Helpful Information & Resources for Vertigo

Respiratory Issues And Dizziness

Respiratory Issues And Dizziness

Low blood oxygen levels and respiratory issues can cause dizziness. These problems are unrelated to vestibular issues such as BPPV vertigo. Vestibular problems and non-vestibular problems may co-occur in the same patient, so a comprehensive assessment is important for...

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Blood Pressure and Vertigo: The Link

Blood Pressure and Vertigo: The Link

Blood Pressure and Vertigo People who have problems such as hypertension or hypotension may experience dizziness from the blood pressure itself. We may also find that there is a link between blood pressure and vertigo or dizziness, related to the vestibular system....

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Anxiety Related Dizziness

Anxiety Related Dizziness

Dizziness and Anxiety Most patients with dizziness tend to show symptoms of stress. For some patients, dizziness and vertigo can trigger clinically diagnosable anxiety symptoms. We often think of dizziness or vertigo causing anxiety, due to the stress. Yet some people...

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Lightheadedness and Presyncope

Lightheadedness and Presyncope

Lightheadedness and Presyncope When a patient complains of "dizziness," it may not always be a vestibular issue. There are many non-vestibular causes of dizziness. Lightheadedness and Presyncope are two symptoms that patients may be experiencing when they say they...

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Reflux and Vertigo: What Is The Link?

Reflux and Vertigo: What Is The Link?

Many people suffer from reflux and vertigo. Heartburn is another term for reflux. If reflux gets to be a chronic problem, it can eventually lead to GERD. That stands for gastro-esophageal reflux disease. What is the Link between Reflux and Vertigo? Refluxed food...

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How Incontinence Contributes to Falls

How Incontinence Contributes to Falls

It may surprise you to learn that incontinence contributes to falls. As a clinician since 2002 and working in home health since 2004, I have observed quite a few ways this can happen. How Incontinence Contributes to Falls Slip and Fall Accident One way that...

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Maintaining Mobility In Retirement

Maintaining Mobility In Retirement

One of the myths people think about retiring is that they are going to get to relax. That is a bit of a myth because although you won’t be working at a full-time job with an employer, your full-time job now is maintaining mobility in retirement, including muscle...

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The Gut and Vertigo

The Gut and Vertigo

Did you know that there can be a correlation between dizzy spells and eating? Turns out that the gut and vertigo go hand in hand! There are a few ways that digestion, or your gut, can affect symptoms of dizziness and vertigo. Dizzy spells correlated with eating can be...

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Help! I Get Dizzy at the Dentist

Help! I Get Dizzy at the Dentist

Are you afraid of getting dizzy at the dentist? I meet a lot of people who have felt dizziness in the dental chair and are now afraid to go back! Dental care is important to maintain healthy teeth and gums. In this blog, I will share three tips to help if you are...

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Childhood Vertigo: General Information

Childhood Vertigo: General Information

I can imagine that it must be very scary to witness your little one having childhood vertigo, especially while searching for answers. This blog is a discussion of childhood vertigo. Most Common Known Causes Five common sources of dizziness in children include:...

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What Is Dizziness?

What Is Dizziness?

What is dizziness? Dizziness is the general term that most people use for all related symptoms in this category. Dizziness is what you will most commonly hear people call it when they feel "off." People that know what vertigo is are people who have had some further...

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Dizzy When Gardening

Dizzy When Gardening

I have treated a few patients lately who felt dizzy when gardening. Their stories made me realize that many other people likely feel dizzy when gardening, especially when spring and summer roll around. In this blog, I share some common gardening tasks that might make...

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Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Specialty

Vestibular Rehabilitation: A Specialty

Why Vestibular Rehabilitation? Traditional (general) physical therapy will not be very effective for people who need vestibular rehab. Vestibular Rehabilitation is a sub-specialty within the physical therapy profession.  Vestibular physical therapy, also called...

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Vestibular Neuritis Recovery Tips

Vestibular Neuritis Recovery Tips

Vestibular neuritis is typically a very memorable event in someone’s life with unrelenting horrible vertigo lasting for 2-3 days, possibly requiring emergency care.  Once the acute vestibular neuritis event clears up (with or without the use of medications), people...

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Footwear to Reduce Falling

Footwear to Reduce Falling

All can fall! People of any age can fall, especially if they have dizziness or vertigo. Proper footwear is important to prevent falls. Today I am going to answer a question that I frequently hear from my patients, which is: "Is there a type of footwear to reduce...

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What Causes Dizziness in the Body?

What Causes Dizziness in the Body?

What Causes Dizziness? Root Cause Evaluation is Key Often times, dizziness can have more than one cause. This blog discusses what causes dizziness, specifically in the head and neck area. The Inner Ear The first thing I do when I evaluate people for vertigo or...

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BPPV Treatment: How Does It Work?

BPPV Treatment: How Does It Work?

How does BPPV treatment work? Many people are curious as to how BPPV treatment works. The goal of BPPV treatment is like winning a biological pinball game. In handheld pinball games, the player has to tip the game side to side and also tip it in certain other...

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Learning to Live with Vertigo

Learning to Live with Vertigo

Are you Learning to Live with Vertigo? Many people who have unresolved BPPV for many years, sometimes 20, 30, or 40 years, tend not to complain of dizziness or vertigo when I interview them. This is because these individuals have learned how to change their movement...

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Assistive Devices To Stop Falls

Assistive Devices To Stop Falls

Assistive Devices to Stop Falls My grandfather, Bill, is an important figure in my life. He is an electrical engineer who had a very successful career, but he didn’t know anything about fall prevention when he retired. In my observation, that is pretty typical for a...

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