Segments in this Video

Patrick's Case (01:51)


Dr. Salgo introduces panelists. A 68 year old man feels dizzy and has high blood pressure.

Dizziness Causes (01:02)

Medicines, allergies and diseases can cause dizziness. Specifying the type of symptoms helps physicians diagnose the condition.

Types of Dizziness (04:56)

Panelists walk Karen through a clinical interview and explain the difference between presyncope, vertigo and disequilibrium.

Defining BPPV (04:45)

Based on Karen's dizziness symptoms, panelists suspect she has benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Learn what happens in the inner ear to cause this condition.

Emergency Dizziness Symptoms (03:59)

Patrick enters the ER with headache, ringing in his ears, nystagmus, and vomiting. Panelists discuss possible diagnoses, including aneurysm and vestibular neuronitis. A volunteer simulates nystagmus by spinning in a chair.

Vestibular Neuronitis (02:14)

Panelists explain Patrick's symptoms of inner ear function loss, possibly from a cardiovascular loss of oxygen damaging the vestibular nerve.

Treating BPPV (02:33)

Karen describes exercises to improve to stop dizziness symptoms and her inner ear function.

Treating Vestibular Neuronitis (03:48)

Learn steroid medications for patients with inner ear damage. Panelists discuss Patrick's abnormally long recovery period, including his age and possible use of sedatives.

Credits: Dizziness: Second Opinion—Taking Charge of Your Health Care (00:57)

Credits: Dizziness: Second Opinion—Taking Charge of Your Health Care

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Dizziness is a common complaint that can be related to many different medical problems, and can be disabling unless treated. When patients work with their physicians to determine the cause of the symptoms, then an effective treatment plan can be implemented. (27 minutes)

Length: 27 minutes

Item#: EDP55314

ISBN: 978-0-81609-088-4

Copyright date: ©2010

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