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Crystals in your ear: This is usually caused by benign positional paroxysmal vertigo (bppv). A doctor can diagnose this on a physical exam and rule out other diseases. Little "crystals" in your ear that get lose and irritate sensors in your balance organ in your ear. We all have those crystals. A neurologist or ear-nose-throat doctor can re-position them with a harmless physical maneuver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many things cause it: Vertigo refers to inner ear issue that involves the balance system. So anything that can affect the inner ear or the nerves associated with that area or the area of the brain involved in the control of that system can cause vertigo. Inner ear or middle ear infection can cause vertigo. Nerve dysfunction can cause it and in extreme cases the stroke in the area of brain concerned with balance can. ...Read more
See below: Central vertigo comes from some injury to the central part of the cerebellum or those parts of the brain or brainstem involved in balance maintenance. Stroke, tumor, ms, paraneoplastic syndromes, degenerative conditions, etc. Are causes. Central vertigo doesn't come from the inner ear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Problems inner ear: Tinnitus is located usually within the inner ear auditory apparatus, but referred sounds could be due to extra cranial vasculature stenosis, or even transmitted cardiac sounds. Rarely, arteriovascular malformations cause tinnitus-like issues, and hyperthyroidism may cause venous hums. ...Read more
Yes: In my experience it can. Although vertigo is an inner ear problem and sinusitis causes middle ear problems, apparently middle ear pressure changes can sometimes effect the inner ear. Otherwise I have no way to explain the vertigo I have seen in numerous patients with sinus problems. ...Read more
Dizziness: Many things. Here is a broad category list: 1. Inner ear problems 2. Neurologic problems 3. Hormonal/metabolic problems 4. Anemia 5. Dehydration 6. Cardiovascular/circulatory problems 7. Anxiety 8. Infection 9. Autoimmune disorder so...Lots of things to look at but before any testing ordered someone should take a very comprehensive history of your symptoms to guide the testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dizziness-many cause: Dizziness is a symptom, not a diagnosis. This means many different causes of many different diseases may affect our balance, creating a lightheaded sensation, unsteadiness when changing positions, and occasionally a rotating sensation. The diagnosis in each individual is suggested most by major symptom, frequency and duration of symptom, what causes, what relieves, and presence of numerous meds. ...Read more
Lots of things!: Sorting out the significance of those symptoms depends on accompanied circumstances (precipitating events, duration, palpitations), objective findings (abnormal cardiac or neurologic exam), age (younger, older), etc. Often these may be relatively benign (if younger patient and not objective abnormalities), but may also be a harbinger of more serious underlying conditions. Talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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