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  vertigo - multiple sclerosis encyclopaedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Vertigo in multiple sclerosis is usually accompanied by partial or complete loss of balance (vestibular ataxia) which is aggravated by fast turning movements.
Vertigo is a relatively common symptom of multiple sclerosis and can be caused by damage to the pons region of the brainstem where the acoustic cranial nerve (CN VIII) arises.
Vertigo is associated with several other conditions apart from multiple sclerosis, some of these are conditions are associated with dysfunction of the vestibular nerve and others are conditions of the balance organs in the inner ear.
www.mult-sclerosis.org /vertigo.html   (437 words)

 Vertigo - WrongDiagnosis.com
Vertigo is a feeling of movement, a sensation as if the external world were revolving around the patient (objective vertigo) or as if he himself were revolving in space (subjective vertigo).
Vertigo is usually associated with a problem in the inner ear balance mechanisms (vestibular system), in the brain, or with the nerve connections between these two organs.
Vertigo that is peripheral in origin tends to be felt as more severe than central vertigo, intermittent in timing, always associated with nystagmus in the horizontal plane and occasionally hearing loss or tinnitus (ringing of the ears).
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /v/vertigo/intro.htm   (967 words)

 Vertigo: Dizziness and Vertigo: Merck Manual Home Edition
Vertigo may also be caused by disorders affecting the acoustic nerve (cranial nerve VIII), which connects the inner ear to the brain, or disorders affecting the connections in the brain stem and the cerebellum, which also help control balance.
Vertigo due to a brain disorder, including vertebrobasilar insufficiency, may be accompanied by headaches, slurred speech, double vision, weakness of an arm or a leg, uncoordinated movements, and loss of consciousness.
Vertigo due to a disorder that suddenly increases pressure within the skull may be accompanied by temporary blurring of vision and unsteadiness when walking.
www.merck.com /mmhe/sec06/ch080/ch080b.html   (1623 words)

 Vertigo Comics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vertigo was founded in the wake of DC's successful "mature" comics of the late 1980s, beginning with Saga of the Swamp Thing and continuing with Hellblazer, The Sandman, and Moonshadow.
The Vertigo concept emphasized the supernatural rather than the super-human and can be seen as the "real" world of the DC Universe.
Vertigo has proven influential on the comic book industry, particularly because of its success with sales of trade paperbacks (often erroneously refered to as "graphic novels").
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vertigo_(comics)   (610 words)

 Vertigo - Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Vertigo is a type of dizziness felt as a shift in a person's relationship to the normal environment (a feeling that the room is spinning is common) or a sense of movement in space.
True vertigo, from the Latin "vertere," to turn, is a distinct, often severe form of dizziness that is a movement hallucination.
Vertigo is the illusion that you - or your surroundings - are moving.
www.healthscout.com /ency/68/462/main.html   (600 words)

 Vertigo Is Dizziness Characterized By Spinning
Vertigo is a type of dizziness that's characterized by the sensation of spinning.
Other causes of vertigo include vestibular neuronitis (inflammation of the vestibular nerves), and post traumatic vertigo, which may occur after an injury to the head involving the inner ear structures.
Sometimes vertigo may be a symptom of a more serious underlying illness such as a stroke or tumor.
www.drdaveanddee.com /dizziness.html   (499 words)

 Vertigo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Vertigo is a sensation of irregular or whirling motion, either of oneself or of external objects.
Common causes of non-BPPV vertigo include conditions in which there is decreased blood flow to certain areas of the brain, Ménière’s disease, and infection of the inner ear.
People with vertigo may have sudden sensations of spinning or whirling motion that may be accompanied by lightheadedness and loss of balance, and less often by sweating, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting.
www.kroger.com /hn/Concern/Vertigo.htm   (2101 words)

 MEI: Medical and Surgical Treatment of Vertigo
Vertigo was noted as an aura in 8 patients, during the headache in 25 patients, after the headache in 1 patient, and between headaches in 19 patients.100
This was characterized by an aura of scotomata, transient blindness, vertigo, dysarthria, parasthesias, ataxia and tinnitus.
Benign positional vertigo (BPV) is generally a self-limited disorder associated with pathology involving the posterior semi- circular canal ampullae.34 Patients with BPV are generally free of their vertiginous symptoms within one year of their onset.
www.michiganear.com /library/V/vertigotreatment.html   (5894 words)

 Vertigo: Online References For Health Concerns
Physiologic vertigo is normal and occurs when there is a conflict between the signals sent to the brain by the vestibular system and by the other balance-sensing systems of the body.
Vertigo of the vestibular nerve—Diseases of the eighth (vestibular) cranial nerve cause vertigo of the vestibular nerve.
The overall incidence of dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance is 5 percent to 10 percent of the overall population and 40 percent in patients older than 40.
www.lef.org /protocols/prtcl-109.shtml   (2843 words)

 Other: Vertigo Its Causes and Treatment
What he meant by vertigo, he explained, was a sensation of "things in the house spinning," along with nausea lasting less than a minute.
Vertigo is not a disease in itself, but rather a symptom that can have any number of causes.
Vertigo is defined in Webster's dictionary as a feeling "in which the external world seems to revolve around the individual or in which the individual seems to revolve in space."
www.thedoctorwillseeyounow.com /articles/other/vertigo_17   (1227 words)

 eMedicine - CNS Causes of Vertigo : Article by Carol A Bauer, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The vertigo may be brief or prolonged, depending on the extent of damage to the brainstem structures.
Vertigo is the initial presenting symptom in 5% of cases of multiple sclerosis (MS) and is experienced by 50% of patients during the course of their disease.
Psychogenic vertigo is a manifestation of panic or anxiety disorder.
www.emedicine.com /ent/topic717.htm   (3648 words)

 Filmtracks: Vertigo (Bernard Herrmann)
Vertigo: (Bernard Herrmann) It's painful to imagine nowadays how Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo could have spun past critics and audiences in 1958 with neither group realizing the dizzying success of every aspect of the picture.
Vertigo is a highly structured score in a modern sense, utilizing its thematic and rhythmic ideas in ways that were largely beyond their time.
The best known theme in Vertigo remains the one given full treatment in "Scene D'Amour." This love theme is a rare venture into the unashamed melodic romance genre for Herrmann, evoking a touch of mystery and sadness in its performances.
www.filmtracks.com /titles/vertigo.html   (1584 words)

True vertigo or inner ear balance disturbance is often confused with other vague problems with balance such as dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, swaying or overbreathing.
Transient vertigo almost always is due to " alternobaric vertigo " due to unequal middle ear pressures during ascent with resultant unequal vestibular end-organ stimulation.
This same type of vertigo can be produced by unequal caloric stimulation of the eardrum, as with colder water entering the undermost ear in the prone position.
www.scuba-doc.com /vert.htm   (547 words)

 Vertigo (spinning sensation)- Dizziness, Balance Disturbance - neurologychannel
Vertigo, or dizziness, is a symptom, not a disease.
The term vertigo refers to the sensation of spinning or whirling that occurs as a result of a disturbance in balance (equilibrium).
Vertigo usually occurs as a result of a disorder in the vestibular system (i.e., structures of the inner ear, the vestibular nerve, brainstem, and cerebellum).
neurologychannel.com /vertigo   (259 words)

 Drug Treatment of Vertigo
The high cost of these agents presently limits their usefulness in the treatment of vertigo, but they are reasonable agents to try in situations where the more usual agents are ineffective or contraindicated.
Calcium channel blockers may be effective in "vestibular Menieres", or "benign recurrent vertigo", as persons with this diagnosis have a high prevalence of migraine (Rassekh and Harker, 1992), for which calcium channel blockers can be very effective.
Whereas the antihistamines used in treating vertigo are usually centrally acting histamine H1-receptor antagonists, in some parts of the world an H1+H2-receptor agonist (and H3 antagonist (?)), Serc (betahistine), is used.
www.tchain.com /otoneurology/treatment/drugrx.html   (2656 words)

In Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) dizziness is thought to be due to debris which has collected within a part of the inner ear.
Patients with certain types of central vertigo such as the spinocerebellar ataxias may have "bed spins" and prefer to sleep propped up in bed (Jen et al, 1998).
Benign positional vertigo: incidence and prognosis in a population-based study in Olmsted County, Minnesota.
www.tchain.com /otoneurology/disorders/bppv/bppv.html   (3863 words)

 Vertigo with or without other symptoms
Vertigo is a feeling that you or your surroundings are moving when there is no actual movement.
Sudden vertigo that begins with new ringing in the ears (tinnitus) or hearing loss can indicate a problem that requires a visit to a health professional, such as Ménière's disease or labyrinthitis.
When vertigo is sudden or severe, interferes with your daily activities, or occurs with other severe symptoms, an evaluation by a health professional is required immediately.
www.webmd.com /hw/health_guide_atoz/sig53263.asp   (361 words)

 Vertigo definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms
Vertigo: Aside from being the name of a classic 1958 Alfred Hitchcock film (with Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak), vertigo is a feeling that you are dizzily turning around or that things are dizzily turning about you.
Vertigo is usually due to a problem with the inner ear.
Vertigo is medically distinct from dizziness, lightheadedness, and unsteadiness.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=6129   (206 words)

 Vertigo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
VERTIGO is Alfred Hitchcock's haunting tale of deception, madness, and death--a masterful exploration of fantasy and anxiety.
Vertigo stands as one of the thrill master's most psychologically dense and twisted works in which obsession, commitment, and dual identities all merge to create a voluptuous tale of thwarted love.
Justifying Vertigo's poor initial performance, it is a film that requires distance, as well as the completion of Hitchcock’s career.
www.rottentomatoes.com /m/vertigo   (853 words)

 Vertigo - Signs, Symptoms, Complications of Vertigo, Dizziness - neurologychannel
Vertigo, or dizziness, refers to the sensation of spinning (subjective vertigo) or the perception that surrounding objects are moving or spinning (objective vertigo).
The sudden onset of vertigo usually indicates a peripheral vestibular disorder (e.g., BPPV, MéniÚre disease, vestibular neuritis).
Severe vertigo can be disabling and may result in complications such as irritability, loss of self-esteem, depression, and injuries from falls.
www.neurologychannel.com /vertigo/symptoms.shtml   (260 words)

 Vertigo (1958)
Vertigo (1958) is one of Alfred Hitchcock's most powerful, deep, and stunningly beautiful films (in widescreen 70 mm VistaVision) - it is a film noir that functions on multiple levels.
It follows the troubled man's obsessive search to end his vertigo (and deaths that result from his 'falling in love' affliction) and becomes a masterful study of romantic longing, identity, voyeurism, treachery and death, female victimization and degrading manipulation, the feminine "ideal," and fatal sexual obsession for a cool-blonde heroine.
She had learned from her doctor that the only cure for the "disease" of vertigo may be death.
www.filmsite.org /vert.html   (3439 words)

 Core Curriculum: Inner Ear Disease - Vertigo
Dizziness is a common complaint and too often the symptom is attributed to an "inner ear problem." Numerous cochleovestibular, neurologic, cardiovascular, metabolic, ocular, and systemic diseases are capable of eliciting the sensation of dizziness; the ear, however, is responsible for only 50-60 percent of the known causes of dizziness.
Vertigo is an illusion of movement and is specific for a lesion in the inner ear, vestibular nuclei, or vestibular pathways.
Vertigo lasting for several hours tends to occur with inner ear disorders.
www.bcm.edu /oto/studs/vertigo.html   (1134 words)

 Re: What exactly causes vertigo?
Vertigo is a sense of dizziness and disorientation, and it often arises due to problems with the vestibular system.
Your vestibular organs are contained in two structures called the labyrinths, which are often referred to as the "inner ear." There is one labyrinth on each side of your head, located near your cochlea (the primary sensory organ for hearing).
Vertigo is thought to be caused by a disruption of the various components that make up the vestibular system.
www.madsci.org /posts/archives/jan2000/948328370.Ns.r.html   (544 words)

 Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) - MayoClinic.com
Vertigo is the sudden sensation that you are unsteady or that your surroundings are moving.
The condition is characterized by brief episodes of intense dizziness associated with a change in the position of your head.
Vertigo usually results from a problem with the nerves and the structures of the balance mechanism in your inner ear that sense movement and changes in the position of your head.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/vertigo/DS00534   (270 words)

 Vertigo: Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection (1958)
Vertigo largely concerns the destructive nature of obsession, particularly in the form of obsessive love.
Vertigo definitely is effective, but something about it simply leaves me flat.
Vertigo appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 1.85:1 on this single-sided, double-layered DVD; the image has been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
dvdmg.com /vertigo2005.shtml   (2115 words)

 Vertigo (1958)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Plot Outline: A San Francisco detective suffering from vertigo investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming dangerously obsessed with her.
Later on at an old mission which has significance for Novak's family, Novak runs up to the top of the bell tower and Stewart because of his Vertigo can't pursue her to prevent her from jumping off and taking her life.
Kim Novak is hauntingly beautiful in Vertigo, she has to be or the whole plot would make no sense.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0052357   (804 words)

 Bright Lights Film Journal | Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo
The 1958 film, currently in re-release, possesses a strange symmetry that raises the question of whether Hitchcock had ulterior, perhaps mischievous, motives to his direction.
Vertigo opens with a policeman and a detective (James Stewart) chasing a fugitive across the tops of San Francisco buildings.
Scottie's cane and references to his corset are evidence of unspecified physical injuries, but it's his psychological injury, his vertigo, that entices our curiosity, strongly enough to allow incidental acknowledgment of his physical injuries to satisfy us, if indeed we question them at all.
www.brightlightsfilm.com /18/18_vertigo.html   (1434 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Dizziness
Benign positional vertigo is vertigo that happens when you change the position of your head.
Labyrinthitis usually follows a cold or flu and is caused by a viral infection of the inner ear.
Much less commonly, vertigo or feeling unsteady is a sign of stroke, multiple sclerosis, seizures, a brain tumor, or a bleed in your brain.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/003093.htm   (798 words)

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