Ailments & Remedies

Ailments List

Vertigo

 

Overview

Vertigo is commonly a symptom of a balance mechanism disorder within the inner ear. It is marked by a spinning or whirling sensations, spells of dizziness in a stationary body in respect to the surroundings. The effect of vertigo may vary. Nausea and vomiting accompanies the dizzy spells while in severe cases, standing up and walking may be difficult.

 

Causes

Many medical conditions can possibly cause vertigo in a person. Certain ear conditions like Meniere’s disease, ear infections, ear wax, etc. and certain brain conditions like migraine, tumors, multiple sclerosis, etc. can cause vertigo. A few kinds of vision problems may also be responsible for vertigo. Other probable causes are motion sickness, stroke, head trauma and alcohol abuse. People may suffer with vertigo as a side effect of medication. 

 

Symptoms

The affected person will experience disorientation, sensation of movement even when completely still, the environment around moving or spinning. In addition, the person may have nausea, vomiting, dizziness or abnormal eye movements with a loss of balance. In severe conditions, walking might be impaired. Visual disturbances, ringing sensation in the ear, weakness, headache, difficulty in speaking are some symptoms that may occur.

 

Diagnosis

The doctor will primarily perform a simple physical examination of the patient and note down the symptoms as experienced by the person. The doctor after taking the medical history of the patient may recommend certain tests to rule out other health disorders and make a confirmed diagnosis of vertigo.

 

Treatment

Various complementary and alternative therapies can help improve the symptoms and treat the condition. Advice should be sought from a qualified practitioner for treatment options.



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