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What is the actural cause of dizziness or vertigo ?

What is the actural cause of dizziness or vertigo ?

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 more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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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Is there anything that can cause constant dizziness\vertigo for years?

Is there anything that can cause constant dizziness\vertigo for years?

Sounds like: Meniere's disease. Consult with a neurologist or ENT specialist. Sometimes, this condition is difficult to treat. ...Read more

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I've been told that that vertigo is dizziness that comes and goes. I've been having constant dizziness; can vertigo cause constant dizziness?

I've been told that that vertigo is dizziness that comes and goes. I've been having constant dizziness; can vertigo cause constant dizziness?

Vertigo defined: Vertigo means a hallucination of movement. It is more than dizziness which does not confer a sense of motion. It is unlikely to be constant and hence you should look for another cause. Good luck to you and well wishes. ...Read more

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Can chewing too much gum cause vertigo/dizziness?

Can chewing too much gum cause vertigo/dizziness?

It is possible: If you chew too frequently, it's possible to develop TMJ(temporomandibular joint) dysfunction syndrome, which can be associated with the sensation of dizziness. If you are worried about this, avoid chewing gum for the next week or two and see if your symptoms resolve. If they don't or in the meanwhile get worse, I would encourage you to see your doctor. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can a high level of LDL cause vertigo and dizziness ?

Can a high level of LDL cause vertigo and dizziness ?

Not the cause: The high LDL is a reflection of poor diet that is the cause of your vertigo by its effect in brain cells. Look at your intake of sugar and sweeteners. ...Read more

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Do carnival rides cause vertigo or dizziness days later?

Do carnival rides cause vertigo or dizziness days later?

No: If are doing things during the ride....Like exchanging saliva ....That can give you problem later on as infection and vertigo/ dizziness. ...Read more

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What another symptoms can vertigo cause besides for dizziness and lightheadedness?

What another symptoms can vertigo cause besides for dizziness and lightheadedness?

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

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Can cervical herniated discs compressing the nerves cause vertigo or dizziness?

Can cervical herniated discs compressing the nerves cause vertigo or dizziness?

Cervical vertigo: Yes- although we are still trying to understand this, it is generally recognized by otolaryngologists (ent doctors) that this is a condition referred to as cervical vertigo. A physical exam is needed, often followed by a cervical spine x-ray and MRI to assess the anatomy of the vertebrae, discs, and the nerve rootlets as they emerge between the vertebrae. www.mainline.ent. ...Read more

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Will scented body washes or body spray cause dizziness or carsick feeling or possible vertigo ?

Will scented body washes or body spray cause dizziness or carsick feeling or possible vertigo ?

Strong odors : In general, I would not expect those things to give you nausea and dizziness, but if you are very sensitive to strong scents, anything is possible. Stop using them and see how you feel. Give it a few days, but if symptoms persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Migraine-associated vertigo, can this cause severe lightheadedness as opposed to actual spinning or dizziness ?

Migraine-associated vertigo, can this cause severe lightheadedness as opposed to actual spinning or dizziness ?

Sure it can: While the most traditional & specific definition of what is known as vertiginous migraine or as you say "Migraine-associated vertigo" is that of actual vertiginous sensations or spinning/whirling/tumbling/moving feeling either followed by or preceded by migraine headaches there's nothing that says that a person couldn't simply have an event of lightheadedness or disconnected feeling & headaches. ...Read more

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My head feels off. Kind of a light headed dizziness. Is this vertigo? What causes vertigo and how to make it go away? Been like 4 days.

My head feels off. Kind of a light headed dizziness. Is this vertigo? What causes vertigo and how to make it go away? Been like 4 days.

Lightheadedness, and: vertigo are very different sensations though confused frequently. they have different causes and treatments. So, the first thing to do is differentiate them which is best done by seeing your doctor ...Read more

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My head feels off. Kind of a light headed dizziness. Is this vertigo? What causes vertigo and how to make it go away? Been like 4 days.

My head feels off. Kind of a light headed dizziness. Is this vertigo? What causes vertigo and how to make it go away? Been like 4 days.

See doctor now: There are many causes for dizziness or vertigo. Please see your pcp without delay for exam and proper diagnosis. Be sure to have a complete list of all meds you take. As a family member or friend to go with you for safety reasons. Have someone drive you until you are cleared to drive by your doctor. Hope this helps. Be safe. ...Read more

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If i have taken aspirin (650mg+) per day for at least a week would that cause dizziness? I am having dizziness and vertigo for last few days.

If i have taken aspirin (650mg+) per day for at least a week would that cause dizziness?

I am having dizziness and vertigo for last few days.

Aspirin: Unlikely for aspirin to cause dizziness. More associated with tinnitus or ringing in the ears. Sounds like you have something else going on with you. Time to go see you friendly neighborhood Family Practice doc for an exam. ...Read more

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Hi my 14 y.o son while playing video game on PS3 gets dizzy or vertigo after a while then he stops. What the cause of this? Anyway to stop this?

Hi my 14 y.o son while playing video game on PS3 gets dizzy or vertigo after a while then he stops. What the cause of this? Anyway to stop this?

Flashing light: The flashing lights and explosions that are depicted in video games may trigger photoconvulsive seizures or migraine episodes that can present with dizziness. Speak to your pediatrician about getting an EEG with photic stimulation. Also consider a referral to a pediatric neurologist. ...Read more

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Does Zoloft (sertraline) usually cause dizziness or vertigo when first started? Also when getting off the drug does it cause dizziness or vertigo?

Does Zoloft (sertraline) usually cause dizziness or vertigo when first started? Also when getting off the drug does it cause dizziness or vertigo?

Both can happen: Many people report mild dizziness, or a "drugged" feeling, when first starting an ssri like zoloft (sertraline). This usually stops after a day or two, and very often by a week. If it persists or is severe, talk to your doctor. Similar symptoms can happen if zoloft is stopped too suddenly. Note: vertigo is a special kind of dizziness (the room "spins"), & is not as often associated with ssris. ...Read more

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What can cause severe dizziness almost vertigo, headaches, and fatigue?

What can cause severe dizziness almost vertigo, headaches, and fatigue?

A long list: Many different things can potentially cause this constellation of symptoms that you describe, including: high blood pressure, anemia, very high blood sugar, abnormal thyroid function, abnormal electrolytes, and less often neurological illness. Given how nonspecific these symptoms are, it's important you have a thorough exam and evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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Why does endometrosis cause dizziness and vertigo before and during your period.

Why does endometrosis cause dizziness and vertigo before and during your period.

Dizziness: I am not certain if your dizziness and that endometriosis are related to each other. Perhaps your dizziness is influenced by hormonal changes associated with your cycle. I suggest evaluation with tour physician for adequate history and physical examination to establish adequate diagnosis and treatment. Hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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What causes dizziness (vertigo) when walking around a store but fine walking outside? Blood work came back fine.

What causes dizziness (vertigo)  when walking around a store but fine walking outside? Blood work came back fine.

Could be migraine: Many things can cause vertigo but in people who have a history of regular headaches and who have family members who also get headaches, vertigo can be caused by migraine. If you have a history of headaches and are experiencing vertigo that it's a good idea to see a neurologist. If no history of headaches than an ENT doctor can help. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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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