Vertigo is a strange sensation one feels either the surroundings are in motion or one-self is in motion. Vertigo is often described by the patient as dizziness. One can experience vertigo during or after a continuous head rotation. Such a vertigo is physiological. Vertigo becomes pathological due to vestibular dysfunction( a dysfunction in vestibular apparatus in the inner ear meant to maintain the balance of the body). Therefore, vertigo is more than just feel dizzy.
A vertigo sensation can be for few seconds to few hours.
The most common causes which affect the inner ear vestibular apparatus are :
Labrynthitis : infection of inner ear
Meniere’s disease : a disease which has ringing in ear(tinnitus), hearing problem along with vertigo.
Vestibular neuronitis : any affection of the vestibular nerve.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo due to head rotation or specific head movements.
Other symptoms associated with Vertigo may include :
- Faintness feeling/ Weakness.
- Diplopia( Blurred vision and/or double vision)
- Dysarthria (Difficulty in speaking or slurred speech)
- Ataxic gait (Difficulty in walking)
- Nystagmus (involuntary eyeball movements)
- Diaphoresis (Sweating)
Vertigo is not seen in children and young adults. It becomes common in elderly people above 60 years of age. Vertigo is seen in women patients more than men.
What if ignore?
Severe vertigo can lead to vomiting, difficulty to walk. Vertigo can affect the sense of balance and chances of falling maybe more if not treated.
Why one can go for Homeopathy Treatment?
Vertigo is more a symptom than a disease. It is a sensation felt by the person which is subjective in nature. The homeopathic prescription is based on every single symptom patient suffers from. Homeopathy treats single symptom to diseases and syndromes. Therefore, homeopathy has a great scope in treating vertigo. The medicines for vertigo are so fast acting and the patient can find the relief whenever there is such a sensation.
Frequently Asked Qustions
Can headache cause vertigo ?
In some patients, Migraine headache causes vertigo.
Is Vertigo a sign of bigger disease?
Vertigo can also be due to previous meningitis or head injury, bilateral labyrinthitis, side-effects of certain medications and degenerative disorders.
What should be done if i have vertigo ?
You should do the following if you get vertigo sensation :
- Lie down in dark, quiet room to reduce the spinning sensation
- Take the support if you are at risk of falling.
- Sleep with your head slightly raised.
- Sit on the edge of the bed before standing up directly from bed.