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Chronic Sinusitus & Vertigo
Chronic Sinuses and Veritgo Connected
Vertigo can be a debilitating condition when it strikes. You are standing still and the world is little still moving. Vertigo is condition that is commonly brought on by a number of other ailments (like tinnitus) that have to do the inner ear and central nervous system. Just because you feel light headed and dizzy does not necessarily mean you have true vertigo either. Sinuses are also included in the list of ailment that can bring on a case of Vertigo, though not widely spread, even by doctors. Many just say some cases for Vertigo are unknown when in truth it could be related to sinuses. Vertigo is supposedly related to the inner ear, so how are sinuses connected? Everything in connected to our body if you really look at it. When you go to a specialist for your sinuses you see a nose, throat and ear doctor. Not just a sinus doctor. So in other words ours sinuses are connected, and in relation to our ears.
How Are Sinuses and Vertigo Related
So how are sinuses and Vertigo related? Sometimes the sinuses can become so inflamed this is mostly due to sinusitis. The sinuses can then get so inflamed that the inflammation crosses over into what is called the vestibular system which is located in the inner ear and also by the brain that helps with our vision and balance, and there you have it.
Living with Vertigo
In the last article on Vertigo that I wrote the cause was still unknown as to why I still suffered…well that was to the doctors that is. I knew the cause was my sinuses, and I just had to convince the doctor of this. While it is noted that there is a connection it is still not a first cause that pops into one's mind. It sadly it took some serious infections that kept coming back to put into consideration that this all could be connected to my vertigo and sinuses. My treatment though was just more medication and I guess avoidance of irritating my sinuses. This can be a chore for hey I’m a busy mom and writer. Humidifiers have though been recommended to put in my home as well as treating my sinuses to a nice steam inhalings to help keep my sinuses moist. My sinuses still may be part of a bigger scheme for I still get in dizzy if I move my head too fast, and when lying down. The spells don’t last that long, yet it seems like forever when you are having a bad one. Still it’s something you can live with.
To learn more on Vertigo read previous hub Living with Vertigo.