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Vertigo

Vertigo is a sensation of movement or spinning, tilting or swaying when your body is not actually moving. Learn more about its symptoms and treatments.

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Meniere’s disease

Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear that causes vertigo, dizziness and balance problems. While there is no cure, the symptoms can be managed.

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Dizziness

Have you felt light-headed, unsteady or weak recently? Read on for helpful advice about 'dizzy spells', causes of dizziness and what to do when feeling faint.

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Labyrinthitis

Labyrinthitis is an inflammation of the balancing centre in your inner ear. Here’s how it may come about, symptoms to look out for and treatment options.

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Whiplash symptoms

Whiplash symptoms can be pain and swelling in the neck, shoulder and headaches. Find out more about whiplash symptoms.

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Acoustic neuroma

An acoustic neuroma is a benign (non-cancerous) tumour grows in the eighth auditory or vestibulocochlear nerve. It can affect hearing and balance.

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Otosclerosis

Otosclerosis is an inherited condition that affects the middle ear. It's the most common cause of deafness in adults, but it can be treated with a hearing aid or with surgery.

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Lightheadedness

Lightheadedness is common in older adults and usually improves if you drink some water and lie down. But it can also be a symptom of something more serious.

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Transient ischaemic attack (TIA)

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) has similar symptoms to a stroke but only lasts a few minutes. If you think you are having a TIA, call 000 for an ambulance.

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Multiple sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic disease that affects the central nervous system. Learn about the types of MS and how the symptoms can be managed.

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