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What could be causing sudden dizziness in the elderly?

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Posted on Wed, 7 Aug 2019
Question: Sudden dizziness
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Answered by Dr. Erion Spaho (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Possible causes listed below

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

The most common cause of vertigo is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). This is true for symptoms of acute vertigo lasting less than 1 minute.

If vertigo lasts longer and other symptoms (fluctuations of hearing, tinnitus) Ménière's disease should be considered.

Vestibular neuritis also may cause long-lasting vertigo.

An evaluation by an ENT Doctor is necessary to understand better your condition and the need for treatment.

Hope you found the answer helpful.

Regards,
Dr. Erion Spaho, Neurologist, Surgical
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What could be causing sudden dizziness in the elderly?

Brief Answer: Possible causes listed below Detailed Answer: Hello, The most common cause of vertigo is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). This is true for symptoms of acute vertigo lasting less than 1 minute. If vertigo lasts longer and other symptoms (fluctuations of hearing, tinnitus) Ménière's disease should be considered. Vestibular neuritis also may cause long-lasting vertigo. An evaluation by an ENT Doctor is necessary to understand better your condition and the need for treatment. Hope you found the answer helpful. Regards, Dr. Erion Spaho, Neurologist, Surgical