Occasional dizziness, especially when you sit up, stand up, or
turn your head, may indicate vertigo, a medical term for the false sense of
motion. Some people experience nausea and vomiting.
Vertigo is the most
common cause of dizziness and relates to the balance mechanism in the inner
ear. It may result from fluid build-up and inflammation, which generally clears
up without treatment. The following are a few reasons why vertigo may
Meniere's disease is
characterized by vertigo lasting 20 minutes or more. It may also include
buzzing/ringing in the ear, fluctuating hearing loss, and a feeling of fullness
in the year.
Rapid changes of
motion, such as in a boat, car, airplane or an amusement park ride can make one
neuronitis can persist for several days and can be incapacitating. The cause is
unknown, but may be a viral infection. However, it usually clears up without
Acoustic neuroma is a
non-cancerous growth on the acoustic nerve connecting the inner ear to the
brain. Symptoms may include dizziness, loss of balance, hearing loss and
ringing/buzzing in the ear.
positional vertigo, may be a natural result of aging, although doctors do not
know for sure. BPPV involves dizziness when you move your head. It is caused by
particles of calcium carbonate crystals breaking loose. When the particles
shift inside the inner year, vertigo results. This condition can be treated
through a physical therapist, or your doctor may prescribe
Vertigo is not the
only cause of dizziness. Recurring dizziness may signal a more serious
condition, so it's important that you see your doctor.