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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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I suffer from pots and often health anxiety due to my symptoms. Been suffering from neuro symptoms lately like intense dizziness that wakes me (clear mri). How would i know if it was TIA or stroke?

I suffer from pots and often health anxiety due to my symptoms. Been suffering from neuro symptoms lately like intense dizziness that wakes me (clear mri). How would i know if it was TIA or stroke?

OVERLAPING SYMPTOMS: Pots postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome can cause dizziness and syncope, and many other symptoms too many to mention symtoms of pots overlap with those of generlised anxiety disorder. It does not cause TIA or stroke.You need to be care of your doctors including neurologist and /or neuropsychiatrist do not drink alcohol and it may help if you stop smoking. ...Read more

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I have a history of traumatic brain injury and am experiencing dizziness when laying down. Is this a transient ischemic attack? Could this be a tia?

I have a history of traumatic brain injury and am experiencing dizziness when laying down.  Is this a transient ischemic attack? Could this be a tia?

Unlikely: If it only happens with laying down, it is less likely to be a tia. That being said, if the dizzines feels like spinning and is associated with weakness, numbness, difficulty speaking or seeing, you should talk to your doctor, this could be a tia. ...Read more

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I had sudden hearing loss in r ear, dizzy, sick, num in arm and leg hosp said TIA test to follow. Can this happen again when waiting for tests?

Depends on cause: Sudden hearing loss, vertigo and nausea are a triad that occur with injury to the auditory nerve/inner ear. It is unlikely to be a TIA which implies blood clot in the brain. Severe sx are generally from injury directy to the nerve - viral infection is often the cause. The arm & leg should not be involved. If they are, TIA is more likely and could recur if not treated. (antiplatelet drugs or surg). ...Read more

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I have a very slight ringing in head. I had a pressure in head followed by 10 sec vertigo and 10 min dizziness. Side head pain. Ear infection? Or tia?

I have a very slight ringing in head. I had a pressure in head followed by 10 sec vertigo and 10 min dizziness. Side head pain. Ear infection? Or tia?

Meniere's?: Some of the hallmarks of meniere's include tinnitus (ringing), vertigo (dizziness), and fullness in the ear. There can be some fluctuating hearing loss, and headache (often migraine) can coexist. This would be my first thought for you. More information can be found at http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/menieres-disease/ds00535. I would consider seeing an ENT for a hearing test and evaluation. ...Read more

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Silent migraine or tia? 26yr f 8 mos pregnant experienced sudden peripheral vision loss/blurry/double vision in rt eye. Got a little dizzy. Lasted 10 sec.

Silent migraine or tia? 26yr f 8 mos pregnant experienced sudden peripheral vision loss/blurry/double vision in rt eye. Got a little dizzy. Lasted 10 sec.

Check B.P NOW!: Have your OB md check your blood pressure to make sure that it is not elevated and causing brain swelling(edema). A 2nd cause is pituitary swelling during pregnancy which puts pressure on the optic chiasma(optic nerves crossing) which is just below the pituitary gland in the brain.. Either way notify your OB now! ...Read more

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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Transient Ischemic Attack (Definition)

Tia (transitory ischemic attack) happens when blood supply to a certain area of the brain gets cut off temporarily. This causes a neurologic deficit - weakness, numbness, visual deficit or difficulty with speech. While TIA usually resolves, it indicates that there is a problem with your heart or blood vessels that can cause ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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