DIzziness

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Anonymous
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16489
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DIzziness
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2010-04-27 17:21:25
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Dizziness causes
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CAuses of dizziness
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  1. General medical causes of dizziness
    • Postural hypotension
    • cardiac arrhythmias
    • syncope
    • anaemia
    • hypoglycaemia
  2. Vertigo causes
    • Benign Paroxysmal Postural Hypotension
    • Labyrinthitis
    • Drugs - aminoglycosides
    • Meniere's disease
  3. Cause of BPPV
    degenerative condition of the urticular neuroepithelium. may occur spontaneously or after head injury
  4. what are the 5 features of BPPV
    • 1. trauma
    • 2. positional vertigo
    • 3. nystagmus
    • 4. lasts short duration
    • 5. fatiguability
  5. what are the 4 features of labyrinthitis?
    • URTI
    • Severe vertigo
    • Vomiting
    • Lasting days
  6. What are the 4 cardinal features of Menieres disease
    • 1. Vertigo lasting days
    • 2. Fluctuating hearing loss
    • 3. Tinnitus
    • 4. Aural fullness

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