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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Vertigo (Overview)

Vertigo is a clinical finding where one is standing still but feels like the room is in motion, spinning around him. Vertigo is a type of dizziness.


Dr. David Lee
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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What causes vertigo?

Dr. David Lee
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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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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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Vertigo (Overview)

Vertigo is a clinical finding where one is standing still but feels like the room is in motion, spinning around him. Vertigo is a type of dizziness.


Dr. Matthew Goren
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
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What does it mean to have vertigo?

Dr. Matthew Goren
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
27 years in practice
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Dizziness: It's just a fancy term for a spinning sensation. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Tip)

Managing Vertigo & Dizziness

Dizziness with change from lying/sitting to standing suggests you may need more fluids. ...See more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Checklist)

Avoid driving while you have symptoms
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Wear shoes without heels
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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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House remedies to treat vertigo ... Dramamine raised BP!

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Board Certified, Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
36 years in practice
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House remedies to treat vertigo ... Dramamine 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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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Ive 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.

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Ive  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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Tip)

Managing Vertigo & Dizziness

Side to side vertigo is more common than head over heels vertigo. ...See more

Dr. Felix Brizuela
Board Certified, Neurology
27 years in practice
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How is vertigo treated?

Dr. Felix Brizuela
Board Certified, Neurology
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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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Dr. James Marx
Board Certified, Pain Management
43 years in practice
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Ask a health question...What hospital do you consider the best at treating vertigo and headaches?

Dr. James Marx
Board Certified, Pain Management
43 years in practice
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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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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Managing Vertigo & Dizziness (Tip)

Managing Vertigo & Dizziness

Get your ears checked. It's one possible cause. ...See 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


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