Patrick's Case (01:51)
Dr. Salgo introduces panelists. A 68 year old man feels dizzy and has high blood pressure.
Dizziness Causes (01:02)
Medicines, allergies and diseases can cause dizziness. Specifying the type of symptoms helps physicians diagnose the condition.
Types of Dizziness (04:56)
Panelists walk Karen through a clinical interview and explain the difference between presyncope, vertigo and disequilibrium.
Defining BPPV (04:45)
Based on Karen's dizziness symptoms, panelists suspect she has benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Learn what happens in the inner ear to cause this condition.
Emergency Dizziness Symptoms (03:59)
Patrick enters the ER with headache, ringing in his ears, nystagmus, and vomiting. Panelists discuss possible diagnoses, including aneurysm and vestibular neuronitis. A volunteer simulates nystagmus by spinning in a chair.
Vestibular Neuronitis (02:14)
Panelists explain Patrick's symptoms of inner ear function loss, possibly from a cardiovascular loss of oxygen damaging the vestibular nerve.
Treating BPPV (02:33)
Karen describes exercises to improve to stop dizziness symptoms and her inner ear function.
Treating Vestibular Neuronitis (03:48)
Learn steroid medications for patients with inner ear damage. Panelists discuss Patrick's abnormally long recovery period, including his age and possible use of sedatives.
Credits: Dizziness: Second Opinion—Taking Charge of Your Health Care (00:57)
Credits: Dizziness: Second Opinion—Taking Charge of Your Health Care
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