What is Vertigo?

A patient diagnosed with vertigo is going to display a sign of significant discomfort, and it can start to impact his/her quality of life.

It’s important to recognize the severity of vertigo and what it can do to the human body. Here is more on the medical condition and how it impacts a person on a day-to-day basis.

What Is It?

In general, vertigo is a medical condition where the patient feels unbalanced or dizzy. It feels like everything is spinning around you.

A good example of this condition is spinning around in a circle for a minute before stopping. Doesn’t the room start moving all over the place? This is the feeling a person has with this condition.

It can be disconcerting and unrelenting based on the severity.

Causes

The most common cause is an inner ear problem.

This leads to the body become unbalanced and not feeling in control.

1) Head or Neck Injury
2) Migraines
3) Stroke/Tumor
4) Side Effects of Medication
5) Inner Ear Problems

These are all of the causes a doctor will consider while making a final diagnosis on what is taking place.

Symptoms

While the most common symptom will be a feeling of dizziness, there are several other symptoms involved too.

These symptoms include:

1) Headaches
2) Sweating
3) Nausea
4) Ringing in the Ears
5) Vomiting
6) Uncontrolled Eye Movements

A patient might face some or all of these symptoms based on their condition.

How To Treat It?

What can be done to help a patient that’s suffering from vertigo?

A doctor will help build a treatment plan, and that’s going to include medicine for motion sickness, physical rehab, and rest. Most cases are resolved with rest as the problem heals itself.

For severe cases, a comprehensive solution involves a combination of these options including surgery (if deemed necessary).