Vertigo / Dizziness

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I visit if I have vertigo?
You can visit an ENT specialist or a neurologist.

2. How is vertigo produced?
Calcium carbonate crystals are normally attached to a membrane in the center of the inner ear. These crystals can break off for various reasons and migrate into a semicircular canal. Then, when the head position is changed, the crystals shift and abnormally stimulate the nerve sensors of the semicircular canal, creating a sensation of movement.

3. What is the cause for positional vertigo?
It is a complication of the aging process, but can also be brought about by an injury to the head or by a disease condition like the flu or other viral illness.

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lazybull Sunday, June 23, 2013

When a person is diagnosed with Vertigo and are put on medication, are there any warning sings before hand that they are going to have a dizziness or does it come on instantly without warning?

pinay.vertigogirl Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hi. In my case, yes thee are some warning signs like i am having some visual problems and headache. What I do is I close my eyes, if I feel like my surrounding is about to spin, i take the prescribed medication immediately(betahistine mesylate). The drug is a graet help in making vertigo manageable, if not prevent it. I hope this piece of information has helped.

vmg25 Sunday, December 16, 2012

I'm surrefiing through Vestibular neuritis.Irritation started while talking on cell phone. Does the signal of mobile affects the inner ear?

Guest Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I have suffered from BPPV for many years now...... I have tried the eply maneuver a few times. While I have no insurance and very limited finances. I am not sure I am doing the exercise correctly. It seems to help when I can tolerate doing it, but only for a while. I was admitted to the hospital 2 weeks ago and given valum intravenously that seems to be the only thing to ever actually help. Also it seems I have more, longer lasting, and intense attacks in the fall. Has anyone experienced this?

Sidd359 Thursday, September 8, 2011

Is there any proven medicine/treatment in homeopathy for positional vertigo?

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