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Vertigo

Information about Vertigo

We Have to Know about the Vertigo

  • Vertigo is the sensation that either your body or your environment is moving (usually spinning).

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions               

  • Is there associated altered consciousness?

Causes of Vertigo

Benign positional vertigo: Change in head position causes a sudden sensation of spinning. The most likely cause is small crystals that break loose in the canals of the inner ear and touch the sensitive nerve endings inside.

  • Acute Labyrinthitis: Inflammation of the balance apparatus of the inner ear, probably caused by a viral infection.
  • Ménière’s disease: Causes repeat episodes of dizziness, usually with ringing in the ear and progressive low-frequency hearing loss. It is caused by a change in the volume of fluid inside the inner ear. Although the reason for this change is unknown, scientists suspect that it may be linked to loud noise, to a viral infection or to biologic factors inside the ear itself.

Do’s and Don’ts of Vertigo

  • Avoid situations in which a fall could cause significant harm, like climbing a ladder or working on a slanted roof.

Signs & Symptoms of Vertigo

  • Vertigo can feel like the room is spinning or like you are spinning in the room
  • Sense of imbalance.
  • Nausea, vomiting and ringing in one or both ears (tinnitus).

Medical advice for Vertigo

  • If the symptoms keep recurring or persist for more than 2 says

Risk factors of Vertigo        

Treatment for Vertigo

  • Medicines

Self-care for Vertigo            

Investigations for Vertigo

  • Lab tests
  • X-ray spine
  • Audiometry
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