The Relationship Between Vertigo And Nasal Polyps?
Is there a relationship between nasal polyps and vertigo?
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Nasal polyps are benign tumors that grow from the mucous layer in the nasal cavity. These polyps can appear as a stem that is stemmed, red-gray in color, which bleeds easily if you experience excessive friction. Polyps can grow to cause nasal congestion, recurrent nosebleeds, respiratory problems, olfactory disorders, head and facial pain, and many other complaints.
Vertigo is a spinning sensation of dizziness that can occur due to disorders in the center of the balance regulation in the brain (for example due to blood vessel disorders, demyelination, tumors, or degenerative diseases) or the inner ear (for example due to benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, Meniere's disease, nerve disorders cranial VIII, labirintitis, or vestibular neuritis). In addition to spinning dizziness, vertigo can also make sufferers experience nausea, vomiting, cold sweat, to disrupt their activities.
There is no direct link between nasal polyps and vertigo. However, nasal polyps can cause inflammation of the nasal cavity and sinuses (rhinosinusitis) which can spread through the nasopharynx to the middle ear. Furthermore, inflammation in the middle ear (otitis media), if not treated properly, can interfere with cranial nerve function VIII as well as the inner ear which helps regulate balance. This is what can ultimately trigger vertigo.
Treatment of vertigo can be different depending on the cause. If vertigo is suspected to be related to live polyps, the patient needs to be seen directly by a doctor or ENT specialist doctor so that appropriate treatment is given. Large nasal polyps usually need a doctor to handle with surgery assisted by the administration of several types of drugs, such as steroids, decongestants, antihistamines, or antibiotics if they occur due to bacterial infections. Furthermore, in order to minimize the symptoms of vertigo, several other drugs can also be prescribed by doctors.
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