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What causes meniere's disease?

What causes meniere's disease?

Wish I knew: Any kind of insult to the inner ear might do it, but no single problem predictably causes meneire's. In many cases a viral inner ear infection damages an area of the inner ear that leads to a change in how electrolytes are handled in those tissues. That leads to accumulation of fluid in the inner ear, which leads to the spells and hearing loss. Allergy can play a role. ...Read more

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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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What causes Parkinson's disease?

What causes Parkinson's disease?

Unknown: The cause of parkinson disease is unknown. It appears that the cause of parkinson disease leads to the depletion of Dopamine in the subtantia nigra in the brain that is responsible for the symptoms of the disease. ...Read more

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What usually causes alzheimer's disease?

What usually causes alzheimer's disease?

Unknown: That is a billion or trillion dollar question. We know that when people have Alzheimer's parts of their brains die off in a certain order and cause specific symptoms. A myeloid plaques and tau tangles are found in people's brains. But we still don't know exactly what triggers the disease. ...Read more

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What usually causes alzheimer's disease?

What usually causes alzheimer's disease?

Nobody knows: In most cases, it is not clear what are the causes of alzheimer's disease. In some cases, the cause is an abnormal gene but that is true in only about 5% of people with alzheimer's disease. ...Read more

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Does meniere's disease involve vertigo and dizziness?

Yes.: Meniere's disease often involves vertigo - the sensation that you or the environment is moving- and changes in hearing. ...Read more

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Does meniere's disease cause depression?

Does meniere's disease cause depression?

Not directly : Depression is not caused by menieres disease but it may cause you to become depressed. There is a difference. Most patients with menieres disease don't suffer from depression. Some patients, however, are so bothered by their menieres symptoms that it makes them sad and ultimately depressed. Any chronic illness can lead to depression even though it may not directly cause it. ...Read more

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What causes Lyme disease?

What causes Lyme disease?

Borrelia burgdorferi: This spirochete bacterium is transmitted by the bite of an ixodes tick. ...Read more

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What causes Alzheimer's disease?

What causes Alzheimer's disease?

Unknown at present: Alzheimer's disease is one type of dementia, conditions marked by of decline in cognitive status & because of problems functioning.In spite of continuing research at this time exact cause is not known but greatest risk factor is old age & some forms run in families. Sometimes other conditions such as depression or low sodium can mimic symptom or worsen QOL so a careful diagnosis is first step. ...Read more

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Can menieres disease cause ear pressure?

Can menieres disease cause ear pressure?

Yes: Ear pressure or "aural fullness" is one of the classic symptoms of meniere's disease. ...Read more

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Does huntington disease cause headache?

Does huntington disease cause headache?

Not primarily: Headache is not a core component of huntington's chorea, but no reason why a co-morbidy of migraine, or side effects of medication could not cause headache. ...Read more

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Does huntington disease cause headache?

Does huntington disease cause headache?

Tension Headaches: Indirectly yes. Spasms in the neck from Huntington's disease can cause headaches from tense muscles that insert on the skull. These tension headaches are managed with massage, physical therapy, muscle relaxers and Botox injections. ...Read more

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What causes positional vertigo?

What causes positional vertigo?

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 more

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What causes central vertigo?

What causes central vertigo?

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 more

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Does Parkinson's disease usually cause many symptoms?

Does Parkinson's disease usually cause many symptoms?

But, Rx Available!!!: Dopamine meds are mainstay of treatment. Modern therapy recommends longer lasting, milder potency meds first: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro). After they've been maximized & stronger meds are needed to adequately manage symptoms, then sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together) are begun. Tailor rx with side effects in mind for each person. ...Read more

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What causes wilson's disease?

What causes wilson's disease?

Genes: Wilson's disease is due to mutations in the wilson disease protein (atp7b) gene. Wilson's - konovalov's disease or hepatolenticular degeneration is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder in which copper accumulates in tissues like the liver and cornea; this manifests as neurological or psychiatric symptoms and liver disease. It is treated with medication and sometimes liver transplant. ...Read more

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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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What causes vertigo?

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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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What causes vertigo?

What causes vertigo?

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

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Can vertigo be caused from anxiety disorders?

Can vertigo be caused from anxiety disorders?

Yes it can.: There are evidence that it can. The neuro-anatomical pathways for vertigo, depression and anxiety are similar pathways in the brain stem, mid brain and higher centers of the brain. ...Read more

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Why is it that dizziness is listed as a symptoms of many connective tissue diseases but mds don't know cause? What is the likely cause is most cases?

Why is it that dizziness is listed as a symptoms of many connective tissue diseases but mds don't know cause? What is the likely cause is most cases?

Some possibilities: Include low blood pressure, tumor or viral labyrinthitis. I have also found when those are ruled out it is possible for pressure from the lower jaw bone of the TMJ to put pressure on the inner ear and cause some dizziness. You should see and ENT to rule out other middle ear problems. ...Read more

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What brain diseases can cause dizziness and it being only symptom?

What brain diseases can cause dizziness and it being only symptom?

The inner ear.: Dizziness is a difficult term. Most people mean the room is spinning around them when 'dizzy'. Moving usually makes it worse. If that is what you are feeling, you likely have an inner ear disorder such as labyrinthitis or BPPV Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, if there are no other symptoms. Meniere's is another but usually has tinnitis & hearing loss with the episodes. See an ENT doctor ...Read more

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What disease could cause cyanosis, increased aggression, and dizziness?

What disease could cause cyanosis, increased aggression, and dizziness?

Needs study: Although many possible scenarios can be imagined as a cause, the possibilities include several serious posibilities. Example: drug-induced changes causing all 3 symptoms. Get it checked out by your physician. ...Read more

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I'm 24 Yrs old male. Dizziness nd Vomiting. What can be causes for this any type of infection/disease/ect??

I'm 24 Yrs old male. Dizziness nd Vomiting. What can be causes for this any type of infection/disease/ect??

Many possibilities: There are many causes of dizziness and vomiting. These could include inner ear issue like vertigo, withdraw from medications, infection with viruses or bacteria coupled with dehydration, or a gi problem like reflux or ulcer coupled with anemia. Make sure that you are drinking enough fluid. Stick to a bland diet. You can try Emitrol or pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) briefly. Seek care if not better quickly. ...Read more

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Can the systemic inflammation from undifferentiated connective tissue disease cause intermittent dizziness ?

Can the systemic inflammation from undifferentiated connective tissue disease cause intermittent dizziness  ?

Inflammatory disease: Sounds like you have been given the dx of fibromyalgia. Otherwise, you have a very vague problem which is questionable in its diagnosis. You are much more likely experiencing vertigo due to the serious medications you are on versus systemic inflammation. Both Plaquentil and Cymbalta (duloxetine) are well known for causing vertigo. I would suggest talking with your rheumatologist about alternate drug treatment. ...Read more

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I had vertigo a few days before my period. Can premenstrual dysphoric disorder or pms cause this because now I don't have it?

Vertigo may vary: Vertigo should feel like movement when you do not move- it may be spinning, falling, a rocking sensation, etc. It may be caused by benign changes of the inner ear. Sometimes there are more serious causes. PMDD normally is not associated with this symptom. Symptoms of vertigo may come and go- it commonly varies in this way. ...Read more

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I had a sudden blackout in vision, but no dizziness, and it happened around 3-5 seconds...What causes it?Eye disease?Well both of my eyes has myopia

I had a sudden blackout in vision, but no dizziness, and it happened around 3-5 seconds...What causes it?Eye disease?Well both of my eyes has myopia

Blood pressure: Sudden changes in blood pressure from laying down to standing up can do this but so can clots are narrowing of arteries. Please get checked by both your internist and eye doctor. ...Read more

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Could ischemic heart disease be diagnosed and treated. Could it be that type of disease cause dizziness , severe headaches ?

Could ischemic  heart  disease be diagnosed and treated. Could it be that type of disease cause dizziness , severe headaches ?

C Below: Ischemic heart disease can present in many ways. A typical scneario would be oppresive chest pain, lasting minutes, relieved by rest or nitroglycerin. In diabetics presentation might be different. Considering your risk factors are important in this case HTN, Low HDL, High LDL, Age, Family HX, Smoking ...Read more

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What neurological disease can cause forceful/fast hearbeat, weakness, fasciculations, memory issues, weight loss, off balance/dizziness and restlessness? I'm sure many but would like a general idea.

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What neurological disease can cause forceful/fast hearbeat, weakness, fasciculations, memory issues, weight loss, off balance/dizziness and restlessness? I'm sure many but would like a general idea.

May be Hyperthyroid: Hyperthyroidism is a possible cause of many of the symptoms you describe. I suggest you get a blood test of your TSH, and free and total T3 (liothyronine) and T4. Also, check your body temperature (may be elevated). ...Read more

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Does Auto Immune Inner Ear Disease always cause major hearing loss or can it just cause dizziness? How do you test for AIED?

Does Auto Immune Inner Ear Disease always cause major hearing loss or can it just cause dizziness? How do you test for AIED?

AIED: causes sensorineural hearing loss. In addition to complaints of hearing loss, nearly half of autoimmune sensorineural hearing loss patients report other vestibuloauditory symptoms including aural fullness, tinnitus, lightheadedness, and vertigo. There is no single diagnostic examination or laboratory study. History and physical with an audiogram and some lab studies can be very useful. ...Read more

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Is mastoid disorder cause fatigue & passing out & extremely dizziness?

Mastoiditis: It really depends. You have not given enough detail about your mastoid disorder. If you had a chronic infected mastoid, it is possible that it could cause some inner ear disturbance. However, this is a condition that needs a careful ear exam and possibly imaging with a CT scan. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more