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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Chiari Malformation in Adults

April 27, 2020 - by Preview - in About Dizziness, Medical

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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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Advice and Medication

February 14, 2020 - by Preview - in About Dizziness, Medical

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Advice and Medication for Acute Vertigo and Nausea for all conditions other than BPPV During an acute attack, lay down on a firm surface. Stay as motionless as possible, with your eyes open and fixed on a stationary object. Do not try to drink or sip water immediately, as you’d be very likely to vomit.

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Acute Otitis Media

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Acute otitis media (AOM) is a very common type of ear infection which usually occurs in children but can occur in adults. Often the cause is a viral infection i.e.“ a cold” which results in inflammation behind the ear drum with consequent severe ear ache, deafness, buzzing in the ear and a temperature. The ear

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Superior Canal Dehiscence

May 12, 2019 - by Preview - in Uncategorized

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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 is

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