Vertigo FAQs

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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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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?

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

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

Guest

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?

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

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