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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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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Spinning Sensation (Definition)

Vertigo is a clinical finding where one is standing still but feels like the room is in motion, spinning around him. Vertigo is ...Read more


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What can cause severe dizziness almost vertigo, headaches, and fatigue?

What can cause severe dizziness almost vertigo, headaches, and fatigue?

A long list: Many different things can potentially cause this constellation of symptoms that you describe, including: high blood pressure, anemia, very high blood sugar, abnormal thyroid function, abnormal electrolytes, and less often neurological illness. Given how nonspecific these symptoms are, it's important you have a thorough exam and evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Can a high thyroid hormone levels be a cause of dizziness like vertigo??

Can a high thyroid hormone levels be a cause of dizziness like vertigo??

Yes: get it under control , high thyroid causes heart to race, sweats , weight loss, high bp , bone loss and more. low thyroid causes weight gain, fatigue, hair loss , high cholest. and more , see an endocrinologist if your dr . doesn't get the tsh under control it takes 6 weeks to adjust the medicine, levothyroxine. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause constant dizziness\vertigo for years?

Is there anything that can cause constant dizziness\vertigo for years?

Sounds like: Meniere's disease. Consult with a neurologist or ENT specialist. Sometimes, this condition is difficult to treat. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) usually cause dizziness or vertigo when first started? Also when getting off the drug does it cause dizziness or vertigo?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) usually cause dizziness or vertigo when first started? Also when getting off the drug does it cause dizziness or vertigo?

Both can happen: Many people report mild dizziness, or a "drugged" feeling, when first starting an ssri like zoloft (sertraline). This usually stops after a day or two, and very often by a week. If it persists or is severe, talk to your doctor. Similar symptoms can happen if zoloft is stopped too suddenly. Note: vertigo is a special kind of dizziness (the room "spins"), & is not as often associated with ssris. ...Read more

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Why does endometrosis cause dizziness and vertigo before and during your period.

Why does endometrosis cause dizziness and vertigo before and during your period.

Dizziness: I am not certain if your dizziness and that endometriosis are related to each other. Perhaps your dizziness is influenced by hormonal changes associated with your cycle. I suggest evaluation with tour physician for adequate history and physical examination to establish adequate diagnosis and treatment. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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Can a tooth infection cause dizziness or vertigo?

Can a tooth infection cause dizziness or vertigo?

In theory, yes: if bad enough to were it is causing spasms of the jaw and neck muscles, yes, it can cause dizziness ...Read more

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Can anal abscess fistula cause dizziness and or vertigo? Thanks in advance

Probably Not: If you are taking medications for the anal fistula then they may be causing symptoms. Inner ear problems often cause vertigo. Check with your treating doctor for an exam if it continues. ...Read more

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Will plug in air freshners cause dizziness or vertigo I fear smells cause this could it or is safe to use I even afraid to wear body spray help ?

Will plug in air freshners cause dizziness or vertigo I fear smells cause this could it or is safe to use I even afraid to wear body spray help ?

Dizziness: From air freshener's can occur if the odor triggers anxiety or a certain type of migraine or seizure. It's rare. The makers of these products use fragrances that are least likely to cause adverse reactions. The only way to find out is to try it. ...Read more

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I have a fear of laying flat or leaning backward in dental chair worried or will cause dizzy or vertigo I seem to get more lightheaded when I have to ?

I have a fear of laying flat or leaning backward in dental chair worried or will cause dizzy or vertigo I seem to get more lightheaded when I have to ?

Lying Down: Do you lie down when you sleep, or are you propped up with pillows? The dental chair reclines only so far, and it is less than lying down in bed. Your dentist needs access to visualize your teeth and that really can't be done while you are sitting up. Discuss your concerns with your provider. ...Read more

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Can TMJ or wisdom tooth infection cause headaches and dizziness/vertigo?

Can TMJ or wisdom tooth infection cause headaches and dizziness/vertigo?

Absolutely: Tmj can definitely cause headaches in the temple and mid- facial zone. It can cause a sense of fullness in the ears, ringing in the ears, and generalized dizziness or being off kilter. Treatment of TMJ includes heat to area, soft diet, antiinflammatories like ibuprofen, sometimes a muscle relaxant, and a night guard for the teeth.. ...Read more

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Will having fluid in ears cause dizziness or vertigo or lab Or inner ear issues ?

Labyrinthitis.: Yes, congestion in the inner ear can lead to dizziness. This is called labyrinthitis, wherein the inflammation within the inner ear affects the balance mechanism therein, causing episodes of dizziness. Treating the allergies would make the dizziness go away. ...Read more

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Had strong vertigo with vomiting and nouesea after taking Betaserc? Does mitral valve stenoses problem cause dizziness or vertigo?

Had strong vertigo with vomiting and nouesea after taking Betaserc?
Does mitral valve stenoses problem cause dizziness or vertigo?

Mitral stenosis : The most common symptom of mitral stenosis is shortness of breath due to congestion of the lungs. Often it is a symptomatic until the very late stages. Your symptoms sound like they are due to something else. You need a good physical exam and possibly X-rays medication may be a factor ...Read more

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Can anxiety really cause a feeling of dizziness or vertigo?

Can anxiety really cause a feeling of dizziness or vertigo?

Yes: Dizziness and/or vertigo are possible symptoms of anxiety, depending on the severity. Please see your doctor if this continues. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness (vertigo) when walking around a store but fine walking outside? Blood work came back fine.

What causes dizziness (vertigo)  when walking around a store but fine walking outside? Blood work came back fine.

Could be migraine: Many things can cause vertigo but in people who have a history of regular headaches and who have family members who also get headaches, vertigo can be caused by migraine. If you have a history of headaches and are experiencing vertigo that it's a good idea to see a neurologist. If no history of headaches than an ENT doctor can help. ...Read more

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I get dizzy and the room twists when on a computer or phone. What can cause dizziness/vertigo when looking at a computer or phone screen?

Visual vertigo: I have answered this question before. But the symptoms have been labeled as visual vertigo and is caused by moving the eyes back and forth for long periods of time. It is worse in the dark. You also may be benign positional vertigo which is caused by loose stones in the inner ear. Visual vertigo is more central (brain). See an neuro-otologist for a more specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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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