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What Can Be A Genetic Cause For Vertigo
Predisposition only: Semantics: vertigo is a symptom. There are genetic predisposition for vertigo but no "genetic vertigo". It is like saying you cannot be born with "genetic pain". Diseases such as meniere's disease seems to run in families. There are familial vertigo syndromes, genetic deafness and neurological syndromes that have genetic underpinnings. Neurofibromatosis 2 can cause vertigo via brain tumors. ...Read more
From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more
Depends on age: Acute vertigo is usually due to a viral infection that affects the inner ear, causing unsteadiness sensation for days to weeks. Older persons may get "benign positional postural vertigo" which is chronic for years. Tumors, trauma, vascular problems can also cause this, but are much less common. ...Read more
Many causes: Vertigo is a sensation of you or your environment spinning. This implies dysfunction in the balance system, from brainstem to inner ear. Obviously many causes including toxins, drugs, infection, brain injury, stroke, tumor, irritating blood vessels, congenital anomalies & many, many more. Dizziness is a vague, ill-defined term which has therefor a much broader range of possible causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need diagnosis: It is unusual to have true spinning (vertigo) for 3 months. There is either an inner ear problem or a neurological problem. You need to see either an ENT doctor or a neurologist. If you have a hearing loss in one ear and ringing in one ear, consult an ENT doctor. Otherwise, if you have other symptoms such as numbness, tingling, or weakness, see a neurologist. ...Read more
Doubt it: The body is an amazing miracle. I suppose if you were extremely constipated, it's possible that you're 'bearing down' so hard that you're actually decreasing some of the blood flow to your brain, kinda like if you held your breath for a long period. This could lead to dizziness. True vertigo would be a very unlikely possibility. See your doctor or try an otc laxative. ...Read more
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 a type of dizziness. ...Read more
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