The Yeditepe University Hospital Dizziness / Vertigo Clinic investigates the underlying causes of dizziness and lack of equilibrium and offers personalized solutions accordingly.
Dizziness is a symptom, not a disease. The word “dizzy” encompasses multiple descriptions of symptoms – lightheadedness, swimming sensation, wooziness, unsteadiness, floating, imbalance, tipping, spinning or vertigo.
The causes of dizziness are as varied as their clinical descriptions and can include different structures, from the inner ear to the brain. Feelings of dizziness or vertigo may be caused by an infection or disease in the inner ear. For example, one possible cause is labyrinthitis, which is inflammation of the inner ear. Meniere’s disease and benign positional vertigo are other inner ear problems that can trigger dizziness.
Neurological causes of dizziness include multiple sclerosis, stroke, migraine and, rarely, tumors. Dizziness can be caused by fatigue, stress, fever, low blood sugar, anemia, head injury and heart or circulation problems. It can also be caused by some medications. Some psychological problems can cause dizziness. Examples of such problems are depression, agoraphobia (fear of open spaces), and hyperventilation (rapid, shallow breathing that may happen when you are feel anxious).
Yeditepe University Hospital Dizziness Clinic evaluates patients with complaints of any type of dizziness. Dizziness generally refers to a feeling of spatial disorientation. Common types of dizziness include vertigo, lightheadedness, and imbalance. Disorders of the nervous system, including the vestibular system, are emphasized in this clinic. Common conditions diagnosed in this clinic include: benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, vestibular neuritis (i.e., labyrinthitis), Ménière’s disease, cerebellar ataxia syndromes, cerebrovascular disorders, chronic dizziness and migraine-associated dizziness.
Yeditepe University Hospital Dizziness Clinic offers a comprehensive range of treatment options to address the underlying causes of dizziness. Treatment for dizziness can vary from a simple adjustment of your medications to different medical, surgical and rehabilitation approaches. The Dizziness Clinic offers detailed clinical evaluation, ENG/VNG and MRI testing, Vestibular Rehabilitation and Balance Assessment and Training Programs. Conservative management using Vestibular Rehabilitation works by re-training the brain to adapt to and re-organize conflicting signals it receives related to the body’s balance and motion. The treatment of balance dysfunction is based on the appropriate determination of the origin of the dysfunction. Some patients need both vestibular rehabilitation and balance retraining, while others need just one form of therapy.
Whatever the case, our international patients are assured of the latest diagnostic and treatment options, in conditions of comfort and within the multidisciplinary system that is the trademark of Yeditepe University Hospital.