Treatment For Vertigo After Ear Surgery?
, i am irma 34 years old. Lately, I suddenly experienced dizziness accompanied by twisted eyesight and nausea. And it often happens when I sleep on my left side. However, I did have ear surgery. So is that one of the causes ?? And if you may know whether you should check with a specialist or just therapy. Answer please. Thank you.
Good afternoon Irma, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. The symptoms of dizziness are often referred to as vertigo. In contrast to ordinary dizziness, when a person experiences spinning dizziness, he feels his environment and everything around him rotating, or he feels himself spinning, even though his whole body is still.
This disorder begins with an abnormality in a person's balance system, which is located in the inner ear, and is connected via nerves to the balance center in the human cerebellum. So that the causes of vertigo revolve around disturbances in both areas, including:
Labyrinthitis or infection of the structure called the labyrinth of the inner ear BPPV (Benign paroxysmal peripheral vertigo), which is vertigo that occurs due to sudden changes in the position and movement of the head Vestibular neuronitis or inflammation of the nerves Meniere's disease, a rare disease that attacks the inner ear tumors brain
Of course with a history of ear surgery, if the operation causes disruption of the balance structure in the inner ear, it is not impossible that the cause. Our advice is that you should have your condition checked by an ENT specialist because you state that this condition has occurred frequently. Your doctor will confirm these by asking you to do the left tilt position which you say triggers vertigo. Your doctor may order several other tests to further confirm the diagnosis, including perhaps a CT scan and an MRI if needed.
Meanwhile, avoid these positions if that is the trigger, and taking painkillers can sometimes help reduce symptoms. Avoid foods that are too salty, and get enough rest. That's all, hope it helps.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa