The feeling of spinning / rocking and constant nausea can literally turn your life upside down. Frequent episodes of dizziness (especially with certain head movements) are a sign of dysfunction in your inner ear. This dizziness can last a few seconds, minutes or even days. Symptoms of inner ear disorders may be mild (lasting only seconds or minutes) or severe (resulting in total disability).
Common causes include:
- Inner ear disorder or ear infection
- Flu or the common cold
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). This is common and may be accompanied by hearing loss and muscle weakness
- Ear infection, head injury and whiplash are common in younger individuals.
According to the NIH, 85% of equilibrium problems have to do with the inner ear. Other causes include a stroke, multiple sclerosis, seizures and brain tumors. g Soon…