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What causes central vertigo?

What causes central vertigo?

See below: Central vertigo comes from some injury to the central part of the cerebellum or those parts of the brain or brainstem involved in balance maintenance. Stroke, tumor, ms, paraneoplastic syndromes, degenerative conditions, etc. Are causes. Central vertigo doesn't come from the inner ear. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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What is the difference between vertigo and central vertigo?

What is the difference between vertigo and central vertigo?

Vertigo: Central vertigo refers to vertigo caused by a brain injury or disorder. Peripheral vertigo refers to vertigo usually caused by a disorder of the inner ear. ...Read more

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I have diagnosed with central Vertigo. Is there anything I can do to help it?

I have diagnosed with central Vertigo. Is there anything I can do to help it?

Neurology: Central vertigo is due to a disease in the central nervous system. Please consult with a Neurologist immediately for MRI in the ER and then further evaluation including tests for anemia, serum glucose, and electrolyte disturbances.
Full history and exam needed immediately. Dramamine can help until then. ...Read more

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What are the difference in symptoms between peripheral vertigo and central vertigo?

What are the difference in symptoms between peripheral vertigo and central vertigo?

Check the attachment: Typically if the vertigo is constant, severe, unrelenting I would recognize it to be central. See the attached table/picture for more completeness. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed after vng tests with central vertigo on my left side and peripheral vertigo on the right. Could this be a false reading?

I was diagnosed after vng tests with central vertigo on my left side and peripheral vertigo on the right. Could this be a false reading?

Repeat testing?: Although it is possible but unusual to have 2 different mechanisms for the vertigo, I think the tests should be repeated just to be sure since it may affect the treatment plans. ...Read more

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Central Vertigo diagnosed 6 months ago. Just found on CTA a 2mm aneurysm. Neurologist says would not cause central vertigo. Can it?

Central Vertigo diagnosed 6 months ago. Just found on CTA a 2mm aneurysm. Neurologist says would not cause central vertigo. Can it?

Depending on the: Location of the aneurism, it's possible, altho a 2 mm aneurism anywhere is unlikely to cause any symptoms. Your neurologist knows best in this case and I recommend you trust their knowledge and advise. Hope this helps.

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I am getting a brain mri after being diagnosed with central vertigo on my left side and peripheral on the right (from vng). What can expect to see?

I am getting a brain mri after being diagnosed with central vertigo on my left side and peripheral on the right (from vng). What can expect to see?

Responses: Since I have no additional information, cannot comment accurately about your MRI indication. But not sure that your VNG represents correlative findings unless you suffered a head injury, and if so the MRI might display signs of brain injury, such as axonal shearing. Suggest Concierge visit to provide advice after all data is amassed. ...Read more

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Potential for episodic mild central vertigo to be the lone presenting symptom of a brain tumor? Only symptom & dr wants CT/MRI. Neuro exam perfect.

Potential for episodic mild central vertigo to be the lone presenting symptom of a brain tumor? Only symptom & dr wants CT/MRI. Neuro exam perfect.

Possibly: Vertigo can have many reasons the most common being BPV : benign positional vertigo. .. Obtaining MRI or CT to rule out other causes such as tumor etc is a wise idea specially if the vertigo is significant and has lasted a while. . ...Read more

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How to tell if dizziness is caused by ear (peripheral) or brain (Central)? Are there any telltale signs?

Dizzy ness: There are many ways your neurologist or ENT can tell. Do you have any other ear- related symptoms? Fullness, ringing, hearing loss? Is it positional? Does it fatigue? The management is different depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Had Electronystagmogram test for dizziness and it resulted in normal everything. Does this mean I have central dizziness and no inner ear problem?

Had Electronystagmogram test for dizziness and it resulted in normal everything. Does this mean I have central dizziness and no inner ear problem?

Normal ENG: Depends. The ENG test is abnormal if during the test you are symptomatic. If you were symptomatic during the test and the test is normal, then the cause of your vertigo is central. ...Read more

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What is vertigo?

What is vertigo?

Dizziness: Vertigo is a medical term describing a symptom. It is characterized as a sensation of spinning. So, if you go to your doctor and say you are spinning and dizzy and he/she says you have vertigo, all they have done is give a fancy medical name to what you just described. The thing to always ask, and should be explained, is that the vertigo is caused by "x". Vertigo is a symptom of many condition. ...Read more

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What is vertigo?

What is vertigo?

Dizziness: It is the sensation that the room is spinning around you. Its generally due to a problem with the inner ear. There are some simple head tilt maneuvers that can deal with this, along with some medication. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is vertigo?

What is vertigo?

Dizziness: Vertigo is a sensation of movement or dizziness when you have no reason to be. Image how you feel as a kid when you would quickly spin and then stop. Now image you feel that way without control or whenever you close your eyes. ...Read more

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What causes vertigo?

What causes vertigo?

Many possible reason: There are many possible reasons for the symptom of vertigo, which is defined as a spinning sensation (or the sensation of the world spinning around you). Most but not all of these causes have to do with the inner ear. ...Read more

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What causes vertigo?

What causes vertigo?

Vertigo: The inner ear send signals to the brain with regards to motion or rotation. Either the inner ear is sending signals erroneously or the nerve that travels from there to the brain is inflamed or irritated. Most of the time symptoms will resolve. If you are not getting any better then see your dr. As there are other causes. ...Read more

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How to cure vertigo?

How to cure vertigo?

Depends on cause: Since there are many disorders which are associated with vertigo, cannot give one answer, but many OTC meds such as dramamine (dimenhydrinate) or meclizine may be useful for symptoms. Persistent vertigo needs full evaluation, and would start with otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What causes vertigo?

What causes vertigo?

Many things cause it: Vertigo refers to inner ear issue that involves the balance system. So anything that can affect the inner ear or the nerves associated with that area or the area of the brain involved in the control of that system can cause vertigo.

Inner ear or middle ear infection can cause vertigo. Nerve dysfunction can cause it and in extreme cases the stroke in the area of brain concerned with balance can. ...Read more

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What to do for vertigo?

What to do for vertigo?

Depends how long: Acute vertigo from a viral illness is best treated by Prednisone and valium. I am not a big fan of Antivert (meclizine) preferring Valium or other meds like it. Long term vertigo is best treated with vestibular rehabilitation therapy. Vertigo that occurs only when moving your head while in bed can be treated by a procedure to reposition loose calcium deposits. Any question see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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How is vertigo treated?

How is vertigo treated?

Depends on cause: Most acquired vertigo is due to inflamation of the middle ear apparatus and steroids help a great deal in my opinion. Vertigo can also be caused by specific stroke types or migraines, and at times even epilepsy! need to determine what type, which neurologists are trained to do. ...Read more

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What is visual vertigo?

Vretigo from vision: Some people, myself included, can get vertigo and dizzy from looking at things that are moving rapidly. An example of this are the high definition video games that people play. If the characters in the game move rapidly from place to place, up and down, it can make you dizzy and nauseous. Reading your cell phone in the car can also make you very dizzy. The eyes are hard wired into the inner ear. ...Read more

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What is random vertigo?

Comments: Not familiar with term "random", but maybe you mean to ask about paroxysmal vertigo, which can occur suddenly, with or without a migraine headache, and be present for a short time, and recur without warning over a period of time. ...Read more

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What can cause vertigo?

What can cause vertigo?

Long list: There is a long list of causes of vertigo.
It could be due to a virus, medication, or other complex processes. Hard to answer your question in detail without a good history and physical. Set up an appointment with your pcp for workup of the cause and management of symptoms. ...Read more

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How does one get vertigo?

How does one get vertigo?

False motion: Vertigo is a sense of false motion. It can be caused by a problem in your inner ear (peripheral vertigo) or by a problem in the brainstem (central vertigo). The inner ear has 3 separate balance canals that help keep your balance in space during movement. The brainstem is responsible for processing all the information from both inner ears, your eyes, and your muscles to help with balance. ...Read more

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What to take for vertigo?

What to take for vertigo?

Find out cause first: Meds may not be the best thing for you depending on the cause of vertigo. If this is bppv you might do better with repositioning maneuvers or exercises. If this is a stroke you would be better off with treatment in the emergency department. Generally meds work well though. Dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) promethazine, phenergan, metoclopramide, prochlorperazine, odansetron, etc. ...Read more

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What can I do for vertigo?

What can I do for vertigo?

Many: Options include vestibular therapy. Other options include medicines like antivert (meclizine). You may try brandt darrof exercises. ...Read more

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What can I do for vertigo?

What can I do for vertigo?

First see doctor: You need to find the cause of the vertigo. This can be serious so get a diagnosis and then a treatment plan ...Read more

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Does vertigo go on its own?

Depends: Sometimes vertigo can go away on its own but it sertainly depends on the cause of the vertigo. In the case of being paroxysmal intermittent vertigo- which is one of the more common causes it can go away on its own. Generally you need to see a doctor to determine the cause of vertigo. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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