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Managing Vertigo Dizziness
Experiencing unusual dizziness, not like vertigo, which I’ve had before. My head feels like it’s heavier than normal and my balance is affected.
Variable : If secondary to inner ear otolithic dysfnction, an epley maneuver by a skilled physical therapist may help. An endolymphatic fistula may spontaneously close or may benefit from surgical repair. Vertigo can be associated with migraine and cerebrovascular disease, and requires expert treatment. Motion sickness can respond to ginger root. An otolaryngologist can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In most cases yes: If feeling of faintness is not considered dizziness, then dizziness and vertigo can be same. We should think of this as syndrome in which one or more symptoms may coexist. These are lightheadedness, spinning, tilting, falling, nausea, vomiting, loss of balance and these are triggered by change of head or body position such as bending or getting up from bed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: Vertigo is a sensation of you or your environment spinning. This implies dysfunction in the balance system, from brainstem to inner ear. Obviously many causes including toxins, drugs, infection, brain injury, stroke, tumor, irritating blood vessels, congenital anomalies & many, many more. Dizziness is a vague, ill-defined term which has therefor a much broader range of possible causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Motion: It should be clear that dizziness and vertigo are symptoms not diagnoses. Most people come to my clinic complaining of dizziness and it can mean many things: spinning, imbalance, lightheadedness... Dizzy is defined as the feeling of spinning. Vertigo is the subjective feeling if motion such as spinning, waves, etc. It really takes a discussion to interpret what someone is feeling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: This depends on the person sometimes, but from an ENT stance, dizziness is considered an off-balanced, off-kilter, light-headed or floaty sensation. There is an unsteadiness but not motion in one direction. Vertigo is generally a true sensation of motion. The person feels like he/she is spinning in one direction. The person feels like she/he is on a merry-go-round- implies an inner problem. ...Read more
Get evaluated: Discuss your symptoms with the primary care doctor to have a complete work up done. Good luck! ...Read more
Sounds like: Meniere's disease. Consult with a neurologist or ENT specialist. Sometimes, this condition is difficult to treat. ...Read more
See your doctor : Antivert (meclizine) is often prescribed. Sometimes a low dose of a benzodiazepine such as Valium 2.5mg is used. However, Valium can be habit forming and can cause memory problems. Talk to your doctor and make sure the diagnosis is accurate. Sometimes a referral to ENT or Neurology is needed for diagnostic clarification. Unfortunately, chronic vertigo can be difficult to treat. It can be due to a virus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been told that that vertigo is dizziness that comes and goes. I've been having constant dizziness; can vertigo cause constant dizziness?
It's been 4 days now that I have been experiencing sever dizziness and vertigo. Especially when I wake up in the morning or when I stand up.
See doctor: There are many things that can cause dizziness and vertigo. It could be inner ear problem, anemia or more serious problems with your heart or lungs. See a doctor and make sure it is nothing serious. Make sure you are drinking at least 2 liters of water daily and getting enough sleep. ...Read more
While sitting and watching television I suddenly was hit with a wave of vertigo (dizziness, room spinning) I'm a fit 28yo male in excellent health.
Brother has experienced dizziness for 5 mos. All tests normal. Diagnosis was vertigo. Getting worse. Prescribed meclizin. Not helping. Any thoughts?
If all other workup: Is negative, and its not heart either, there are some unusual things that can cause dizziness, including cervical paraspinal spasm and ear accumulation. Ask doc to check his ear canals (if they haven't) and also see if he has any hypertonic musculature in his neck. If he does, consider manipulation or massage and see if it helps. Have they done the dix hall pyke maneuver on him? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm taking ginger and wild indigo for vertigo and dizziness it helped me but now it's not helping can you explain please why and are there other herbs?
22, Having very mild case of vertigo for a few days now. Vertigo is common in my family. Is this anything serious, how can I alleviate the dizziness ?
Epley maneuvers: If this is benign positional vertigo, consider using Epley maneuvers in order to treat. ...Read more
It is possible: If you chew too frequently, it's possible to develop TMJ(temporomandibular joint) dysfunction syndrome, which can be associated with the sensation of dizziness. If you are worried about this, avoid chewing gum for the next week or two and see if your symptoms resolve. If they don't or in the meanwhile get worse, I would encourage you to see your doctor. Best of luck. ...Read more
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