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Occasional vertigo.... I get vertigo about every three weeks for four to six hours... Is this serious???

By Anonymous July 14, 2017 - 2:46pm
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I had a heart attack about three years ago... And now in last several months have been getting vertigo....I had double bipass back then.... Now I'm wondering if arteries are clogging up again or veins going up to brain or something like that.... Could I be headed for stroke??.

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Hi, Anon.

Thank you for posting.

The most common causes of vertigo are inner ear infections or diseases of the ear such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), vestibular neuritis, and Meniere's disease. BPPV can occur when calcium builds up in canals of the inner ear, causing brief dizziness.

We can't know know what is causing the dizziness you're experiencing. Given your health history, this is something you should see your doctor about.


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