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How does sinus infections affect the inner ear leading to imbalance and dizzyness?

How does sinus infections affect the inner ear leading to imbalance and dizzyness?

Interrelated: Your sinuses and ears are connected inside your head. So sinus congestion, infection and stuffiness can affect the pressure in your ears. This in turn can cause an imbalance and dizziness. If you are suffering, get to an ENT dr. ...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


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Dr says sinus infection causing imbalance and dizzy headed. Ears feel fine. Balance good dr says. Could be another cause?

Dr says sinus infection causing imbalance and dizzy headed. Ears feel fine. Balance good dr says.  Could be another cause?

The balance system: Is located within the inner ear, within the skull/temporal bone, the part that a doctor cannot see with a scope. Any irritation of that system will set of a nasty problem with vertigo. A video nystagnmogram test can help prove or disprove this. ...Read more

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I have constant dizziness/vertigo/imbalance, r ear pain, nausea after 10 flights. I had abnormal vemp test & CT scan showing extremely thin bone on my superior sc canal. Can this cause my symptoms?

I have constant dizziness/vertigo/imbalance, r ear pain, nausea after 10 flights. I had abnormal vemp test & CT scan showing extremely thin bone on my superior sc canal. Can this cause my symptoms?

Yes: This sounds like superior semicircular canal dehiscence syndrome. For the affected ear, you can often can hear your eyes moving in your head or internal noises like creaking joints, or your heartbeat-called autophony. You can be sensitive to loud sounds. Certainly vertigo is possible. You need discuss with your doctor about whether surgery is advised. It can solve the problem quite effectively. ...Read more

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Is it possiable to have a chemical imbalance in your brain? Had a panic attack and haven't felt same. Feel mind not all there. Light head n dizzy

Is it possiable to have a chemical imbalance in your brain? Had a panic attack and haven't felt same. Feel mind not all there. Light head n dizzy

Chemical Imbalances: Chemical imbalances can be created by the way we interpret reality and our lifestyle. If you are very stressed, very anxious you can certainly create a chemical imbalance but these conditions can be treated effectively most often. Don't suffer alone, consult a mental health professional in your area. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I feel groggy and dizzy/imbalanced feeling most of the day. I suffer from panic, is this just all in my head? Normal blood pressure and ah blood drawn

I feel groggy and dizzy/imbalanced feeling most of the day. I suffer from panic, is this just all in my head? Normal blood pressure and ah blood drawn

Groggy ; dizzy?: Feeling groggy and dizzy all day is not normal, and needs medical evaluation. You list no medications for your panic, but some of these can cause groggy feeling. Alternatively, untreated anxiety can lead to dizzy and shaky feelings also. It's not "all in my head" -- your mind and body are not separate but are interwoven and affect each other. Please see your doctor for evaluation and help. ...Read more

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I feel groggy and dizzy/imbalanced feeling most of the day when standing. I suffer from panic, is this just all in my head? Normal blood pressure and ah blood drawn normal. Feel shaky too

I feel groggy and dizzy/imbalanced feeling most of the day when standing. I suffer from panic, is this just all in my head? Normal blood pressure and ah blood drawn normal. Feel shaky too

Groggy ; dizzy?: Feeling groggy and dizzy all day is not normal, and needs medical evaluation. You list no medications for your panic, but some of these can cause groggy feeling. Alternatively, untreated anxiety can lead to dizzy and shaky feelings also. It's not "all in my head" -- your mind and body are not separate but are interwoven and affect each other. Please see your doctor for evaluation and help. ...Read more

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What can cause ringing in an ear and dizziness?

What can cause ringing in an ear and dizziness?

Ringing and Dizzynes: Please see an ENT specialist or otologist for answers. There are a number of possibilities including benign tumors. Find answers! ...Read more

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Can earbuds impact wax in ears & cause dizziness?

Can earbuds impact wax in ears & cause dizziness?

Yes and no: Ear buds and especially ear plugs have the ability to press wax deeper into the ear canal. If this happens the wax may not easily fall out on its own. Despite this, dizziness is uncommon. Although some people will consider ear pressure or plugging which is common with wax impaction to feel like dizziness, true dizziness is usually characterized by imbalance, spinning, or disorientation. ...Read more

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Reasons for dizziness other than ear related causes?

Reasons for dizziness other than ear related causes?

Many others: Blood pressure and heart problems, migraines, medications, as well as ear related causes can make you feel dizzy. ...Read more

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I feel dizziness and pain in top of the head and ear?

I feel dizziness and pain in top of the head and ear?

Need neuro/ENT exam: This set of symptoms are sometimes associated with certain forms of migraines but may also reflect other types of headaches. Inner ear lesions would also need to be excluded. Most of the time, the mechanisms underlying these symptoms are not serious in nature. However, a complete neurological history and examination in this setting is highly recommended. ...Read more