Causes of dizziness or vertigo
Our balance system is quite complex, therefore, causes of dizziness or vertigo can be multifactorial.
Causes of Dizziness or Vertigo
Without realising it, our bodies work quite hard in order to remain balanced. Our eyes are connected to our ears with something called the vestibulo-ocular reflex. This allows us to focus and stabilise an image when we turn our heads. We also have balance organs in our ears, which sends information to our brains to tell us when we are making certain movements. Imagine your ears working like the wings on an aeroplane. All of this information needs to pair up with our muscles, spine and movement and what is sent to our brains. If one or more of the signals are impaired or broken which is one of the causes of dizziness
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
Meniere’s Disease (MD)
Migraine associated vertigo (MAV)
Acoustic Neuroma is a benign tumour that grows on the eighth cranial nerve. It is a slow-growing tumour and quite often just monitored for growth. For some people, it can result in causes of dizziness. Other symptoms include an asymmetric hearing loss (hearing loss that is worse on one side or a sudden change in hearing) often accompanied by unilateral tinnitus. Some patients can benefit from rehabilitation exercises.
There are many other conditions that are the causes of dizziness such as a stroke, multiple sclerosis, anaemia, thyroid problems and also anxiety. If you feel that you can identify with some of these symptoms, Get in touch to see how we can help.