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Do certain foods cause vertigo?

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Foods that cause migraine-related dizziness or vertigo include chocolate, red wine, meats that are canned or cured in processing, cheese, and MSG, according to the University of California Irvine Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Alterations in sleep patterns and missing meals also cause this form of vertigo.

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Do certain foods cause vertigo?
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In addition to headaches, people suffering from episodic vertigo also experience motion sensitivity, ringing or buzzing in the ear, pressure on the eardrum, and hearing loss in some cases. The dizziness lasts from a couple minutes to several months depending on the case. The best treatment for these headaches is a regular sleep pattern, avoidance of trigger foods, eating regular meals and managing stress, notes the UCI Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

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