Vertigo is defined as a kind of spinning sensation that happens and one has dizzy spells during this period. As the name defines, you would experience a lot of dizziness during vertigo attacks. One tends to feel unbalanced and has a swaying sensation to. In this phase, it would also mean that you are unable to stand straight and might pass out to.
HOW IS VERTIGO DIAGNOSED?
A general physician would check your family’s medical history and the symptoms as described and felt by the patient.
HOW IS VERTIGO TREATED?
Some types of vertigo will disappear without treatment, and even where the type of vertigo has a simple and effective treatment, patients may prefer to take the watchful waiting route. In very rare cases, where the Epley maneuver has not proven effective after a number of attempts, surgery may be recommended. When the vertigo is thought to be due to inflammation of the vestibular nerve (vestibular neuronitis), a central cause, or is idiopathic (has an unknown cause), relief of symptoms can be achieved with drug treatment - although this will not correct the cause, it is purely symptomatic.
DID YOU KNOW?
Dizziness affects approximately 20–40% of people at some point in time while about 7.5–10% have vertigo. About 5% have vertigo in a given year. It becomes more common with age and affects women two to three times more often than men. Vertigo accounts for about 2–3% of emergency department visits in the developed world.