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Vertigo / Dizziness

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Other Names - Dizziness, Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Meniere disease, Motion Sickness, Labyrinthitis

Vertigo is a feeling of spinning (whirling) or falling down when there are no actual body movements. Vertigo is caused most often due to problems in the brain and inner ear. The most common form of vertigo is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). It is a symptom of a balance disorder that occurs due to disturbances caused in the inner ear balance.

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Vertigo may last for a few moments, several hours, or even days. Vertigo is most common in elderly people, but can affect both sexes at any age.

The patient suffering from vertigo complains of a sensation of motion or spinning within stable surroundings, and it may be accompanied by loss of balance and nausea.

Depending on the symptoms and signs, a diagnosis of vertigo can be made. To make an accurate diagnosis the doctor can sometimes advice tests like Dix-Hallpike test, computerized dynamic posturography, audiometry or electronystagmography.

Treatment of vertigo depends largely on the underlying cause of vertigo. Ear infection will need treatment with antibiotics. Common medicines for treatment of the condition include- meclizine hydrochloride (Antivert), diphenhydramine (Benadryl), promethazine hydrochloride (Phenergan) and diazepam (Valium). Physical therapy might be recommended in some forms of vertigo.

People suffering from vertigo should take precautions so that they do not fall and hurt themselves. House and toilets may need to have railings installed.
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When a person is diagnosed with Vertigo and are put on medication, are there any warning sings before hand that they are going to have a dizziness or does it come on instantly without warning?
lazybull Sunday, June 23, 2013
I'm surrefiing through Vestibular neuritis.Irritation started while talking on cell phone. Does the signal of mobile affects the inner ear?
vmg25 Sunday, December 16, 2012
I have suffered from BPPV for many years now...... I have tried the eply maneuver a few times. While I have no insurance and very limited finances. I am not sure I am doing the exercise correctly. It seems to help when I can tolerate doing it, but only for a while. I was admitted to the hospital 2 weeks ago and given valum intravenously that seems to be the only thing to ever actually help. Also it seems I have more, longer lasting, and intense attacks in the fall. Has anyone experienced this?
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grace44 Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Is there any proven medicine/treatment in homeopathy for positional vertigo?
Sidd359 Thursday, September 08, 2011
Vertigo can be due to Cervical spondylitis, cervical anomalies, any eye anomaly,ear anomaly, cardiac problem, high and low blood pressure, poor axidation, mental exertion, disturbances of sleep and many more. One should try to detect the actual cause of vertigo. In fact Vertigo is a symptom of other anomalies present inside the body. reflecting the symptoms of whirling like sensation. Dr DBBajpai
Dr. Desh Bandhu Bajpai Saturday, January 22, 2011
I am 69 yrs old and COPD patient and anchy spondilysis.Today, after some exercise when I climbed down from bed, I felt as if I am falling down and had sensation of spinning. After some time it was okay. Every morning I go for walk. I seek yr advice if I should continue morning walk and breathing exercise.
romji Monday, June 10, 2013
i have vertigo,caused from my ear,that constantly makes noise, effects me more in the winter, alot! thinking of moving some where warm so i wont have it as often. MOTION SICKNESS PILLS ,dont work as good as they use to,im tired of this,hate being sick with it, only relief is to throw-up!
katsback Monday, February 23, 2009
Is is curable? How long time it takes to be cured? what are the effect and symptoms gradually may occur for long term neglegency? Is there any precaution to resist or protect? any guide lien?
guest Thursday, October 16, 2008
Yes, it is curable, if you use Ayurvedic medicine. The best way is to go for first ETG AyurvedaScan examination and find out what parts of the body is normal and abnormal, then select the proper Ayurvedic medicine for treatment. Along term treatment cures the condition.
Dr. Desh Bandhu Bajpai Saturday, January 22, 2011

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