Vertigo is a symptom rather than a condition. It is a feeling of loss of balance, especially when looking down from a high point or height. It is a feeling that everything around you is spinning. It is a symptom caused by a condition, damaging the inner ear or vestibular nerve. This sensation is sometimes hardly noticeable. However, in some cases, it becomes very difficult to perform daily tasks. Other symptoms associated with vintage involve loss of balance (someone feels impossible to stand or walk), dizziness and sickness. The symptoms of vertigo vary from person to person. A person may experience high temperature, ringing in ear (tinnitus), and hearing loss. A person can develop vertigo attack suddenly and it may last for few seconds. For some people, it may last much longer. If a person has severe and constant symptoms that persist for several days, making daily task difficult, then he should seek medical help.
A person with severe symptoms of vertigo la should consult GP (General Practitioner). Your medical professional will carry out some examinations in order to diagnose the type of vertigo you are suffering from. He may refer further test to you depending upon your symptoms. The primary cause of vertigo is the problem with the function of inner year in maintaining balance. Vertigo can also be caused by problems in some parts of brain. Other causes of vertigo involve:
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, Migraine, Labyrinthitis- inner ear infection, vestibular neuronitis (an infection of vestibular neuronitis, it extends to the inner year, and deliver message to brain to maintain balance).
There are some types of vertigo that improves with the passage of time, even without treatment. However, some symptoms last for many years and get more severe over time.
The recommended treatment for some symptoms of vertigo include series of simple head movement. This treatment is particularly used to treat Benign Paroxysmal Positional (BPPV). Medical drugs such as Prochlorperazine and some Antihistamines, are used to treat early stages of vertigo. Vestibular Rehabilitation Training (VRT) is a beneficial treatment of vertigo. VRT help people to treat dizziness and balance problem.
There are self-treatments that help you to treat vertigo. Vertigo specialist will suggest you home based vertigo treatments that you need to act upon:
- Include daily simple physical exercise to relieve or improve your symptoms.
- Sleep in a way that slightly raise your head. You can raise your head slightly by placing two pillows under your head.
- When you wake up in the morning, get out of your bed slowly and sit on the edge of bed for a while before standing.
- Avoid bending in order to pick anything.
- Move your head slowly and carefully while performing daily activities.
- Do not extend your neck to pick something from the shelf or cabinet.
The best solution to protect yourself from vertigo is to take enough sleep. An adult must take a minimum of 8 hours sleep. 1 to 2 hours nap is also essential in daytime. It is also very necessary to avoid stress. Stress is the major cause of hormonal imbalance which can cause vertigo