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
Self-care for Vertigo
Investigations for Vertigo
- Lab tests
- X-ray spine