What causes migraine-associated vertigo?

Updated: Jan 18, 2019
  • Author: Aaron G Benson, MD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Migraine headache and migraine-associated vertigo are often triggered by certain factors, including stress, anxiety, hypoglycemia, fluctuating estrogen, certain foods, and smoking. However, although central and peripheral defects have been observed, the etiology of migraine-associated vertigo is not completely understood. No single hypothesis explains the headache or dizziness process in migraine at this time. Thus, the causes of the symptoms of migraine remain controversial.


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