7 Signs and Symptoms Not to Ignore

You already know that obvious symptoms, such as chest pain and severe abdominal pain, require immediate medical attention. But the not-so-obvious symptoms may leave you wondering whether you need to seek care. Here's a list of symptoms that merit at least a call to your doctor.

Review Date: Monday, December 01, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a problem with the nerves and structure of the inner ear that causes you to suddenly feel dizzy. Read about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of vertigo.

Review Date: Sunday, January 04, 2015

American Academy of Family Physicians

Dizziness and Motion Sickness

This fact sheet provides basic information about dizziness and motion sickness and discusses causes, prevention and treatment options.

Review Date: Tuesday, October 07, 2014

American Academy of Otolaryngology--Head and Neck Surgery

Labyrinthitis and Vestibular Neuritis

Labyrinthitis and vestibular neuritis are disorders resulting from an infection that inflames the inner ear. Vertigo, dizziness, and difficulties with balance, vision, or hearing may result. If treated promptly, many inner ear infections cause no permanent damage.

Review Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Vestibular Disorders Association

Meniere's Disease: AAFP

Meniere's disease is an ear disorder that causes dizziness and may be related to a build up of fluid in the inner ear. Learn about symptoms, treatment, and how to cope when experiencing an attack.

Review Date: Tuesday, December 23, 2014

American Academy of Family Physicians

Motion Sickness

Motion sickness is likely to occur when there is movement simultaneously in multiple planes, such as on amusement rides, on board ships, or during air travel. Learn how to prevent and treat motion sickness.

Review Date: Friday, January 29, 2016

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

NIHSeniorHealth: Balance Problems

This overview on balance problems in older adults provides information on causes and prevention, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment and research, and frequently asked questions about balance and dizziness.

Review Date: Friday, March 22, 2013

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Understanding Brain Aneurysm: Warning Signs/Symptoms

Discover the warning signs of brain aneurysm and when to seek medical attention if symptoms occur.

Review Date: Friday, March 22, 2013

The Brain Aneurysm Foundation

Vestibular Disorders: Support Group Directory

If you suffer from a vestibular (balance) disorder, find a support group in your geographic area or join an online support community.

Review Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Vestibular Disorders Association

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) is an exercise-based program designed to promote central nervous system compensation for inner ear deficits. VRT can help with a variety of vestibular problems, including Ménière’s disease, labyrinthitis, and vestibular neuritis.

Review Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Vestibular Disorders Association

What Is a Vestibular Disorder?

Vestibular disorders can cause dizziness, vertigo, imbalance, problems with hearing, nausea, fatigue, anxiety, concentration, and other symptoms. Information on symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment for various disorders is offered.

Review Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Vestibular Disorders Association

What's Motion Sickness?

If you've ever been sick to your stomach while riding in a car, train, airplane, or boat, you know exactly what motion sickness feels like. Find tips on how to prevent motion sickness.

Review Date: Monday, December 31, 2012

The Nemours Foundation

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