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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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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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Are there any treatments that would reduce vertigo?

Are there any treatments that would reduce vertigo?

Perhaps: In some inner ear syndromes, a therapist could perform an epley maneuver or a like procedure and reverse fully. Meniere's might respond to a small reservoir placement. Even over the counter items such as Meclizine or dramamine (dimenhydrinate) might be helpful sometimes, a physical therapist skilled at vestibular rehab programs can really make a difference. ...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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House remedies to treat vertigo. .. Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) raised BP!

House remedies to treat vertigo. .. Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) raised BP!

Find the cause: Before attempting treatment. There are many possible causes of vertigo and effective treatment requires identification of the cause. ...Read more

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I've had ON, vertigo, nueropathy but no lesions. Dr says ms. Why don't I have a diagnosis. He treats me for vertigo weakness etc. I justwant answers.

I've had ON, vertigo, nueropathy but no lesions. Dr says ms. Why don't I have a diagnosis. He treats me for vertigo weakness etc. I justwant answers.

Response: Cannot comment on your doctor, but seems to be profound communication issue here. Find a new neurologist. You likely do NOT have MS, but rather a different disorder affecting eye, ear, and peripheral nerves. Could even be a diabetic or thyroid issue, but B-12 deficiency or occult infection might be answer. ...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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Ask a health question...What hospital do you consider the best at treating vertigo and headaches?

Ask a health question...What hospital do you consider the best at treating vertigo and headaches?

No Best: These are not terribly esoteric conditions. You should be able to get started with a local doc. If you can't get a satisfactory answer, there are a number of centers of excellence for headache that they should be able to refer you to. You probably don't have to go far to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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Treatment for vertigo please?

Treatment for vertigo please?

Depends on cause: Symptomatic relief can come from staying still, taking meclizine, dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) valium, using a scopolamine patch. But often there is otolithic inner ear process which pt can reverse with an epley maneuver. Vertigo can be associated with migraine and cerebrovascular disease, and the underlying cause is treated. Get a diagnosis and direct therapy from there. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments that would reduce vertigo?

Perhaps: In some inner ear syndromes, a therapist could perform an epley maneuver or a like procedure and reverse fully. Meniere's might respond to a small reservoir placement. Even over the counter items such as Meclizine or dramamine (dimenhydrinate) might be helpful sometimes, a physical therapist skilled at vestibular rehab programs can really make a difference. ...Read more

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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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How to get rid of vertigo or dizziness?

Vertigo: Vertigo means spinning. Start by hydrating, avoid alcohol and see your doctor for a good check up. If that's normal see an ENT to check the ears as a cause. If that's okay then see a neurologist ...Read more

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If I have meniere's disease, should I take anti-vertigo drugs?

If I have meniere's disease, should I take anti-vertigo drugs?

Only if symptomatic: The best thing for you to do is modify your diet to prevent attacks. Meniere's disease is a problem of inner ear plumbing where too much of one type of fluid flows into the inner ear causing swelling and pressure. This fluid flow is very dependent on salt and fat. You need to stay away from salt in your diet, avoid all processed foods. Also no caffeine, alcohol or fat. Especially no smoking. ...Read more

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Does benign paroxysmal positional vertigo typically resolve on its own? What can I do to prevent it in the first place? It feels absolutely horrible.

Sometime: Bppv or vertigo is a problems with crystals in the inner ear. It can be treated with a series of manuvers called the epley manuver. There is no medicine however to prevent it from occuring. ...Read more

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What are the causes of vertigo? How can I avoid getting it in the future?

What are the causes of vertigo? How can I avoid getting it in the future?

No short answer: Vertigo has many causes such as the ear, medications, migraine, heart, neck, tia/cva. The most common are benign positional which occurs when the head becomes more or less horizontal or when turns over in bed, méničre's which lasts 30 min-24hrs and is usually with other ear symptoms, and vestibular migraine associated with typical migraine headache. Suggest you see ENT first before neurologist. ...Read more

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Vertigo started in midday. Lasting a week so far. Keeping head straight is fine. Turning head get major vertigo. Lying down gets better a bit. Help?

Vertigo started in midday. Lasting a week so far. Keeping head straight is fine. Turning head get major vertigo. Lying down gets better a bit. Help?

Probably ear issue: At your age pure positional vertigo is probably due to a peripheral vestibular problem (in the inner ear). If you have no other symptoms and the neurological examination is normal, a rather simple office procedure (vestibular repositioning) can help. In rare cases a cerebellar problem can cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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