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Generally no: If you are experiencing vertigo (a feeling of spinning), this is often due to a problem in the inner ear. If you are also passing out, this probably means that your symptoms are being caused by something outside the inner ear, or you may possibly be experiencing two separate problems, an inner ear problem and a problem arising from elsewhere. ...Read more
I've been told that that vertigo is dizziness that comes and goes. I've been having constant dizziness; can vertigo cause constant dizziness?
Vomiting: Vertigo is the sensation of movement when you are not moving. For most people this causes nausea and vomiting. The sensation comes from ear and brain centers that are designed for balance and orientation. When they are off kilter we sense movement and get very disoriented. The cause may be quite complex. A thorough evaluation would be appropriate. ...Read more
Dizziness: There are essentially 2 types of dizziness;lightheadedness (faintlike) and vertigo (spinning feeling). Persistent lightheadedness may be due to low blood pressure, slow heart rate, anemia, medications; persistent vertigo is usually due to disorders of the inner ear or part of the brain concerned with balance (cerebellum) or a growth in the brain. Your physician can tell you what knd of dizziness you hav. ...Read more
I have bump on the back of my head almost 2month its hurts besides I also have vertigo from last year. Is vertigo cause the bump and what should I do?
See an ENT: It is doubtful that the "bump" on the back of the head is related to vertigo. A 20 year old with true vertigo needs a thorough detailed evaluation. Either see a primary care physician first, or an ENT directly. ...Read more
The two conditions: You mention can be linked. After your doc has ruled out any medial conditions, you can see a clinical psychologist who does exposure therapy for help. Make sure you find a well trained one, e.g., who is board certified or belongs to the Exposure and Ritual Prevention organization. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Is there any real solution to the vertigo caused by Meniere Disease? I been coping with it for 6-7 months and I am growing real tired of it :)
Can vertigo cause you to feel drunk? Overwhelmed, delirious, etc. It happens every time I walk on a street that is going downward, It's a bit crooked.
The balance system works by coordinating information in your brain from the three senses used for balance: your balance organ in your inner ear, your eyes and your internal sense of position/movement in your body.
So yes, vertigo is often a result of a problem in your vestibular system. You should see an ENT specialist for testing to identify the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more
Can vertigo cause a sudden onset of dizziness and a feeling of unsteadiness? Like when ever I move my head I feel like I am swaying and when I walk I feel off balance and like I am trying not to fall.
Yes: Vertigo can do that. Please let your doctor know. ...Read more
How serious is vertigo caused by neck tightness, Is it life threatening when the only symptom is daily vertigo due to neck posture for two months now?
Very important: To see a neurologist as there may be a vascular cause for these symptoms. ...Read more
True vertigo: Is unrelated to palpitations.Get a more detailed answer ›
Would vertigo cause weakness in my left arm. I was carrying something for a period of about ten minutes with that arm and now its been weak for some hours?
Vertigo: No vertigo doesn't cause weakness in the arm. Heavy weight lift/carrying some times cause neural injury. Or stroke also causes this kind of weakness. I would suggest you to seek immediate medical help to rule out intra cranial pathology. ...Read more
I have vertigo caused by weakness in left ear combined with neck problems causing vertigo that has been ongoing for last 5 months. Can I fly?
Passenger or pilot: You have vertigo. You want to fly. If you are a pilot no you cannot. If you are a passenger then you can fly. You will need to talk to your doctor about your symptoms and medications. Travel will depend on your ability to have relief and enjoy. Fly with a conpanion and make sure to get a medical bracelet to alert others of your condition and medical allergies. ...Read more
Vertigo: This is a symptom, not a disease. It is often produced by abnormalities in the semicircular canals, the cerebellum, or associated areas and consists of a rotary sensation of you around the environment or the environment around you, or the sense that when you look down the ground is coming up to meet you. Whatever is causing this can possibly cause other symptoms. See a neurologist. Good luck. ...Read more
My ear feel pressured and I have dizziness, and headache and neck pain. I have fainted and told I have vertigo. Can vertigo cause all this?
Vertigo is a symptom: Vertigo is a symptom, not a disease. It describes dizziness in which you feel the room is spinning around you as opposed to being unsteady. There are certain processes that can cause ear pressure, vertigo, and fainting. One that comes to mind is meniere's disease (fainting in this situation is called drop attacks). A ENT visit is warranted. ...Read more
Vertigo - what causes and cures it? What is vertigo? Why would one suffer from it, and how can it be managed?
Vertigo is a word that is often confused. Many people use it interchangeably with "dizziness" so it is important to know what you mean. Sometimes people mean getting light-headed, like when you stand up too fast and feel faint. Other times people mean they have trouble keeping their balance because their coordination is disrupted. Both of those examples are not vertigo. True vertigo is the sensation that your body is spinning. Anyone can give themselves vertigo by spinning around very fast and then stopping, like on a playground toy. Under normal circumstances, the "balance" signal comes from the semicircular canals, through the vestibular nerve, and into the brainstem and cerebellum. It is your body's way of knowing if you are spinning so you can compensate.
Some people get vertigo for no apparent reason. This happens when some part of that circuit is disrupted. One type that is quite common is for tiny crystals in your semicircular canals to float around and trick the nerves. This is called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, and the spinning feeling lasts a few moments, usually provoked by turning over in the bed or something like that. It can be fixed by doing the dix-hallpike maneuver, which is really just a fancy way of rolling around to put the crystals back in place. Other types of vertigo arise from anything that is affecting that circuit: canals, nerve, brainstem, cerebellum. This can be an infection, inflammation, a stroke, a tumor...Many things. The trick is determining whether it is something bad or just a nuisance. For people that have had vertigo for years, it's usually just a nuisance and nothing to worry about. But if it is a new symptom, you should see a doctor to make sure it's nothing to worry about. ...Read more