By: Terry Graedon August 17, 2020 8 Comments
    What Is the Best Treatment for BPPV?

    Vertigo is a terrible feeling. The world spins around you and you may feel unsteady or nauseated. While there are many possible causes of vertigo, the most common is a condition called benign paroxysm…

    By: Terry Graedon April 5, 2018 22 Comments
    Show 1116: What You Can Do About Dizziness

    About 15 percent of American adults have problems with their balance. Even children are not exempt, with about 5 percent suffering from dizziness. What causes dizziness, and what can be done about it?…

    By: Joe Graedon October 3, 2016 28 Comments
    Drugs Can’t Cure Vertigo (BPPV) Caused by …

    Anyone who has ever suffered from a bout of vertigo knows how debilitating it can be. Several years ago I rolled over in bed and the world started spinning. When I tried to get up from the side of the…

    By: Joe Graedon January 26, 2015 10 Comments
    Vitamin D Vanquished Vertigo

    Q. I began suffering from vertigo nearly a year ago. I often felt like I was about to fall down. A friend said that vitamin D3 helps with dizziness. I started taking 1500 IU per day and my dizziness a…

    By: Terry Graedon April 23, 2012 6 Comments
    Dealing with Dizziness Is Difficult

    Doing cartwheels, riding rollercoasters or spinning until they're dizzy makes children scream with delight. For older people, though, dizziness is a disaster. When adults feel dizzy, they frequently b…

    By: Terry Graedon September 26, 2011 22 Comments
    Dizzy Spells Are Making Her Miserable

    Q. I have been diagnosed with Meniere's disease. This causes dizzy spells that come out of nowhere and are totally disabling. They last from 30 minutes to 4 hours. I saw a specialist who prescribed a …

    By: Joe Graedon October 22, 2008 19 Comments
    Alternatives to Beta Blockers for Blood Pressure

    Q. I’m not a pill taker, but my doctors insist I get my blood pressure down to 120/80. I started on beta blockers (first propranolol, then atenolol and now metoprolol). They make my joints ache and …

    By: Joe Graedon October 18, 2007 113 Comments
    Ginger To Treat Vertigo

    Vertigo is an extremely disruptive sensation. Having the world seem to spin around you makes it difficult to walk without fear of falling. On the other hand, sometimes doctors are challenged to figur…