Specialist expertise: Headache, Stroke, Movement Disorders, Neurology.
Dizziness has multiple possible causes since the mechanism of balance is complex, involving parts of the body from the ear to the feet, for example it can be due to inflammation of the brain or anaemia, but common causes are migraine and stress.
Whilst dizziness has multiple possible causes, vertigo most commonly results from a problem with a part of the inner ear called the labyrinth, such as labyrinthitis or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). It may also be due to abnormalities in specific areas of the brain that deal with balance or integration of vision. One of these abnormalities is migraine. Accurate diagnosis relies on a detailed and thorough understanding of a patients’ medical history.