What causes vertigo?

Common causes of ‘central vertigo’

Central vertigo is caused by damage to different areas of the brain, like the cerebellum or the brainstem.

7. Multiple Sclerosis

Dizziness and vertigo are considered one of the earliest symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). In MS, vertigo is caused by brain damage that affect balance. The patient experiences severe vertigo and may even have a high risk of injuries due to falls.


8. Migraines

Migraines can be defined as severe headaches that can cause some neurologic symptoms like vertigo. In this case, vertigo disappears with the headache and usually only lasts a few hours, but there are no long-lasting problems.


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About Dr Aury Perozo 13 Articles
Aurelysmar Grimán Perozo is a doctor from the Centroccidental University "Lisandro Alvarado", with a diploma degree in occupational medicine, and certified in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), and advanced electrocardiography. In addition to her work as a doctor, she also writes as a freelancer in medical research.


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