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.
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.