What Are Major Causes of Vertigo?

Q:
What are major causes of vertigo?

A:
Vertigo is often caused by inner ear problems. Here are some major causes of it:

  • BPPV. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. It happens when tiny particles clump in canals of the inner ear.
  • Meniere’s disease. It may be cause by a buildup of fluid and changing pressure in the ear.
  • Vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis. It is an inner ear problem often related to infection. Infection causes inflammation in the inner ear around nerves.

There are also some causes that are not very common:

  • Head or neck injury.
  • Brain problems such as stroke or tumor.
  • Certain medications that cause ear damage.
  • Migraine headaches.

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