headacheThere are many causes of nausea, dizziness or even associated symptoms of headache. Migraine, food poisoning, motion sickness, emotional stress and early pregnancy are some of the common culprits.

On the other hand, common causes of dizziness include inner-ear disorders, medications, and alcohol. Nausea and dizziness can also be caused by issues with the eye.

Dizziness could often be a result of vertigo. It can also be caused by a problem in the inner ear, where balance is regulated. The most common cause of vertigo and vertigo-related dizziness is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).

Headaches are broadly classified as “primary” or “secondary”. Primary headaches are benign, recurrent headaches not caused by underlying disease or structural problems.

For example, migraine is a type of primary headache. While primary headaches may cause significant daily pain and disability, they are not dangerous.

Secondary headaches are caused by an underlying disease, like an infection, head injury, vascular disorders, brain bleed or tumors. Secondary headaches can be harmless or dangerous. Certain “red flags” or warning signs indicate a secondary headache may be dangerous.

But symptoms of nausea, dizziness, vomiting and accompanied by headaches can be a sign of a much more serious ailment including brain injury, meningitis, or other conditions affecting the central nervous system.

A video consultation with a doctor on MedicRelief will be able to help you get to the bottom of what has caused your symptoms and help you feel better.