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What is the inner ear?

Inner ear is one of the crucial parts of the hearing system and it is located behind the middle ear and connected to it by a passage. Besides playing the important role in the process of hearing, its function is to maintain the normal balance. Therefore, the logical outcome of the damage to the inner ear is the disruption of the balance, which is tightly associated with the urge for throwing up and dizziness. Unlike the problems with the middle, outer ear and the canals, the problems with the inner ear are somewhat aggravated due to the deeper location of it.

The most likely provokers and the treatment

So, the most common conditions, concerning the inner ear are the infectious processes provoked by the entrance of some virus, or it may figure as the advanced stage of the middle ear infection, if not treated, that is. The inflammation then happens and, consequently, the problems with balance and throwing up occur, since the inner ear nervous system is connected to the center for the balance in the brain. That is why the feeling of losing the control over the limbs is felt, and the accompanying troubles are, additionally, of the psychological nature. Also, when this problem occurs, the hearing is disrupted as well and all these are the reasons why this condition is so terrifying, according to the people who experienced it.

Apart from the virus infection this condition can be triggered by certain Maniere’s syndrome (when, from some reason the increased amount of the liquid accumulates in the middle ear) and by the bacterial infection, too. When it comes to the syndrome mentioned previously, the built up fluid interferes with the normal pressure in the ear canals. Also, the auto immune response might be the direct cause of the dizziness and nausea felt because the damage to the inner ear, but that is the rare case scenario. It could be shortly described as the problem of the immune cells attacking the wrong part of the body, which, in this case, is the inner ear.

Besides all these, we mustn’t forget that there is another one underlying condition that can cause the troubles that accompany the disorder of the inner ear, and that is the formation of the benign tumor in this very place.

Nevertheless, there are some conditions that resemble the inner ear infection and which share the same indicators, such as hypertension, hypotension, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, the nervous attack and similar. So, this is important because it is essential to know what is the cause, in order to successfully treat the problem.    

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