How do other illnesses affect vertigo and dizziness?

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The frequency and severity of your vertigo and dizziness can be caused or affected by illness. Any illness that affects your inner ears, hearing, and balance can trigger episodes of vertigo or dizziness. Illness that requires long periods of bed rest can bring about inner ear disorders such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, labyrinthitis, and Meniere's disease. Disorders and diseases that affect the brain, brain stem, or nerves that affect your balance can lead to vertigo and dizziness. Talk to your doctor about any illness you may have and its possible effects on your vertigo and dizziness.

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Vertigo & Dizziness

Vertigo & Dizziness

Vertigo is a feeling that you are spinning or that your surroundings are spinning around you. There are two main types of vertigo. Peripheral vertigo affects the parts of the inner ear responsible for balance and perceiving motion...

. Central vertigo cases are linked to disorders and diseases that affect the brain or brain stem. An episode of vertigo and ringing in the ears could indicate a condition called Meniere's disease. Dizziness is a common problem that can increase with age. It may also be caused by dehydration, poor eating habits, fatigue or stress. See your doctor to rule out any concerns. Learn more about preventing and treating dizziness and vertigo with expert advice from Sharecare.
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