Doctors for Vertigo in Lakshmi Narayan Nagar, Hubli-Dharwad
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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?
The doctor may do a series of tests to determine the cause of your dizziness. Other tests may include:
• Electronystagmography (ENG) or videonystagmography (VNG). This test can help determine if dizziness is due to inner ear disease by measuring involuntary eye movements while your head is placed in different positions or your balance organs are stimulated with water or air.
• Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This test uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create cross-sectional images of head and body.
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?
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.