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Can an EEG show that there is a vestibular dysfunction or is the diagnosis obtained from other more reliable testing?

Can an EEG show that there is a vestibular dysfunction or is the diagnosis obtained from other more reliable testing?

ENG or VNG: Ear nose and throat doctors, neurologists, and audiologists can do an ENG or VNG for this. An EEG or brain wave test may help but is usually normal. ...Read more

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Can vestibular dysfunction cause ADD? Where can I find a doctor who treats this?

Can vestibular dysfunction cause ADD? Where can I find a doctor who treats this?

No. ADHD is a : Neurodevelopmental Disorder. Diagnostic criteria = onset before age 10 of significant symptoms of inattention &/or hyperactivity that cause harmful dysfunction at home & school or work for at least 6 mos. After evaluating you for neurological & systemic illnesses that cause pain, vertigo & diminished attention span, your PCP will know if you need referrals to ENT, neurology &/or psychiatry. ...Read more

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My blood work shows CRP at 3.2 and ANA 1:320 Nucleolar pattern. I've also been recently diagnosed with significant Central Vestibular Dysfunction.

My blood work shows CRP at 3.2 and ANA 1:320 Nucleolar pattern. I've also been recently diagnosed with significant Central Vestibular Dysfunction.

Abnormal tests: Your positive CRP and ANA tests may suggest an auto immune disease. Bear in mind, that there can also be false positive results, meaning medications and other diseases can cause the same tests to come out positive. Your Central Vestibular dysfunction may or may not be related. I hope you are already following up with a rheumatologist and a neurologist. ...Read more

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Feeling weak and tired with cognitive issues. HS-CRP is 3.2 and ANA 1:320 Nucelolar Pattern. Also, Neurologists says I have Vestibular Dysfunction. ?

Feeling weak and tired with cognitive issues.  HS-CRP is 3.2 and ANA 1:320 Nucelolar Pattern.  Also, Neurologists says I have Vestibular Dysfunction. ?

You need a..........: Reflex ANA, to determine it's cause. A high sensitivity CRP of 3.2 is quite low, and suggest virutally no inflammation! You need to find out why you have the ANA checking for ds-dna, sm, rnp, SS-a, SS-b, centromere, and SCL-70 antibodies! ...Read more

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How does a vestibular processing disorder affects your balance?

How does a vestibular processing disorder affects your balance?

ENT and NEUROLOGY: balace affected inner ear such a small area any thing touching there fluid or infection can give you nausea and off balance if thats not cause see neurologist ...Read more

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What causes vestibular migraines?

What causes vestibular migraines?

Triggers: Do you mean paroxysmal vertigo or basilar migraine. Both can occur together or separately and vertigo is associated with migraine. This can be due to sensitivity of brain glutamate to external or internal triggers from genetic susceptibility. Therefore, uncover causation, and/or use preventative meds to treat the issue. ...Read more

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At what point does bilateral vestibular loss turn into bilateral vestibular failure?

At what point does bilateral vestibular loss turn into bilateral vestibular failure?

None specifically: Unless it's caused by neurologic injury or infection, vestibular loss is usually gradual. Certain tests can help determine if a person has residual vestibular function. Intense physical therapy by a specialist in this area can help affected individuals adapt to, or compensate for, the loss of vestibular function. With training, many people with vestibular failure can remain active & involved. ...Read more

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Is it normal for Meneires Disease symptoms to stop & then start up again a few years later? I'm doing Vestibular Exercise & Meclazine. Anything else?

Is it normal for Meneires Disease symptoms to stop & then start up again a few years later?  I'm doing Vestibular Exercise & Meclazine. Anything else?

Fluctuating menieres: It is common for Menieres symptoms to fluctuate with time. The treatments you are trying tend to help, although vestibular exercises are more helpful for peripheral vertigo. You may wish to consider dietary salt restriction also. For some people, it makes a big difference, and it is not harmful. ...Read more

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What is vestibular neuritis?

What is vestibular neuritis?

Vertigo: Vestibular neuritis, can be a paroxysmal, single attack of vertigo, a series of attacks, or a persistent condition which diminishes over three to six weeks. It is a type of unilateral vestibular dysfunction and may be associated with nausea, vomiting, and previous upper respiratory tract infections. It generally has no auditory symptoms, unlike labyrinthitis. ...Read more

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How is vestibular neuritis treated?

Vestibular neuritis : Treatment during the acute vertigo stage with steroids has shown to improve acute phase symptoms but not long term symptoms. Anti nausea, anti histamine, and benzodiazepines can treat the symptoms. Alongside medicine therapy vestibular exercises hasten recovery. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Vestibular nystagmus vs cerebeller nystagmus? What's the difference?

Vestibular nystagmus vs cerebeller nystagmus? What's the difference?

The origin of it: Vestibular nystagmus is caused by a disturbance in the vestibular system of the inner ear. Cerebellar nystagmus is caused by a disturbance in the cerebullum of the brain. They have very different etiologies, with cerebellar tending to be more ominous. ...Read more

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Hows vestibular neuritis diagnosed?

Hows vestibular neuritis diagnosed?

Vestibular Neuroniti: In large part, the process involves examination that can explain a lesion in one or the other balance nerves. It is not possible on clinical examination to be absolutely certain that symptoms are not actually caused by a stroke, so mistakes are possible. Nevertheless, this happens so rarely that it is not always necessary to perform MRI scans or the like very often unless symptoms persist or recur. ...Read more

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How do you treat vestibular migraine .

Verapamil: This calcium channel blocker which is traditionally used to lower blood pressure is sometimes effective for preventative treatment of vestibular migraine. ...Read more

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What is the diagnoses method for vestibular neuritis?

What is the diagnoses method for vestibular neuritis?

ENT: Would see an ENT but, audiogram and an electronystagmograpy (test to record involuntary movements of the eye) would help.. ...Read more

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Do you have any info on large vestibular aqueduct syndome?

Do you have any info on large vestibular aqueduct syndome?

Yes: Hearing loss or balance symptoms associated with an Enlarged Vestibular Aqueduct can occur when the endolymphatic duct and sac expand to fill the larger space. When EVA is associated with such symptoms, it is referred to as EVA syndrome. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: vestibular neuritis?

Labyrinthritis: Usually describes a viral infectionn of the inner ear, which causes several days of true misery, with whirling vertigo, nausea, vomiting imbalance and falling, with gradual recovery over several days to weeks. ...Read more

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How to tell what are good vestibular rehabilitation exercises?

How to tell what are good vestibular rehabilitation exercises?

Consult specialist: Particularly with vestibular rehab, one wants to have someone there with you to test exercises and your response. There are good chiropractors and physical therapists focused on this type of rehab. ...Read more