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Vertigo - Symptoms, Causes and Treatment People who suffer from vertigo experience a sensation of spinning or the feeling that the environment that they’re in, is spinning. Sometimes, it may be fleeting, and sometimes it can be so bad as to affect normal life. It can develop suddenly or it can come on over a period of time, gradually getting worse.

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A feeling of being unbalanced Spinning sensation Nausea Dizziness There may be other symptoms, depending on the reason for your vertigo, like:High temperature Tinnitus (ringing in your ears) Hearing loss Types of vertigo

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Peripheral vertigo Central vertigo Peripheral vertigo

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Peripheral vertigo is more common and is caused by a problem with the inner ear. Causes include: Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) This is a condition where certain head movements trigger vertigo and may be caused by:- Ear infection - Ear surgery - Head injury Labyrinthitis (inner ear infection) Vestibular neuronitis (inflammation of the vestibular nerve which is in the ear)


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Ménière's disease Prolonged bed rest Certain types of medication Central vertigo

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Central vertigo is caused by problems in the brain and causes include:Migraines Multiple sclerosis Acoustic neuroma (benign tumour in the ear) Brain Transient ischemic attack Certain types of medication Diagnosis

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The doctor will get your family history, medical history and do a physical examination which will include checking your balance. You may be asked to do a series of blood tests. You may also be asked to do hearing and balance tests that could include:Eye movement testing Head movement testing Posturography (standing and trying to keep your balance under various conditions) Rotary chair testing How is vertigo treated?

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Sometimes vertigo goes away in time or it may not bother you much. If it affects your quality of life, you should see a doctor. Some treatments that a doctor may suggest include:Neck exercises Medication Vestibular rehabilitation training (specific exercises to help inner ear balance) Self care that includes small changes, like:Sleeping with head slightly raised Getting up slowly out of bed Sitting for a minute on the edge of a bed, before standing Avoiding bending If vertigo is making life sub normal, you should see a doctor and get treated.

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Vertigo - Symptoms, Causes and Treatment  

People who suffer from vertigo experience a sensation of spinning or the feeling that the environment that they’re in, is spinning. Sometime...

Vertigo - Symptoms, Causes and Treatment  

People who suffer from vertigo experience a sensation of spinning or the feeling that the environment that they’re in, is spinning. Sometime...

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