Motion Sickness and Persistent Sea Sickness

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Motion Sickness and Persistent Sea Sickness   Motion Sickness Motion sickness, also called sea sickness, occurs when your brain receives conflicting signals from eyes, inner ears, skin and joints about your state of motion. The symptoms of motion sickness include dizziness, sweating, nausea, and vomiting. People who suffer from migraine are more likely to suffer

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Bilateral Vestibulopathy

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Bilateral vestibulopathy (syn. bilateral vestibular areflexia) is a consequence of significant injury to the balance portions of both inner ears. This injury is often due to long standing inner ear disease, such as Meniere’s disease, affecting both ears. It is also caused by medicines which can damage the inner ear such as aminoglycosides e.g. gentamicin,

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Vestibular Paroxysmia

April 29, 2020 - by Preview - in Dizziness

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Vestibular Paroxysmia This is a rare condition with significant overlap in symptoms and signs with other causes of dizziness, so is difficult to diagnose with certainty. It is thought to be due to an overlying compression, by the anterior inferior cerebellar artery, lateral to the midpoint of the acoustic nerve (8th cranial nerve). This compression

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Chiari Malformation in Adults

April 27, 2020 - by Preview - in Dizziness

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Chiari Malformation in Adults The fundamental cause of this condition is that the cerebellum is too big for the posterior fossa and is pushed down through the foramen magnum. The three main effects of these are 1. Impairment/blockage of normal cerebrospinal flow (CSF) flow around the brain and spinal cord. 2. The downward pressure on

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Vestibular Neuritis (VN)

June 20, 2019 - by admin - in Dizziness, Ear Problems

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Vestibular Neuritis (VN) – Acute Unilateral Peripheral Vestibulopathy This condition has many names: vestibular neuritis, vestibular neuronitis, viral neurolabyrinthitis, acute unilateral vestibular failure, acute unilateral peripheral vestibulopathy, acute vestibulopathy of unknown aetiology, acute unilateral peripheral deficit, epidemic vertigo & peripheral acute vestibular syndrome It is a common cause of severe prolonged dizziness due to a

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Middle Ear Perilymph Fistula

May 19, 2019 - by Preview - in Dizziness, Ear Problems

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Middle Ear Perilymph Fistula is a rare condition where there is a tear or hole in one or both of the small, thin membranes (the oval and the round windows) between the middle and inner ear resulting in a leak of perilymph into the middle ear. There are many causes for this and include:- i)External

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Superior Canal Dehiscence

May 12, 2019 - by Preview - in Dizziness, Ear Problems

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Superior canal dehiscence is a rare condition and is one of a group of diseases caused by a “third mobile window”. It is due to an abnormal connection between the inner ear and the brain cavity. Patients complaint of dizziness may be vertigo (a “spinning sensation”) and/or unsteadiness and/or lightheadedness, lasting a few seconds. This

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