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How do I know if I have vertigo?

How do I know if I have vertigo?

your symptoms: Sensation of spinning, room tilting, floor coming towards you, ceiling tilting, episodic feeling of lightheadedness, feeling of something rushing in the head, are symptoms of vertigo. In severe state there is nausea, vomiting and poor balance. Unsteadiness can occur with even mild vertigo. Symptoms are often triggered by head and or body movements. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Spinning Sensation (Definition)

Vertigo is a clinical finding where one is standing still but feels like the room is in motion, spinning around him. Vertigo is ...Read more


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How do I know if I have vertigo, if so how do you get diagnosed and what is it?

How do I know if I have vertigo, if so how do you get diagnosed and what is it?

Movement: Vertigo is an hallucination of movement. It is caused by either inner ear vestibular disease or central brain stem disease involving the vestibular nuclei. You will know it because the room is moving or spinning and it is often associated with nausea. The treatment can be as simple as Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) OTC. If the vertigo persists see either an ENT doctor or a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have a history of passing out and getting lightheaded, dizziness, and chest pains. No one knows what is causing it. I am worried. I feel it`s getting?

I have a history of passing out and getting lightheaded, dizziness, and chest pains. No one knows what is causing it. I am worried. I feel it`s getting?

Mental Health: If all is normal on exam and with testing we must face that this may be a problem being caused by your mind. I would advise a full and thorough psychiatric evaluation as part of the work up for your problem. Something may be going on in your psyche. ...Read more

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It has been difficult finding a doctor who understands this condition and wants to help treat it. If you could help me, I would appreciate it......?

It has been difficult finding a doctor who understands this condition and wants to help treat it. If you could help me, I would appreciate it......?

You need to see a doctor.: Undoubtedly, you have experienced a lot of stress in the recent past and presently have a child to care for, which does not help. Not withstanding the possibility of a PTSD / anxiety related disorder, my recommendation is that you see any physician in your vicinity. Family Med, Internal Med, Neurologist, ENT, etc. You begin by telling them of your current poor balance, loss of coordination, dizziness and extremity numbness only. This warrants an MRI of the head. You need a physical exam and some bloodwork done. Based on your evaluation and the test results, that physician will direct you to the necessary specialist if it is indeed warranted. ...Read more

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How to know if I have vertigo or something else?

True movement: By definition, vertigo is an hallucination of movement and can be the result of injury to the balance mechanism of the inner ear or the vestibular nuclei in the brain stem. The classical symptoms are the sensation that the room is moving, or that you are moving. It is not light headedness or unsteadiness. You must have a true sense that things are moving. Can last for seconds to hours. ...Read more

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How to know if I have vertigo, if so how do you get diagnosed and what is it?

How to know if I have vertigo, if so how do you get diagnosed and what is it?

Comments: If you have vertigo, you will feel very dizzy, off balance, and likely at risk for falling. If acute and due to inner ear infection, or a stroke, nausea and vomiting will likely be present. Vertigo subjectively feels like you are whirling about, and are very unstable. Most doctors can diagnose this vestibular imbalance problem. ...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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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