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Can eating too much calcium cause dizziness or a buil up of crystals in inner ear and cause vertigo?

Can eating too much calcium cause dizziness or a buil up of crystals in inner ear and cause vertigo?

Don't overtake Ned's: While calcium is frequently beneficial, it like all meds, need to be taken according to necessity and proper dosing. Too much of anything is bad. ...Read more

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Vertigo (Definition)

A type of dizziness where the patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion usually due to a dysfunction of the inner ear apparatus. It can be associated with nausea, vomiting and an unsteady gait. Vertigo is classified as either peripheral (inner ear or vestibular problem) or central (injury to the balance centers of ...Read more


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What is an inner ear disturbance and could it cause dizziness?

What is an inner ear disturbance and could it cause dizziness?

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

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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Checklist)

Avoid driving while you have symptoms
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Wear shoes without heels
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Can inner ear disorders cause dizziness?

Can inner ear disorders cause dizziness?

Yes: Your inner ear is responsible for balance and hearing. Any condition affecting the inner ear can affect these two fucntions. ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or shower cap when showering)
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Use eardrops as directed
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Use Tylenol or warm compresses to minimize pain
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Does constant dizziness mean that I have an inner ear problem?

Does constant dizziness mean that I have an inner ear problem?

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

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What can cause me to be dizzy once or twice a week. could it be inner ear. should I worry?

What can cause me to be dizzy once or twice a week.  could it be inner ear.  should I worry?

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

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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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?

Symptoms: The inner ear is the place for the vestibular and hearing nerves. So, the symptoms may range from hyperacusis to hypoacusis (buzzing/ringing to decreased hearing) and balance issues (dizziness, nausea, vomiting etc.). A tumor usually produces continuous symptoms (may not necessarily be constant) unless treated. An enlarging one will make symptoms gradually worse. ...Read more

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Inner Ear (Definition)

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


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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is light-headedness, feeling like you might faint, being unsteady, loss of balance, or vertigo (a feeling that you or the room ...Read more


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