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What are the key features of situational vertigo?

What are the key features of situational vertigo?

Benign parox vertigo: Situational vertigo, also known as positional vertigo or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, is a fairly mild form of vertigo characterized by periodic bouts of dizziness. Though troublesome, it can be treated effectively. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Describe the features of benign positional vertigo.?

Describe the features of benign positional vertigo.?

Bpv: Lets break down the name. Benign: so it's nothing serious. Positional : meaning its triggered by a certain position, like sitting or lying down. Vertigo: commonly described as a room spinning, merry, go round feeling. ...Read more

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Are there any permanent risks in taking clonazepam at a. 5mg dose several times a month for vertigo, over several months. Periodically being the key?

Unlikely: Taking clonazepam on an as needed basis should generally not lead to any permanent adverse effects.

However, do stop taking the medication if you start to experience any allergic reaction (rash, hive, itching, swolling, trouble breathing) ...Read more

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“Hello. I was going through a very stressful situation last night and found myself gasping for air, excessive drooling, bad headache, dizziness. Normal?

“Hello. I was going through a very stressful situation last night and found myself gasping for air, excessive drooling, bad headache, dizziness. Normal?

Acute stress: The physical symptoms of stress can include those you describe. This type of reaction is not completely uncommon for some as a reaction to a powerful stressor. During stressful periods it is important to exercise good self care, and if physical symptoms continue at the level described consider a consult for evaluation and structures skill building with a provider. Be well. ...Read more

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Hi, my father is 72 years old and he have blood pressure 120/60, with a dizziness all time and fatigue ; is his situation serious?

Hi, my father is 72 years old and he have blood pressure 120/60, with a dizziness all time and fatigue ; is his situation serious?

Dizziness needs eval: The blood pressure is normal but he needs to be evaluated for the dizziness and this could be vascular or inner ear. Your physician can help clarify. He needs a medical checkup. ...Read more

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Been under stressful situations due to work. Feeling heavy fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, angry and depressed. Any clue of what might be?

Been under stressful situations due to work. Feeling heavy fatigue, shortness of breath, dizziness, angry and depressed. Any clue of what might be?

Yes -: Sounds like stress related emotional & physical symptoms. To address stress:
Talk about feelings & address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine & alcohol (or moderate). Try Qi Gong, Tai Chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, Yoga, exercise program, deep ...Read more

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Are arm/leg tingling & dizziness esp in public places symptoms of acromegaly? No other issues like enlarged features, fatigue, oily skin, voice change

Are arm/leg tingling & dizziness esp in public places symptoms of acromegaly? No other issues like enlarged features, fatigue, oily skin, voice change

Why ask about zebras: B"sd
conceivably, due to consequences of soft tissue enlargement. Unless there is some hidden genetic or polyendrocrine syndrome agenda, acromegally would not be among the first things most would think of. In any case a normal IGF-1 level can be relied on to eliminate the possiblity of excess growth hormone. ...Read more

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Experiencing unusual dizziness, not like vertigo, which I’ve had before. My head feels like it’s heavier than normal and my balance is affected.

Experiencing unusual dizziness, not like vertigo, which I’ve had before. My head feels like it’s heavier than normal and my balance is affected.

Dizzy: You MAY have an infection or something going on w/a part of your inner ear that has to do w/balance called the cochlea. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is vertigo?

What is vertigo?

Dizziness: Vertigo is a medical term describing a symptom. It is characterized as a sensation of spinning. So, if you go to your doctor and say you are spinning and dizzy and he/she says you have vertigo, all they have done is give a fancy medical name to what you just described. The thing to always ask, and should be explained, is that the vertigo is caused by "x". Vertigo is a symptom of many condition. ...Read more

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What is vertigo?

What is vertigo?

Dizziness: It is the sensation that the room is spinning around you. Its generally due to a problem with the inner ear. There are some simple head tilt maneuvers that can deal with this, along with some medication. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is vertigo?

Dizziness: Vertigo is a sensation of movement or dizziness when you have no reason to be. Image how you feel as a kid when you would quickly spin and then stop. Now image you feel that way without control or whenever you close your eyes. ...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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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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How to cure vertigo?

How to cure vertigo?

Depends on cause: Since there are many disorders which are associated with vertigo, cannot give one answer, but many OTC meds such as dramamine (dimenhydrinate) or meclizine may be useful for symptoms. Persistent vertigo needs full evaluation, and would start with otolaryngologist. ...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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What to do for vertigo?

What to do for vertigo?

Depends how long: Acute vertigo from a viral illness is best treated by Prednisone and valium. I am not a big fan of Antivert (meclizine) preferring Valium or other meds like it. Long term vertigo is best treated with vestibular rehabilitation therapy. Vertigo that occurs only when moving your head while in bed can be treated by a procedure to reposition loose calcium deposits. Any question see an ENT doctor. ...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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What is visual vertigo?

Vretigo from vision: Some people, myself included, can get vertigo and dizzy from looking at things that are moving rapidly. An example of this are the high definition video games that people play. If the characters in the game move rapidly from place to place, up and down, it can make you dizzy and nauseous. Reading your cell phone in the car can also make you very dizzy. The eyes are hard wired into the inner ear. ...Read more

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What is random vertigo?

Comments: Not familiar with term "random", but maybe you mean to ask about paroxysmal vertigo, which can occur suddenly, with or without a migraine headache, and be present for a short time, and recur without warning over a period of time. ...Read more

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What can cause vertigo?

What can cause vertigo?

Long list: There is a long list of causes of vertigo.
It could be due to a virus, medication, or other complex processes. Hard to answer your question in detail without a good history and physical. Set up an appointment with your pcp for workup of the cause and management of symptoms. ...Read more

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How does one get vertigo?

How does one get vertigo?

False motion: Vertigo is a sense of false motion. It can be caused by a problem in your inner ear (peripheral vertigo) or by a problem in the brainstem (central vertigo). The inner ear has 3 separate balance canals that help keep your balance in space during movement. The brainstem is responsible for processing all the information from both inner ears, your eyes, and your muscles to help with balance. ...Read more

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What to take for vertigo?

What to take for vertigo?

Find out cause first: Meds may not be the best thing for you depending on the cause of vertigo. If this is bppv you might do better with repositioning maneuvers or exercises. If this is a stroke you would be better off with treatment in the emergency department. Generally meds work well though. Dramamine, (dimenhydrinate) promethazine, phenergan, metoclopramide, prochlorperazine, odansetron, etc. ...Read more

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What can I do for vertigo?

What can I do for vertigo?

Many: Options include vestibular therapy. Other options include medicines like antivert (meclizine). You may try brandt darrof exercises. ...Read more

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What can I do for vertigo?

What can I do for vertigo?

First see doctor: You need to find the cause of the vertigo. This can be serious so get a diagnosis and then a treatment plan ...Read more

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Does vertigo go on its own?

Does vertigo go on its own?

Depends: Sometimes vertigo can go away on its own but it sertainly depends on the cause of the vertigo. In the case of being paroxysmal intermittent vertigo- which is one of the more common causes it can go away on its own. Generally you need to see a doctor to determine the cause of vertigo. ...Read more

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Will vertigo go on its own?

Will vertigo go on its own?

Yes: Most of the time vertigo is self limiting with variable duration from hours to weeks. You need to be sure it's vertigo and not another more serious neurological condition which would be rare at your age. OTC Meclizine can help but can make you sleepy. ...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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Are there cures for vertigo?

Are there cures for vertigo?

Depends: Only if due to middle ear inflammation. Other causes, like stroke improve over time, though many are left with significant deficits. ...Read more

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When will my vertigo go away?

Depends on the cause: There are many causes of vertigo, some are reversible and others are not. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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