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Balance issues and dizziness are all symptoms of vertigo. Read about how our ENT doctors diagnose problems with balance and treat vertigo.

Frequently Asked Questions About Skull Base Tumors

While these tumors are not common, they can provide several symptoms such as nasal congestion, nosebleeds and dizziness. However, because these are symptoms that can apply to a variety of conditions, skull base tumors are very difficult to diagnose.

Following are frequently asked questions about skull base tumors.

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What Causes Your Eardrum to Rupture?

A ruptured eardrum is a painful condition that can seriously damage your hearing, make your ear more susceptible to infection, or cause long-term vertigo and dizziness. The eardrum is a membrane that vibrates when struck by sound waves. 

 

When the eardrum is damaged the signal is disrupted and cause many issues... 

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Help for Vertigo: Ask Your Doctor These Three Questions

Vertigo is more than a mere sense of dizziness. It’s a condition that can make tasks of daily living challenging at best. If you’ve ever had the feeling that the entire room was spinning accompanied by nausea and maybe even vomiting, you may be experiencing vertigo.

Vertigo is considered a vestibular disorder. This group of disorders affects the vestibular system which helps your body and brain maintain balance.  One-third of Americans 40 and older have some sort of vestibular disorder. 

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Dizzy? You May Have Vertigo

When a television comedian trips over furniture or stumbles across the room, it usually results in a good chuckle. But for many Americans, dizziness and balance problems are not a laughing matter.  In fact, these are common signs of vertigo. 

Vertigo is a sudden, spinning sensation which causes periods of intense dizziness. One of the most common forms of vertigo is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), which occurs when you place your head in certain positions. 

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