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Vertigo

Description

‘Vertigo’ is a problem in the inner ear or the brain with a feeling of head spinning and loss of balance.

 The person cannot function properly and suffers from anxiety and depression.

TYPES:

  1. Peripheral vertigo
  2. Central vertigo
Causes

Vertigo is temporary due to some illness and Long-term as a result of psychiatric problems.

 It can be due to:

  • Sometimes looking down from a height.
  • As a result of ear surgery.
  • Due to a migraine.
  • Head injury.
  • Side-effects of certain medicines.
  • Prolonged bed rest.
  • Stroke
Risk factors
  • Peripheral vertigo is due to a problem in inner ear organs, mostly inflammation, by a rash of Herpes viral infection (shingles) close to ear.
  • Central vertigo is due to complication in parts of the brain.
Symptoms

A person suffering from vertigo will feel their surroundings spinning and experience a loss of balance while walking or standing. In addition, other symptoms accompany vertigo:

  • Nausea, vomiting.
  • Headache
  • Pain or discomfort in ear.
  • unconscious 
  • Ringing in ears.
Diagnosis

A thorough medical check-up and history taking by a doctor will help determine:

  • The severity of spinning and dizziness.
  • If it’s related to some head injury or trauma.
  • Association with a migraine or some infection.

MRI or CT scan of the head may be needed for a clearer picture.

Management
  • Symptomatic treatment to overcome nausea and vomiting by Antiemetic drugs.
  • For Migraine headache Antihistamines.
  • Antibiotics or antiviral drugs for an underlying ear infection.
  • In extreme conditions, surgery of inner ear or parts of the brain is necessary.

PRECAUTIONS

  • Get up slowly after waking up or sitting up from a lying down position.
  • Avoid climbing heights and driving when being dizzy.
  • Do not look up suddenly or jerk up your head.
  • If you are dis-balanced while walking, use a walking stick to prevent falling.
  • Good light at night to help see clearly.
When to consult a doctor?

If simple precautions and symptom relievers aren’t helpful, then you must see a doctor check for an associated problem or need for surgery to heal inner ear organs.

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