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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.

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.

Dizzy: You MAY have an infection or something going on w/a part of your inner ear that has to do w/balance called the cochlea. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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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 you cure vertigo and dizziness?

How do you cure  vertigo and dizziness?

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 more

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It dizziness the same thing as vertigo?

It dizziness the same thing as vertigo?

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 more

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What is the actural cause of dizziness or vertigo ?

What is the actural cause of dizziness or vertigo ?

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 more

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What is the difference between dizziness and vertigo?

What is the difference between dizziness and vertigo?

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 more

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What to do if there's constant non-vertigo dizziness?

What to do if there's constant non-vertigo dizziness?

Many causes: Problems with your heart, circulation, neurological, ear, and medicines may all affect your balance. See your physician for further evaluation ...Read more

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How are vertigo and dizziness distinguished from each other?

How are vertigo and dizziness distinguished from each other?

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

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Dizziness and vertigo attack when waking up. What should I do?

Dizziness and vertigo attack when waking up. What should I do?

Get evaluated: Discuss your symptoms with the primary care doctor to have a complete work up done. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause constant dizziness\vertigo for years?

Sounds like: Meniere's disease. Consult with a neurologist or ENT specialist. Sometimes, this condition is difficult to treat. ...Read more

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What medications are available for someone with chronic dizziness from having chronic vertigo?

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 more

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I've been told that that vertigo is dizziness that comes and goes. I've been having constant dizziness; can vertigo cause constant dizziness?

I've been told that that vertigo is dizziness that comes and goes. I've been having constant dizziness; can vertigo cause constant dizziness?

Vertigo defined: Vertigo means a hallucination of movement. It is more than dizziness which does not confer a sense of motion. It is unlikely to be constant and hence you should look for another cause. Good luck to you and well wishes. ...Read more

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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. ?

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.
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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

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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.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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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.

Positional vertigo: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is caused by a problem in the inner ear. It is short lasting vertigo. If problem persist more than 1 week, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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Brother has experienced dizziness for 5 mos. All tests normal. Diagnosis was vertigo. Getting worse. Prescribed meclizin. Not helping. Any thoughts?

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 more

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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?

Medical Myths: There is very little herbs or diet can do to an infection in your inner ear causing you to feel dizzy or light headed. I would advise that you get to a doctor to look into your ears to ascertain if you do have an infection. ...Read more

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Can chewing too much gum cause vertigo/dizziness?

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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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

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Can a high level of LDL cause vertigo and dizziness ?

Not the cause: The high LDL is a reflection of poor diet that is the cause of your vertigo by its effect in brain cells. Look at your intake of sugar and sweeteners. ...Read more

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