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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Vestibular Neuritis (VN)

May 09, 2019 - by Preview - in About Dizziness, Ear Problems, Health, Medical

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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

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Vestubular Paroxysmia

May 06, 2019 - by Preview - in About Dizziness, Ear Problems, Medical

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Vestibular Paroxysmia 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 irritates

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