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1.  Vertigo and Vertigo-Associated Disorders
Vertigo is one of the most common medical complaints. Vertigo is the feeling that you are moving when you are not. Or it might feel like things around you are moving when they are not. Vertigo can feel similar to motio...
Symptoms:
  • Vertigo
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Swallowing problem
2.  Benign Positional Vertigo
Benign positional vertigo (BPV) is the most common cause of vertigo. Generally, it causes a sudden sensation of spinning, but it can also make you feel like your head is spinning from the inside. BPV can involve brie...
Symptoms:
  • Vertigo
  • Vomiting
  • Visual disturbance
  • Blurred vision
  • Visual impairment
3.  Labyrinthitis
Labyrinthitis is a disorder of the inner ear. The two vestibular nerves in your inner ear send your brain information about your head movement. When one of these nerves becomes inflamed, it creates a condition known a...
Symptoms:
  • Vertigo
  • Frequent ear infections
  • Irregular eye movements
  • Uncontrolled eye movements
  • Headache
4.  Menieres Disease
Meniere's disease is a disorder that affects the inner ear. The inner ear contains tubes filled with fluid called "labyrinths." The inner ear is responsible for your balance, as well as hearing. This disorder cause...
Symptoms:
  • Vertigo
  • Irregular eye movements
  • Earache
  • Moist skin
  • Vomiting
5.  Mini Stroke (Transient Ischemic Attack)
During a transient ischemic attack (TIA), also known as a mini stroke, blood stops flowing to the brain for a short period of time. However, a mini stroke doesn't kill brain cells like a stroke does. A mini strok...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Vertigo
  • Blurred vision
  • Unable to speak
  • Clumsiness
  • High blood pressure
6.  Head Injury
Injuries to your brain, skull, or scalp are all types of head injury. A head injury may be mild or severe depending on what caused it. Some injuries produce bleeding within your skull. Others cause damage on the outsid...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Vertigo
  • Agnosia
  • Hot flashes
  • Loss of sense of smell
  • Aphasia
7.  Acoustic Neuroma
Acoustic neuromas are noncancerous tumors. They grow on the nerve that connects the brain and ear. Because these tumors are benign, they do not spread to other body parts. However, they can grow large enough to damag...
Symptoms:
  • Vertigo
  • Headache worse when standing up
  • Headache worse with valsalva maneuver
  • Unequal pupils
  • Earache
8.  Multiple Sclerosis Overview
Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects an estimated 300,000 to 400,000 individuals in the United States and over two million worldwide. Although it is considered a relatively rare disease, MS is of particular interest recentl...
Symptoms:
  • Vertigo
  • Early satiety
  • General weakness
  • Chokes when swallowing
  • Urinary urgency
9.  Post Concussion Syndrome
Post-concussion syndrome, or post-concussive syndrome (PCS), refers to the lingering symptoms following a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Symptoms:
  • Vertigo
  • Disturbed sleep pattern
  • Sleeplessness
  • Frontal headache
  • Temporal headache
10.  Vertebrobasilar Circulatory Disorders
An intricate web of blood vessels supply the brain with oxygen and vital nutrients. A group of arteries known as the vertebrobasilar arteries feeds the back (posterior) of the brain. Vertebrobasilar arteries ar...
This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.
Symptoms:
  • Vertigo
  • Loss of appetite
  • Numbness of foot
  • Hearing loss on one side
  • Numbness of limbs
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