What increases my risk for vertigo and dizziness?

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Your risk for vertigo and dizziness can increase if you have inner ear or brain disorders or diseases. For example, the risk for inner-ear related vertigo increases if you are prone to ear infections, inflammation in the ear, or ear injuries. Migraines, Meniere's disease, low blood pressure, and eating and drinking too little can also increase your risk. In addition, factors that affect your senses and sense of balance such as alcohol can trigger episodes of vertigo and dizziness.

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