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What is vertigo?

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asked Apr 2, 2016 in Health and Fitness by anonymous
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Vertigo is a sensation of spinning. A person suffering from this condition may feel like he/she is spinning and the world around him/her is spinning. The condition is caused by an inner ear infection. There are many inner ear problems that can lead to vertigo such as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo - BPPV - where tiny calcium particles get collected in the inner ear, Meniere's disease - where fluid builds up inside the ear and changes the pressure, and Vestibular neuritis - an inner ear problem caused by a virus.

 

The symptoms of vertigo include spinning, swaying, becoming unbalanced, tilting, and being pulled in one direction. The treatment for vertigo may depend on the actual cause of the condition. Most of the time, it disappears without any treatment. If you have the above-mentioned symptoms, it is best that you consult your GP for proper diagnosis and treatment.

 

References

http://www.webmd.com/brain/vertigo-symptoms-causes-treatment

http://www.medicinenet.com/vertigo_overview/article.htm

 

answered Apr 2, 2016 by nilupa1973 (35,290 points)
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Vertigo is similar to dizziness [1]. The person suffering from the condition feels like everything around them is spinning. Vertigo is often related to issues with either the ear or the brain. For example, head or neck trauma or an inflammation in the ear could be to blame.

 

The symptoms of vertigo may last for days or could come and go sporadically [2]. If you experience this sensation, there is no need to panic. Most people's symptoms go away and they have no further issues. However, if you continue to feel dizzy or you can't hear as well as you used to, set up a visit with a medical professional.

 

References:

 

[1] http://www.emedicinehealth.com/vertigo/article_em.htm

 

[2] http://www.cbsnews.com/news/what-is-vertigo-and-what-do-you-do-when-you-have-it/

answered Apr 3, 2016 by Unckelli (50,310 points)

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