Have you ever been on a merry-go-round or played a game that required you to spin around a number of times before doing something? That feeling you get when you get off the merry-go-round or stop spinning is what vertigo feels like. But for people who have vertigo, there has usually been no precipitating event that causes the feeling. You simply feel dizzy. Vertigo can be a symptom of a variety of health issues, so it’s important to recognize it and determine the cause.
Symptoms of Vertigo
Vertigo is a feeling of lightheadedness or dizziness in which people who have it usually describe the sensation as the room spinning. Other symptoms can be caused by vertigo, such as motion sickness, vomiting, nausea, and even headaches. Some people describe feeling like there is pressure in their ears. Diseases that can cause vertigo include Meniere’s disease, and vestibular neuritis. Less likely causes that can still be of concern include certain STDs, infections, and multiple sclerosis.
How Is Vertigo Diagnosed?
There are a number of causes of vertigo, so the focus is usually not on diagnosing vertigo, the feeling of dizziness, but on the central nervous system or inner ear disorder that is causing it. It is important to determine the cause, because episodes of vertigo can cause you to lose your balance, fall, and injure yourself. Depending on what is causing the vertigo, your physician can prescribe a course of treatment, from medication to physical therapy.
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