Vertigo is when a person feels as if they or the objects around them are moving when they are not. Often it feels like a spinning or swaying movement. This may be associated with nausea, vomiting, sweating, or difficulties walking. It is typically worsened when the head is moved. Vertigo is the most common type of dizziness. Activities that bring about the signs and symptoms of BPPV can vary from person to person, but are almost always brought on by a change in the position of your head. Some people also feel out of balance when standing or walking.
HOW IS VERTIGO DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done on the basis of the family’s medical history and the symptoms as described and felt by the patient.
HOW IS VERTIGO TREATED?
Once the root cause of vertigo is diagnosed, treatment procedures begin. Sometimes, ear issues cause the same and hence use of antibiotics or even doing surgery is suggested. There are instances when patients require Vestibular rehabilitation to enable the brain to send out the right signals. Special Vertigo exercises are also highly suggested here.
DID YOU KNOW?
If the patient is experience a lot of dizziness it is important to take adequate support staff or support equipments in order to avoid any unforeseen situations.