Medical News Today: Allergies and dizziness: What's the link?

Allergies can cause vertigo, but this is rare. In this article, we look at how dizziness, vertigo, and allergies are linked, and whether or not treating allergy symptoms can help resolve vertigo.
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Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: featured health and fitness psychology self improvement confidence posture Source Type: blogs
Shanshan Zhang1, Dongli Yuan2 and Ge Tan1* 1Department of Neurology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China 2The Institute of Medical Information, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China Primary systemic vasculitis can affect every structure in both the central and peripheral nervous system, causing varied neurological manifestations of neurological dysfunction. Early recognition of the underlying causes of the neurological symptoms can facilitate timely treatment and improve the prognosis. This review highlights the clinical manifestations of primary systemic vasc...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Authors: Vitaliti G, Pavone P, Giugno GR, Vecchio M, Cocuzza S, Serra A, Maiolino L, Di Mauro P, Lubrano R, Falsaperla R Abstract The latest research data emphasize the interaction between the nervous and the immune systems. It has been demonstrated that the central nervous system (CNS) can be involved secondarily due to blood brain barrier (BBB) disruption via pro-inflammatory cytokines released in allergy. More recently it was demonstrated that the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) could also be equally involved in models of peripheral inflammation such as food allergy; although this last clinical presentation...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research
Conclusion Scientific proof of the benefit of phytotherapy in otorhinolaryngology remains to be established but, given its widespread use and the reported data, knowledge of this form of treatment needs to be developed.
Source: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
We report a 52-year old female who initially presented with episodes of vertigo, headache and diplopia. Vestibular migraine or Meniere's disease was diagnosed. Two-years later she reported sensory symptoms in her upper limbs. Normal investigations led to a functional diagnosis being considered. However she worsened with an acute-onset sensorineural hearing loss and diplopia. Examination revealed evidence of brainstem signs and ataxia. MRI showed an enhancing right dorsal pontine lesion, CSF was normal. She was diagnosed with primary CNS angiitis and managed with steroids and mycophenolate. Improvement was noted but on tape...
Source: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Immunology (including allergy), Drugs: CNS (not psychiatric), Headache (including migraine), Pain (neurology), Ophthalmology, Vascularitis, Ear, nose and throat/otolaryngology ABN Annual Meeting, 17-19 May 2016, The Brighton Centre, Brighton Source Type: research
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Conclusions Many studies have focused on genetic and inflammatory mechanisms contributing to cerebral cavernous malformation rupture, but few have reported on the potential of hemodynamic changes contributing to cerebral cavernous malformation rupture. Systemic blood pressure changes clearly have an effect on angioma pressures. When considering the histopathological features of cerebral cavernous malformation architecture, changes in arterial pressure could cause meaningful alterations in hemorrhage propensity and patterns.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: Journals (General) Source Type: research
We present three cases that didn't respond to initial steroid treatment but subsequently improved with regular infusions of intravenous immunoglobulins. In all three cases, the initial anti–Ro test was negative, but became positive after 4–11 years, an important feature to recognise in clinical practice. Case one presented with painful dystonic spasms of the arm and leg, hemi-facial spasm, vertigo, diplopia with skew deviation, and trigeminal neuropathy. Several years later she developed features of systemic mixed connective tissue disease. Case two presented as a facial palsy, sensory trigeminal neuropathy, an...
Source: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: Immunology (including allergy), Cranial nerves, Drugs: CNS (not psychiatric), Neuromuscular disease, Spinal cord, Ophthalmology, Connective tissue disease, Drugs: musculoskeletal and joint diseases, Musculoskeletal syndromes, Ear, nose and throat/otolaryn Source Type: research
A 13-year-old boy with frequent episodes of vertigo and otologic symptoms was diagnosed with Ménière's disease (MD) but failed to respond to conventional treatment. Allergy testing revealed serious reactions to many allergens, and autonomic tests showed he was dysautonomic. An allergen-restricted diet and treatment of dysautonomia were effective, the boy being free from vertigo within 2 months. This case provides evidence to promote the understanding of MD in children. The authors hypothesize that the autonomic nerves and the immune system can interact, and that such an interaction of dysautonomia and allergy...
Source: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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