What causes vertigo?

9. Brain tumors

Not all brain tumors cause vertigo, as it depends on the location, type and size of the tumor. However, when the tumor is in the cerebellum or the brainstem, the patient may experience severe vertigo episodes. This is usually the reason why the patient consults a doctor.


10. Stroke

Vertigo can be a common symptom after a stroke if the damaged area of the brain is the cerebellum or the brainstem, as this is where receiving, interpreting and sending balance signals occurs. Sometimes strokes can affect the eighth nerve which is closely related with balance.


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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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