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?
After a complete physical examination by a general physician or an ENT specialist the following supportive tests are done:
1. Electronystagmography (ENG) or videonystagmography (VNG).
HOW IS VERTIGO TREATED?
The treatment of Vertigo depends upon the cause of the disease and besides medication, Vertigo can be treated by prescribing bed rest.
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.