SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES
OF VERTIGO, DIZZINESS, AND BALANCE PROBLEMS
Symptoms of a sense of lightheadedness or disorientation (dizziness) and/or a mild to violent spinning sensation (vertigo) can have a variety of causes: vestibular (inner ear) disorders such as Benign Paroxysmal Positioning Vertigo (BPPV) which involves loose crystals within the inner ear (see below), central nervous system disorders (such as stroke or brain dysfunction), cardiac problems (including low or high blood pressure), low blood sugar, infection, hyper-ventilation associated with anxiety attacks, medication side effects or interactions between drugs, an inadequate or poorly balanced diet.
A thorough evaluation by a physician is usually necessary to help sort out these different possible causes and arrive at a correct diagnosis.
At Lanzisera Center, we examine you both metabolically and neurologically to determine the causes of your condition.
Benign Paroxysmal Positioning Vertigo is caused by loose inner ear crystals in the inner ear that migrate while sleeping to the back-bottom inner ear balance canal. The Epley maneuver is the way to reposition the loose crystals so that the symptoms caused by the loose crystals go away. Benign Paroxysmal Positioning Vertigo is one of many balance disorders that we diagnose and treat at Lanzisera Center.
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