Common Causes of Dizziness

At Texas Ear and Vestibular Institute in McKinney and Allen, TX, Dr. Andrew Senchak, Dr. Joshua Caldwell, and Dr. Annie McRae specializes in ear conditions that cause a range of symptoms. Dizziness is a troublesome symptom for people in McKinney and Allen, TX, which indicates an ear infection or abnormality in the ear canal.

Vestibular Neuritis

Although the exact cause is unknown, vestibular neuritis is believed to be linked to a viral infection that causes inflammation around the vestibular nerve. This nerve sends signals to your brain related to your position and movement. The inflammation interferes with the signal relay. Without accurate information, your brain is unable to determine the position of your head, and this results in losing your balance and feeling dizzy and nauseous.


Labyrinthitis is another common ear infection diagnosed in McKinney and Allen, TX, residents who experience dizziness. Your inner air is comprised of channels that are filled with fluid. The movement of the fluid sends signals to your brain that keep you balanced. Bacterial and viral infections of the inner ear prevent the fluid from moving properly, and this may cause dizziness and other symptoms.

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

If your dizziness feels like the world is spinning, it may be caused by benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. The condition is triggered when calcium crystals in your ear are dislodged. The crystals may move into the part of your ear that helps with balance and orientation.

Meniere’s Disease

Unlike vestibular neuritis, labyrinthitis, and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, Meniere’s disease is a chronic condition that is caused by excess fluid in your ear. It may cause dizziness, ringing in the ears, hearing loss, and a sensation that your ears are plugged. The condition may be caused by infections, poor blood flow, and autoimmune disorders. Studies show that Meniere’s disease tends to be genetic in nature. Treatment options are available, such as medication, lifestyle changes, and surgery.

Are you living with episodes of dizziness? As is the case with many residents of McKinney and Allen, TX, an ear infection or abnormality of the inner ear may be the cause. Call Texas Ear and Vestibular Institute today at (469) 678-2211 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrew Senchak, Dr. Joshua Caldwell, and Dr. Annie McRae at our McKinney, TX, office.

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