Leaving You Dizzy

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…