Dizziness when moving your head up or down

Dizziness - When everything is spinning and we are unbalanced

Where and how does dizziness develop?

Our sense of balance is in the ear.
The ear is thus a sensory organ that is responsible for the sense of hearing as well as for controlling balance. This is why hearing and balance problems often occur together.
The organ of equilibrium is part of the inner ear and is also known as the vestibular organ.
The three semicircular canals of the vestibular apparatus in the inner ear, together with the two endolymph-filled macular organs, the saccule and the utricle, are responsible for recording rotational movements in space.

Therefore, the cause can be directly in the ear. It can therefore arise from stimuli or diseases or inflammations of the inner ear, the labyrinth or the equilibrium nerve. The inflammation of the equilibrium nerve is referred to by doctors as vestibular neuritis.
A possible benign tumor on the equilibrium nerve is an acoustic neuroma. If the cause is in the ear, it is called vestibular vertigo.

The origin can also lie in the processing of stimuli in the central nervous system - this is the case with driving dizziness, a symptom of motion sickness.
This also applies to changes in pressure, for example during dives or altitude training.

There is also what is known as psychogenic dizziness, which often arises as a result of stress or psychological stress. Mental illnesses such as social phobias, panic attacks and other psychosomatic illnesses can also express themselves through symptoms of dizziness.

In addition, there are forms of vertigo that have an organic cause that is not in the ear in the sense of balance. For example, fever and severe viral infections can make you feel dizzy. Patients with neurological diseases of the brain such as migraines, epilepsy, Alzheimer's dementia and multiple sclerosis can also suffer from dizziness. A lack of oxygen, vitamin B12, energy or sugar or other nutrients can also be responsible for the problems. Fasting or poor nutrition can be the cause, but also diseases such as diabetes mellitus. The so-called cervicogenic dizziness is also widespread. The origin of this is to be found in the cervical spine. Last but not least, cardiovascular diseases can also be the cause: patients with low blood pressure can be affected just as much as patients with high blood pressure or arteriosclerosis.