How can you stop dizziness caused by ms?

How can you stop dizziness caused by ms?

See below: Make sure that dizziness is due to ms and not inner ear process. First step is prevention, use potent agent to control disorder. Vestibular rehab program with physical therapist can help. Some meds can control symptoms. Realize that ms pts have a higher frequency of migraine, and that a migraine complication of paroxysmal vertigo may be playing a role here. Consider visit to sw medical center. ...Read more

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What causes lightheadedness and dizziness?

What causes lightheadedness and dizziness?

Lots of things!: Sorting out the significance of those symptoms depends on accompanied circumstances (precipitating events, duration, palpitations), objective findings (abnormal cardiac or neurologic exam), age (younger, older), etc. Often these may be relatively benign (if younger patient and not objective abnormalities), but may also be a harbinger of more serious underlying conditions. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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