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Dizziness and Vertigo: Know the Difference - Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which Doctor Should I Consult for Dizziness or Vertigo?

Your General Practitioner should be consulted first. Other specialists such as ENT (Ear Nose and Throat), Neurologist can be referred to, in case of any complications.

2. How Does Dehydration Cause Dizziness?

Dehydration can cause blood pressure to drop, which can lead to dizzy spells.

3. Can Migraines Cause Vertigo?

About 40 percent of people who have migraines experience dizziness or vertigo.

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4. Can Allergies Cause Dizziness and Vertigo?

Allergies can cause blockage of the Eustachian tube that connects your middle ear to the back of your throat and helps to regulate your balance, while also equalizing the pressure in your middle ear with the surrounding air pressure. When it's blocked, it's no longer able to equalize pressure in the ear and maintain balance in your body. Sometimes allergies can cause fluid to build up in the ear which can also account for vertigo.

5. Can Vertigo be a Sign of Brain Tumor?

Vertigo may be sign of brain tumor but is generally much less common than dizziness caused by inner ear problems.

6. What is the Best Vitamin to Take for Dizziness?

Vitamin B12 and Vitamin D deficiency may result in dizziness.

7. How to Prevent Feeling Dizzy When You Get Up?

It is advisable to get up slowly when getting out of bed, and sit on the edge of the bed for a minute. This will help your head and ears to get accustomed to a new position.

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