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Dizziness Inner Ear Crystals
Can eating too much calcium cause dizziness or a buil up of crystals in inner ear and cause vertigo?
The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and ...Read more
Labyrinth: The outer ear is considered the pinna, ear canal, and ear drum. The middle ear consists of three small bones with a connection to the back of the throat. The inner ear is two parts, the cochlea that contains hair cells that respond to sound waves and the labyrinth that is fluid filled and responds to movement. If this movement detector is damaged or inflammed you will feel dizzy with vertigo. ...Read more
Rocks in head: We have little rocks in our head, called otoliths. As they roll around as our head moves, they stimulate little hairs which the brain interprets so that we have a sense of balance. If the stones can't move because of fluid, pus or bacteria, our sense of balance is affected. ...Read more
My husband has dizziness issues & dr. Said it was inner ear not working at proper level. Meds. Don't work is there anything else it could be?
Dizzy: Dizziness is one of those words that can mean different things to different people. Vertigo can have one cause and lightheadedness can have another. If you are lightheaded I would recommend seeing a doctor. Vertigo will usually resolvs on its own after a week or so but see a doctor if it continues. If you are lightheaded then I would recommend seeing a doctor soon. ...Read more
Many causes: There are many causes of dizziness. Inner ear dizziness feels like spinning, and it can be dangerous but usually isn't. If it feels more like lightheadedness (faint) then dehydration or heart problems can be to blame. Many people just feel dizzy for no detectable reason. See a doctor to start figuring it out. ...Read more
I suffer from inner ear trouble and now and then it flares up and makes my head feel lighthed and dizzy. What should ido?
Try vestibular PT: This would certainly warrant treatment from an ENT or your primary care doctor, but particularly if the symptoms worsen first you want to get a definitive diagnosis of the cause of your vertigo or inner ear trouble. Vestibular pt is a branch of physical therapy where you can be taught specific maneuvers to help alleviate the dizziness and either of the above can refer you to a good one. ...Read more
Are there really definitive tests that show an inner ear fluid buildup that may result in dizziness as a main physical symtom?
Some: Tympanometry testing can tell if there is fluid in the middle ear, which can cause dizziness. The inner ear, however, is a little more involved to test as there are a number of tests to do to fully assess the inner ear as it is nearly impossible to access. There are different hearing and nerve tests that can be done, but I'm not sure one could definitively tell you there's fluid in the inner ear. ...Read more
Experiences dizziness and the feeling of being unable to stand. Doesn't feel room spinning. Travels, often jetlagged. High trigly. Inner ear issue?
Probably: Vertigo or Meniere's disease. Patient will need ENT evaluation, vertigo testing and a medical workup to include blood testing and cardiac evaluation. ...Read more
Does having a head cold cause dizziness after the cold has past? What if you don't know if you have an inner ear problem? Could a cold bring it out?
Balance organ: The inner ear contains both the organ of hearing and an older system called the vestibular system. Injury to the vestibular system usually causes the symptom of vertigo (spinning sensation). This critical system normally functions to orient your head in space and head to the rest of the body. Probably, the most common reason for an injury to this balance system is a viral infection. ...Read more
See an ENT doc: This could be meniere's disease. There are 4 symptoms that characterize this: intermittent verigo associated with pressure in the ear, ringing in the ear, and hearing loss. The episodes last less than 24 hours and are recurrent. You should see an ENT doc to accurately diagnose your condition. ...Read more
See a physician: Unfortunately, there are many conditions that can cause those symptoms, from very mild (like ear infections, sinus infections, etc.) to more serious. Balance and dizziness problems are often due to conditions in the inner ear, but not always. It also depends what you are doing at the time (rest, with activity, etc.). I would absolutely recommend seeing your physician. Best of luck to you! ...Read more
If I had a tumor in my inner ear, what would the symptoms be? Would a ear infec. With roaring& some dizziness be it? Would it be constant?
Hearing & Balance: Tumors of the inner ear are not common. The most common tumor of the ear would be an acoustic neuroma which is benign and not cancer. Most present with hearing loss - usually gradual but can be sudden. Tinnitus (abnormal sound in the ear) is possible as well. Dizziness is a very uncommon presenting symptom because these tumors usually grow very slowly the body compensates for the loss of balance. ...Read more
If I'm not having any ear problems, and no spinning room, just dizzy headed when lowering my head and off balance, could it still be inner ear disease?
Yes: Usual commercial aircraft have cabin pressures that are the same as on the ground. During takeoff and landing these pressures may change, but you can use decongestants, nose sprays, and clearing methods to keep the pressures stable. Yawning helps to open the inner ear, and chewing gum may also help. As your doctor for medication to take just before takeoff and landing to help. ...Read more
Do you feel motion: If your dizziness is a lightheaded feeling or the feeling you might faint it might be due to your blood pressure or heart rhythm. Dizziness that is more a feeling that you are moving or things around you are moving is more accurately called "vertigo" and should be worked up by an ENT doctor or a neurologist. If you have not had a good physical examination by your primary care doctor you should 1st. ...Read more
I am 41 years old & in good health. I've been getting that "inner-ear, " dizzy feeling after I eat lots of sugar.?
Dizziness: That is a difficult problem to assess with limited information about you and your health. Dizziness can involve infectious causes, metabolic (eg thyroid disorders, diabetes) causes, neurologic sources, visual disturbances, cardiovascular causes, and inner ear problems to name a few sources. ...Read more
Head is dizzy but most of time feels a lil weird. My ears have been hurting so I cleaned them with periode. How does inner ear make u dizzy? Suggesti?
Many causes: The many causes include migraines, hypotension, BPPV, Meniere's, vestibular neuronitis, labyrinthitis, medications, tumor, stroke, hypoglycemia, endocrine condition, anxiety, etc. See your physician to discuss and to undergo a physical examination. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/dizzinessandvertigo. Html ...Read more
I've been feeling dizzy, headaches & tired for 4 months my dr thinks its related to my inner ear but I don't know if I agree. Any other possibilites or tests?
Dizziness: Dizziness is a somewhat non-specific term. Inner ear problems that cause dizziness are often likely to felt as vertigo, meaning a sense of spinning or turning in space, or unsteadiness like trying to walk on the deck of a moving ship. Dizziness from a heart problem, such as low blood pressure, is more often like a feeling of faintness, of nearly passing out. ...Read more
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
I was told I had an inner ear problem. Since then I have been getting dizzy during exercise. Could inner ear problems cause this? I also sweat a lot.
Dr had me stop bystolic (nebivolol) b/c I dieted and lost 50 lbs. My BP is fine now but I still get headrushes/see white/dizzy when I stand up. Maybe inner ear?
? orthostatic hypoT:
Congratulations on losing weight
your symptoms sound like orthostatic hypotension, a drop in blood pressure when you stand up. Ask your doc to check your BP when you are lying ; after standing to confirm.
This is a common symptom of adrenal fatigue- see http://bit. Ly/16blg0r
phentermine can cause dizziness ; adrenal stress. Herbs and supplements can help; consider consulting a holistic doctor. ...Read more
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