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The mystery behind VERTIGO

     People with vertigo - know that the law of gravity prevails, but their brains get confused.

     They experience an illusion of movement, feeling like they are tilting in space, or that the world is spinning or moving around them. That’s vertigo! You may have had it before, but it also can include: Nausea, sweating, headaches, vomiting and fatigue. These symptoms can add to your discomfort.

“Causes of Vertigo”

     There are many causes, but these are the ones I want you to think about today:

  • Vertigo can be caused by many problems, most of which originate in the peripheral or central nervous system.
  • Vertigo can also be caused by a wide variety of medications such as antidepressants, anticonvulsants, antihypertensives, diuretics, barbiturates, salicylates (e.g., aspirin), sedatives or hypnotics, some prescription and over-the-counter cold medicines, and some antibiotics and antineoplastics.
  • Diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism, high blood triglycerides, hypoglycemia, and food allergies or gluten sensitivity can also cause or worsen vertigo. What I’m saying is be careful what you eat as that can cause vertigo.
  • Motor vehicle accidents, falls or other types of traumas or illnesses can also be associated with vertigo. If you have vertigo, or some dizziness, call the office now.

     To diagnose the cause of your vertigo, you should call the office immediately, and we’ll perform an examination, including a variety of positioning tests, to check if they will reproduce the sensation of motion. Other tests may also be necessary. CALL NOW!

(734) 677-0111

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