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Does meniere's disease involve vertigo and dizziness?

Does meniere's disease involve vertigo and dizziness?

Yes.: Meniere's disease often involves vertigo - the sensation that you or the environment is moving- and changes in hearing. ...Read more

Dr. Jed Kwartler
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Meniere's Disease (Definition)

A disorder of the inner ear that causes episodes in which you feel as if you're spinning (vertigo), and you have fluctuating hearing loss and ringing in your ears. ...Read more


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Can menieres disease cause ear pressure?

Can menieres disease cause ear pressure?

Yes: Ear pressure or "aural fullness" is one of the classic symptoms of meniere's disease. ...Read more

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Can chiari malformation cause menieres diseaease?

Can  chiari malformation cause menieres diseaease?

No relationship.: No, arnold chiari malformation cannot cause meniere's disease. Meniere's disease is an inner ear disorder, whereas a chiari malformation is a brain condition. A chiari malformation occurs when the bottom of the brain (the brainstem) extends below the opening of the skull. ...Read more

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Does meniere's disease cause depression?

Does meniere's disease cause depression?

Not directly : Depression is not caused by menieres disease but it may cause you to become depressed. There is a difference. Most patients with menieres disease don't suffer from depression. Some patients, however, are so bothered by their menieres symptoms that it makes them sad and ultimately depressed. Any chronic illness can lead to depression even though it may not directly cause it. ...Read more

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Is meniere's disease hereditary?

Is meniere's disease hereditary?

To a small extent.: Meniere's may be due to multiple factors. Theories do include a genetic predisposition, as patients with the disease and a family history have an earlier age of onset and more severe symptoms from one generation to the next. Other theories include fluid build-up in the inner ear due to blockage, a viral infection, and an autoimmune condition. As such, most cases are not familial. ...Read more

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What causes meniere's disease?

What causes meniere's disease?

Wish I knew: Any kind of insult to the inner ear might do it, but no single problem predictably causes meneire's. In many cases a viral inner ear infection damages an area of the inner ear that leads to a change in how electrolytes are handled in those tissues. That leads to accumulation of fluid in the inner ear, which leads to the spells and hearing loss. Allergy can play a role. ...Read more

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Does huntington disease cause headache?

Does huntington disease cause headache?

Not primarily: Headache is not a core component of huntington's chorea, but no reason why a co-morbidy of migraine, or side effects of medication could not cause headache. ...Read more

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Does huntington disease cause headache?

Does huntington disease cause headache?

Tension Headaches: Indirectly yes. Spasms in the neck from Huntington's disease can cause headaches from tense muscles that insert on the skull. These tension headaches are managed with massage, physical therapy, muscle relaxers and Botox injections. ...Read more

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Is meniere's disease infectious?

Is meniere's disease infectious?

Meniere's disease: Meniere's disease in not caused by an infection, nor is it contagious. The specific cause of meniere's is not known, although there is commonality of finding of inner ear fluid build-up in patients suffering from meniere's. ...Read more

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Vertigo an effect of cerebrovascular disease?

Vertigo an effect of cerebrovascular disease?

Could be if it were: Peripheral vertigo are more commonly seen which is caused by inner ear problem. Central vertigo could be caused by cva. Vertigo alsoc could be presentation of a migraine headache. ...Read more

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Can Parkinson's disease cause visual hallucinations?

Can Parkinson's disease cause visual hallucinations?

Yes: Visual hallucinations are commonly seen in parkinson's disease. With one recent study suggesting in the range of 40% experiencing visual hallucinations. ...Read more

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Does huntington disease cause migrane?

Does huntington disease cause migrane?

Not typically.: However, if you read about symptoms associated with Huntington's disease, the list is incredibly long. It seems that Huntington's disease gets blamed for everything. Headache is on that list, but not specifically migraine. ...Read more

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Could meniere's disease just cause temporary hearing loss?

Could meniere's disease just cause temporary hearing loss?

Yes: In the early stages of Meniere's disease, if you truly have that problem, the hearing loss is fluctuating. As times goes on, the hearing loss may become progressively worse. The other 2 symptoms of Meniere's disease are episodic vertigo that usually lasts for hours and roaring tinnitus. The disease is usually unilateral. ...Read more

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What can cause positional downbeat nystagmus besides BPPV? 5mm tonsillar descent noted on MRI Headaches pulsatile tinnitus dizzy worse with pressure

What can cause positional downbeat nystagmus besides BPPV? 5mm tonsillar descent noted on MRI Headaches pulsatile tinnitus dizzy worse with pressure

Some possibilities: The list of possible causes of downbeat nystagmus that the neurologists and neuroophthalmologists think about include: Arnold-Chiari type I malformation, tumors (meningioma, cerebellar hemangioma) at the foramen magnum, demyelination, stroke, cranial trauma, drugs (alcohol, lithium, anticonvulsants), spinocerebellar degenerations, syrinx of the brainstem or upper cervical spinal cord, etc... ...Read more

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I have been dealing with multiple neurological symptoms including dizziness & vertigo. Could this be meniere's disease?

I have been dealing with multiple neurological symptoms including dizziness & vertigo. Could this be meniere's disease?

Yes: Meniere is common and can cause your symptoms however i suggest you start with a good internist that can rule out other cardiac hormonal blood issues first. ...Read more

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For 1 yr. I've had chronic dizziness, shakiness, tinnitus, weakness, fatigue, balance issues. Not vestibular or heart; poss. neurological? Thoughts?

For 1 yr. I've had chronic dizziness, shakiness, tinnitus, weakness, fatigue, balance issues. Not vestibular or heart; poss. neurological? Thoughts?

Possibly: These symptoms could be neurological or psychological, if cardiac and vestibular etiologies have been ruled out by the respective specialists. Speak with your physician, who might refer you to a neurologist. http://emedicine.medscape.com/neurology ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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