Vertigo treatment

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Vertigo is a condition characterised by an illusion of movement. It might be defined as the world spinning around or rotating. Attacks happen when a person is perfectly still; they last for minutes or hours and, in many cases, disappear on their own. Treatment is prescribed based on the cause of the disorder. Most often, this is vestibular rehabilitation and the use of medications. For example, vertigo due to a brain tumour or injury may require neurosurgery.

Neurologists don't mention vertigo as a separate disease. Instead, it's a symptom of varying conditions with feeling off balance. The disease has no clear age limit. However, more often, people are over 65, and women are more prone to this disorder.

Vertigo attacks arise spontaneously or as a result of different illnesses or head traumas. Physicians classify dizziness into two main types:

  • Peripheral - illness, inflammations and fluid buildup of the inner ear, vestibular nerve infections and tumours of the vestibular nerve are causes of this type of appearance.
  • Central - brain injury (including concussion), stroke, and brain or spinal cord tumours are associated with vertigo.

Besides alcohol, many medications can have side effects of vertigo.

Apart from a typical sense of whirling and loss of balance, such symptoms may accompany dizziness:

  • Nausea and vomiting;
  • Involuntary eye movement (nystagmus);
  • Headache;
  • Ringing in the ears;
  • Escalate vertigo after head and body movements.

Neurologists use a wide range of medications to treat vertigo and related symptoms (most commonly antiemetics and vestibular suppressants). Physiotherapists use vestibular rehabilitation (balance stabilization exercises) and the canalith repositioning procedure. In addition, doctors recommend lifestyle changes, such as avoiding alcohol and caffeine. The disease can also be caused by anxiety and stress. However, often the feeling of spinning comes and goes on its own.

Instead, neurosurgery may be needed if a tumour or trauma causes vertigo. Therefore, you might require an experienced neurologist and ENT to check for vertigo causes. Most frequently, it indicates more severe health issues.

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