Vertigo

Vertigo is a feeling of dizziness, the patient feels that all around him is moving or spinning. Vertigo is usually caused by an inner ear problem, but may also be linked to some kind of eyesight problem.

Most of us have the occasional dizzy spell; vertigo is different. Vertigo is a persistent sense of motion, a feeling of tilting, swaying, spinning, when nothing is moving. The sensations are typically accompanied by sweating, vomiting and nausea.

Causes

Vertigo can be caused by a problem with the balance mechanisms of the inner ear, a problem with the brain, or a problem with the nerves that connect the brain to the middle ear.

Vertigo can be caused due to disorders of the vestibular system (structures in the inner ear), vestibular nerve, brainstem or cerebellum. In some cases, the cause of vertigo may remain unknown. Certain medications and environmental chemicals may also damage the structures of the inner ear or the nerves and thereby result in vertigo. Alcohol can induce vertigo in some people even when taken in small quantities. Systemic causes of vertigo include orthostatic hypotension, head injury, migraine, cardiovascular disorders, stroke, multiple sclerosis, etc. BPPV (Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) is the most common form of vertigo.

The patient may feel that his/her surroundings seem to be moving either vertically or horizontally. There may also be a sensation of spinning. Sometimes the feeling may be so slight that it is hardly noticeable. However, for some people the severity of symptoms makes it hard to keep balance and carry out everyday tasks.
A bout of vertigo can last from a few minutes to several days, and sometimes much longer. The following symptoms are possible:

  • A sensation that everything around you is moving or spinning
  • Loss of balance
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Light-headedness
  • Problems walking properly
  • Problems standing still properly
  • Blurred vision
  • Earache

Homeopathy is strongly recommended for Vertigo. As discussed above, the medication will help the patients to get back to normalcy without having to bear any of the side effects of conventional medication. It helps not only in controlling the intensity and frequency of the attacks of vertigo, but also in alleviating the anxiety that is frequently associated with this condition. It improves the general immunity and vitality of the patient apart from targeting the cause of the vertigo.

 
 

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