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Vertigo: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?

Vertigo may cause a person to feel that he/she is rotating or rocking or as if the world is spinning even when he/she is perfectly still. Sound waves enter through the outer ear canal and reach the ear drum. There the sound is converted to vibrations and when these vibrations reach the vestibular nerve, it carries these signals to the brain. This mechanism together with the collection of semi-circular canals in the inner ear helps to provide real-time feedback regarding a person’s position in space. Vertigo implies a dysfunction in any part of this entire procedure.

There can be different causes of vertigo and the causes can be differentiated into peripheral or central. Central causes of vertigo have their roots in the brain and the spinal cord while the peripheral vertigo occurs due to some problem in the inner ear. However, vertigo in most cases occurs due to problems in the inner ear. Vertigo can occur if the inner ear gets inflamed due to illness or if the small hair cells within the semicircular canals get irritated. In this scenario, a person suffers from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear that is caused due to fluid build-up and pressure changes in the ear. Vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis is an inner ear problem that is often related to infection.

The treatment for vertigo depends on what is causing the problem. The various methods of treatment include vestibular rehabilitation, canalith repositioning maneuvers and medications. Sometimes, surgery may be needed if vertigo is caused due to tumor or injury to the brain or neck.

How is the treatment done?

Labyrinthitis and vestibular neuronitis can be treated by vestibular rehabilitation. Vestibular rehabilitation involves carrying out some exercises that encourage a person’s brain to adapt to the ear’s abnormal messages. During this therapy, a person keeps moving despite feelings of dizziness and vertigo. This unique procedure trains a brain to avoid the confusing signals coming from inner ear and to rely on the signals coming from the other parts of the body. This method helps the brain to minimize any dizziness and helps the person to maintain balance.

BPPV is usually treated with a procedure called Epley maneuver. This is a procedure four different head movements are performed to move the fragments that cause vertigo to a position where they cannot produce any more symptoms. A person may experience vertigo during the movements. Although this procedure may provide some immediate relief, total recovery can be achieved only after 2 weeks. Brandt- Daroff exercises are recommended if the Epley maneuver does not work.

If vertigo is caused due to Meniere’s disease, a person will need to adopt a low-salt diet, take medications, treat tinnitus- ringing in the ears- with sound therapy, treat hearing loss, undergo physiotherapy to regain balance and also have to get treated for the secondary symptoms of this disease. Sometimes medications can be used to treat various forms of vertigo. Two of the most commonly used medicines are prochlorperazine and antihistamines. Betahistine is recommended for long-term treatment of Meniere’s disease.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

Vertigo refers to a sense of dizziness. This condition may develop due to a range of reasons. A person is eligible for treatment of vertigo if he/she experiences some or all of the symptoms associated with it. The symptoms are: dizziness, problems with balance, lightheadedness, a sense of motion sickness, tinnitus, feeling of fullness in the ear and nausea and vomiting. A doctor will determine whether a person is suffering from vertigo or not by means of a physical examination and checking the patient’s medical history. A person may also be advised to undergo an MRI or CT scan. Thus, a person will only be eligible for treatment after he/she has been properly diagnosed by a doctor.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

A person who does not suffer from the symptoms of vertigo are not eligible for treatment. A person affected by Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo is not suited to undergo the vestibular rehabilitation. Epley manouevre requires some head exercises to be done. A person who has a serious head/neck injury is not eligible for this treatment. A person needs to consult a doctor before understanding whether he/she is eligible to take medications like antihistamine and prochlorperazine.

Are there any side effects?

The side-effects of vestibular rehabilitation therapy include dizziness, muscle fatigue, sedation, weakness, and unsteadiness and falls that may sometimes amplify the disorder. Epley manoeuvre does not have any serious side-effects. However, a small fraction of the patients who have undergone his treatment have experienced transient nausea while fewer people have experienced vomiting. Prochlorperazine has a number of side-effects like dizziness, drowsiness, sleep disorders, constipation, swelling of breasts, weight gain and missing of menstrual period for women. Antihistamine’s side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, vision problems, confusion and problems in urination.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

There are a number of post-treatment guidelines that a person can follow to ensure that this condition does not recur. A person can reduce the risk of developing central vertigo by controlling the risk factors for stroke. A person should not drive a car or a motorbike even after he has undergone treatment. There is always a risk of a mishap. If a person has undergone treatment for peripheral vertigo, he/she should continue with vestibular rehabilitation exercises. A person should also avoid operating large machineries or climbing the stairs.

How long does it take to recover?

The Epley maneuver to treat Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo shoe positive results almost immediately after the treatment. However, a person with BPPV will take about 2 weeks to recover completely. The Brandt-Daroff exercises, which are recommended to a person who doesn’t benefit from the Epley maneuver also takes about 2 weeks to get the patient cured fully. Surgery is recommended if the symptoms of vertigo persist for years. If central vertigo is caused due to a migraine, a person will recover as soon as the migraine is dealt with. Medicines usually cure a person suffering from vertigo within 3-14 days, depending on the severity of the condition.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The cost of prochlorperazine is around Rs 646 while antihistamines are available within a price range of Rs 1800 – Rs 2000. A CT Scan can cost something around Rs 70,000 – Rs 80,000.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

It is believed that vertigo can be totally cured. Treatment of vertigo generally depends on treating the symptoms. Vertigo can be of two types: central and peripheral. Central vertigo can be cured by treating the accompanying migraine. Sometimes central vertigo is caused due to brain tumors. Surgery may be required to treat the brain tumor. This can, in most cases, permanently cure central vertigo. Meniere’s disease, which can also cause vertigo, can be treated by making some lifestyle changes and by treating some problems of the ear. Thus, as long as the inflammation inside of the ear is treated, vertigo can be permanently cured.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

Gingko biloba is one of the mostly researched herbs that help to increase blood flow to the head and brain and thus can act as a natural cure for vertigo. Ginger, which helps to treat nausea, can also act to contain vertigo. Almonds and milk also help to treat vertigo. Other natural ingredients that help to contain vertigo are lemon balm, fruits and vegetables rich in Vitamin C, vitamin D and garlic and sesame oil.

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Vertigo In Adults - Why It Happens?

MS - ENT, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
ENT Specialist, Ghaziabad
Vertigo In Adults - Why It Happens?

Vertigo is a feeling that your head or your surrounding is spinning. It is an illusion of movement. People with vertigo cannot bend down to pick up stuff, as they may feel the spinning sensation.
There are two types i.e. objective and subjective. Vertigo is said to objective when the surrounding seems to be spinning; subjective is when the person feels their head is spinning. Vertigo can be slightly mysterious to diagnose. There are, however, some causes which can help you understand it better. There are two main types of vertigo: Central and Peripheral. Central vertigo is when there is an issue in the brain that is causing vertigo. Middle ear problems leading to vertigo is known as peripheral vertigo.

Central vertigo:

  • Paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV): Also known as, Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). These episodes are benign and occur in paroxysms or spurts. The person will feel the attack with simple actions like turning over in bed. They do not last long, often about 20 to 30 seconds.
  • Migraine: Known for the severe headaches, migraine can also cause vertigo.
  • Head trauma: This type of vertigo usually subsides with time as the person recovers from trauma.
  • Neck injuries: Injury to nerves and blood vessels in the neck can also lead to vertigo.
  • Health conditions: General health issues like arteriosclerosis, multiple sclerosis, and diabetes lead to vertigo.
  • Stroke or blood flow blockage: When blood does not reach the base of the brain, it can result in vertigo.

Peripheral vertigo:

  • Middle ear infections: Labyrinthitis (either bacterial or viral) a middle ear infection can cause vertigo. Common viruses include herpes, influenza, measles, rubella, hepatitis, and EBV.
  • Meniere’s disease: Another ear problem causing vertigo is Meniere’s disease. This is known for its 3 symptoms – vertigo, ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and hearing loss. This can be caused by various factors, some of which can include ear infections, head injuries, or heredity. The exact cause of the condition is not established clearly.
  • Acoustic neuroma: A tumor of the nerve tissue in the inner ear may cause vertigo. The person can also have hearing loss and ringing sensation.

Other causes of vertigo include:

  • Pregnancy: During the first trimester, in particular, the various hormonal changes can cause vertigo. The expanding uterus puts pressure on the blood vessels, leading to reduced blood supply to the brain, which can also induce vertigo. As the baby continues to grow, lying on the back can put pressure on the blood vessels to the heart, causing vertigo.
  • Stress: It is known to worsen vertigo, which a person may already have. Anxiety and panic attacks are known to worsen vertigo.
  • Travelers: Be it ship, air, or train, some people experience a spinning sensation with any form of travel.
     
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Vertigo / Dizziness - When To Seek Medical Attention?

MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Ghaziabad
Vertigo / Dizziness - When To Seek Medical Attention?

BPPV or Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is a major cause of vertigo. This is a condition that gives a sensation of head spin all of a sudden. It also results in dizziness in brief episodes. The severity level can vary from intense to mild. BPPV is triggered with certain changes of the head position. Although BPPV is bothersome, it isn’t serious unless there is a chance of a person falling abruptly because of the head spin. There are ample treatment options available to address this problem.

Symptoms of BPPV
BPPV includes some of the following symptoms:
a. Loss of balance
b. Dizziness
c. Feeling of the surrounding spinning
d. Vomiting and nausea
e. Rhythmic movement of the eye

When to seek medical attention?
If dizziness is accompanied with one of the below-mentioned symptoms, it is time to urgently seek medical attention and get vertigo addressed for good:

  1. Hear loss
  2. Tingling or numbness
  3. Fever accompanies with severe headache
  4. Arm or leg weakness
  5. Problems with vision
  6. Difficulty in walking
  7. Becoming unconscious

Causes of BPPV:
If there is on known cause associated with BPPV, the condition is termed as idiopathic BPPV. In most of the cases, though, BPPV is associated with a severe to minor blow to the head. Other causes include an injury to the inner ear, prolonged sitting position in a fixed posture, even migraine pain is at times associated with BPPV.

What are the risk factors?
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is likely to occur in the age group of 50 and above, this being said it can happen at any age in case of any injuries. Statistically, it is found that the likelihood of BPPV is more in women than men. Head injury of any sort is by far the most likely reason of BPPV.

What are the tests and diagnosis involved?
A doctor is likely to perform a physical examination followed by a series of tests. Some typical signs that a doctor looks for include the following:
Ability to control eye movement- especially side to side movement

Symptoms of dizziness
In case it is difficult to spot the symptoms, a doctor might suggest video- nystagmography or electronystagmography. It helps to track irregular eye movement. An MRI can also be prescribed to study the cross-sectional images of the body and the head.

Treatments associated with BPPV:
BPPV mostly go away within months or weeks on its own. If however, it still persists, a doctor can suggest Canalith Repositioning- series of small movements that helps to counter BPPV. For extreme cases, a doctor might advise a surgery for blocking the portion of the inner ear that might be causing the problem. It guarantees close to a 100 percent fix to BPPV. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ENT specialist.

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All About Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Delhi
All About Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is among the common causes of vertigo. It is the sudden sensation of the spinning of your head which occurs with the change of position of your head. It is a disorder of the inner ear. It occurs when calcium carbonate crystals accumulate in large numbers in any one of the ear canals and stimulate abnormal fluid movement in the inner ear. This sends false signals of head movement to the brain. This can also crop up post head injury. Rolling over the bed or quick head movements like when sitting up in bed can also trigger this condition. 

The common symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo are as follows:

  1. Vomiting and nausea
  2. Vertigo blurred vision
  3. Intense dizziness 
  4. Loss of balance 

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo may be treated in the following manner:

  1. Medication to get relief from the spinning of your head. 
  2. Epley's Maneuver involves transportation of the calcium particles to a different part of the ear which will no longer cause any problems. 
  3. Brandt-Daroff exercises. 
  4. Sometimes watchful waiting can help a person to recover without having to undergo any other treatment but it is a long process and often involves risk factors. 
  5. Surgery: This option is used rarely when other treatments fail. 

A very important thing to remember is that vertigo can lead to falls and driving should be avoided. The patient will need support during an episode to avoid injuries. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ENT specialist.

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Meniere s Disease - What are the Reasons Behind It

MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Gandhinagar
Meniere s Disease -  What are the Reasons Behind It

What Causes Meniere’s Disease?
Meniere's Disease is a disorder that basically affects the sense of balance and hearing of the patient. This condition takes place in the inner ear and it may cause problems like vertigo, where patients experience a spinning sensation and a ringing sound as well. This is a chronic disorder, which requires a number of lifestyle changes so that it can be managed and treated without becoming a debilitating problem.

Read on to know more about the symptoms and causes of the condition.

Symptoms: The various signs and symptoms of this disease include a feeling of fullness in the ear, which has been affected by the condition. Also, most patients have a spinning sensation and a ringing sound in the affected ear. Nausea and vomiting may also be caused by this condition, along with sweating and loss of balance. It is also normal to feel uncoordinated when you are suffering from this condition.

Secondary Symptoms: This condition may also cause many other complications, which are known as secondary symptoms. These include anxiety, depression and stress. This usually happens due to the problems in the ear and even the problem of vertigo. This may cause problems for people who climb heights or ladders for their work or even for other recreational causes. The constant sense of dizziness and spinning may cause a person to become anxious and undertake stress when it comes to carrying out various kinds of functions in day to day living.

Causes: There are various causes of this condition, even though many medical reports suggest that the exact cause has not really been understood so far. As any doctor will tell you, the in the inner ear there is a labyrinth which contains fluids. When there is a problem with the composition and level of these fluids, the patient may develop Meniere’s Disease. This condition specifically affects the inner part of the ear. This part is made up of passages and a cavity as well as soft membrane like structures with hair like sensors. These sensors respond to the fluid’s movement within the ear. When this fluid does not have the appropriate levels, it can lead to many complications like Meniere’s Disease, which affect the nerve impulse that these sensors catch and transmit to the brain.

Stages: This disease progresses over a set of three stages. In the very first stage, the patient will experience much dizziness and nausea, before that progresses to the second stage. In this stage, the patient will have moderate to severe vertigo. This is also known as the middle stage. Finally, this may culminate into the third or late stage, which leads to more frequent episodes of vertigo. The hearing of the patient and the ringing sound in the ears will also get worse in this stage.

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How Ear Problems Can Cause Dizziness

Fellowship In Head & Neck Oncosurger, MD - ENT , MBBS
Oncologist, Gurgaon
How Ear Problems Can Cause Dizziness

Dizziness or vertigo is a feeling of being off centre, which makes a patient feel like there is lack of balance. This is especially apparent when one is at a height or while wearing footwear with high heels. It may be caused due to a variety of causes, and ear problems are one of the primary causes of this kind of dizziness.

Let us take a look at the various ear problems and how they can cause dizziness or vertigo:

  1. Infection: The bacteria or virus that causes cold and loose motions can also cause an ear infection. This can give rise to temporary vertigo which may last up to six weeks or more. Dizziness or vertigo happens in such cases because the viral effect spreads to the inner ear which causes a ringing and off balance sensation. The general physician or ENT specialist will usually prescribe a round of medicines only if the condition becomes too severe to handle.
  2. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo: This kind of dizziness is also known as BPPV and may be caused due to the motion of a calcium particle known as otolith, in the ear. This can cause a fluttering movement that gives the sensation of falling down or losing balance. This usually takes place in the part of the ear that catches the sensation of gravity. The movement of the otolith can make the patient feel as if his or her head is turning or swaying, while in reality the patient may be stationery. This problem can be fixed with the help of a two minute therapy known as Epley Manoeuvre, which can be conducted easily in the ENT specialist's clinic.
  3. Meniere's Disease: There is actually a specific condition that is characterised primarily by dizzy spells and vertigo. The other symptoms of this ear bone condition include ringing of the ears, loss of hearing, and the feeling of fullness or pressure build up in the ears. This can be fixed with therapy and drugs as well as hearing loss aids.
  4. Dandy's Syndrome: This is an ear condition where the patient constantly feels like he or she is bouncing up and down. This condition hits patients who are on antibiotic medication for any kind of infection, and it subsides once the medication is done with. It occurs in such cases because certain kinds of antibiotics may be toxic for the ear. One may also see natural improvement in the condition over the passage of time.
  5. Tumours: Other reasons like tumours and strokes can also cause vertigo on a temporary or permanent basis.

Dizziness due to ear problems can be due to a number of mild to severe reasons. It is best to get these causes checked.

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Popular Questions & Answers

Dear sir/mam I have passed through very Bad vertigo from last two three day my ears completely stuck. Have very bad cough please help me out.

MS otorhinolaryngology and head and neck surgery
ENT Specialist, Jaipur
If you are having some hearing issues also with vertigo, go and get help from ent Dr. Its urgency before it gets too late. Viral labyrinthitis could be there.

Hi Sir, I have walking imbalance prob. Since last two months. I have hypothyroid & htn. I have consulted neurologist & Ent. Specialist. Both if them opined that I have no neurological & ear problems at all. My physician advised me to consult psychiatrist & or psychologist. I take medicines for hypothyroid & Htn. Please Advise me on my problem. Would it be correct to say that walking imbalance or standing difficulty can cause by anxiety & or depression. My head gets heavy too. Pl.advise. Thanks.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Diploma in Psychological Medicine, Diplomate in professional psychotherapy
Psychiatrist, Nadiad
Imbalance in walking. If every thing in neurology is normal then psychological assessment is must. Consult psychiatarist who will refer you to the clinical psychologist for proper assessment n then will treat you with antidep n anti anxiety with psychotherapy & if required he will treat youwith RTMS hterapy. N you will recover.

Do homeopathic medicine can cure the Vertigo permanently​.while sleeping, standing n walking starts spinning. Vertigo remains for 24*7.which medicine can be taken for it, to cure vertigo. N how long will take to resolve the Issue.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Yes. Duration depends on the cause. You may know that vertigo may be due to various reasons.More details like your family history, past history, thermals, thirst, desires aversions, attitudes is required to make a prescription especially in a chronic case such as yours. Consult in private with the above details. More questions may be asked if required.

Hi Sir, I feels heaviness in my head, back, lower part of the body. In-between I loose my body balance, head rotates and it becomes dark in front of my eyes. I have thyroid and hypertension but takes tablet and when rechecked everything is within normal range. Some days I feel too tired.

Advance BHRT Certification, Fellowship in BHRT & Longevity Medicine, Fellowship in Endocrinology, MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
"Normal" does not mean "Optimal" I aim to bring metabolic and hormonal levels to Optimal Levels. Most symptoms usually improve in 2-3 months. Some of the symptoms you have described may not be directly related to Metabolic and Hormonal imbalance. Our clinical protocols take care of such contingencies.
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I am having mild headache with light headedness and also feeling tired. Sometimes along with headache I am feeling like fainting and imbalanced while walking. I consulted general medicine physician. I was diagnosed with blood test and found that I am having vitamin d deficiency and vertigo problems. He prescribed me vitamin d deficiency capsules and vertin 8 mg tablet. He also suggested me to consult ent specialist. I consulted ent specialist. I was diagnosed for audiogram test. He told there is no problem in my ear. He suggested me to consult neurologist If vertigo problem persist. Still I am having feeling of fainting while walking. Please give me a solution to my issue.

DM - Neurology, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Md
Neurologist, Hyderabad
There are different reasons for giddiness. If you have recurrent dizziness lasting for seconds when you Change your head posture like sleeping or getting up from bed then it is most likely BPPV. Even if you have B12 def you may get giddiness on closing eyes. So you should consult a neurologist to exactly diagnose what you have. You can continue vertin for 10 days. Take vit B12 supplementation also.
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What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
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Causes and Treatments of Cervical Spondylitis
Here are some treatments and causes of cervical spondylitisCauses and Treatments of Cervical Spondylitis

Hi friends! I m Dr. Sumit Dhawan, MD in Homeopathy. I m here to help you to get rid of all your problems with the goodness of Homeopathy and in the most natural and effective way of healing. The topic of today is cervical spondylitis. Cervical spondylitis, back pain and shoulder pain, is a very common problem today.Thousands of people are suffering from it today and, they are not getting a proper cure especially after the age of 30s and 40s. You generally develop a pain in your shoulder, in your back and you are helpless as you are not getting permanent relief from this problem. If this problem is acute, it can be managed within two three days but if it becomes chronic, then it can result into various problems like spondylosis.

Spondylosis is change in your spine, bone changes in your spine and when they occur we call it spondylosis and it can also lead to vertigo. If these muscles are stiff and 99% of the vertigo which is happening today, the cause, for that is, cervical spondylitis only. I would like to tell you homeopathy has a very good role in treating this problem and in a very simple way, in a most natural way. You ll be getting relief from this problem with a goodness of Homeopathy.

I would like to tell you the basic causes of cervical spondylitis. Stress in people which they are having today, i.e, stress at their workplace, the stress at the schools, the stress is everywhere the person is working. You are working at the laptops, at the computers, and without realizing that you are giving strain to your muscles of your neck and shoulder. You have been working continuously and you don t realize that you are injuring your muscles directly and as a result of continuous injury, repetitive injury, you develop a pain in your shoulder and neck.

If you want to get rid of this problem, there are basic ways on your part as well as on my part which I have got to help you. On your part, you must do some basic exercises like butterflies excercise, yoga, pranayama, and that is on your part which will just increase your circulation and help you get healing your injured muscles. The inflammation which is there but if the inflammation is more you need to a have medical intervention. In modern science, you get pain killers and the things which have got side effects but still you are not able to get relief permanently, they might help you temporarily but on a longer run, they will never help you on a longer run because they just help you temporarily. Till the time you are taking the painkiller , you are going to get relief and once you stop taking the pain killer, you ll get the pain back again and the role of homeopathy comes here when you are getting the pain repetitively and you are not getting cured of your problem, homeopathy helps you.

Homeopathy is there to help you always. And I m there to guide you how you can take homeopathy and this. When these muscles are fatigue, when these muscles are injured, homeopathy helps you to give your body enough strength to recover, basically. And when we use homeopathic medicines basically the pain also gets reduced. How? Because the inflammation which is there we give enough strength to our body to recover. If your body has enough strength to recover, it will definitely help to reduce down the pain, reduce down the inflammation. Once the inflammation is lesser, the pain automatically goes away.

There are various homeopathic medicines which are available, which you can take under the guidance of a Doctor and you can always ask me as well, how to take them and how to have a healthier lifestyle, and a problem free neck and shoulder. I m always there to help you. I do sign off for today. I would like to tell you we have been treating cervical spondylitis patients and spondylosis patients as well with vertigo and without vertigo and permanently getting relief from vertigo which is a very big thing in today s scenario with the help of Homeopathic medicines only . The patients recover within a week, within two three days if the pain is acute, patients with chronic problem also get relief within a week that s a very good thing for our health industry and people should take benefit out of this and I m always there to help you.

I m available at my clinic in Malviya Nagar and as well as online and we are working with Lybrate. Platform like this is a boon for the patients and they can take benefit from us. All the best guys! If you need any help, just let me know.


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Homeopathy - A Holistic Approach to Healing
Hi friends,

This is Dr. Prriya Thakkar, I am a practicing homeopath at Vashi, Navi Mumbai. Friends this is my first interaction on this particular platform.

So I would like to start with something which is most commonly as to a homeopath. People come across and ask me mam, homeopathy kis cheez mein de sakte hain, kaun si problem mein de sakte hain, this is the most common question we come across. So friends, let me tell you homeopathy is a beautiful science, it can be used anywhere you like meaning in any of the disease conditions what varies is the role that it plays, say for example you have conditions like skin diseases, hair fall, respiratory problems, like cough, cold, fever, asthmatic conditions, GI disturbances, hair fall etc. these are the conditions wherein homoeopathic medicines can be used as a sole curator meaning it would be the only medicine which can be used to cure the condition. Then there are other conditions, like cancer you talk of Diabetic foot ulcer or you talk of accidents, cuts and bruises. Let me tell you about a case there was a young child boy of around 12 to 14 years of age, he just with his friends and one of his friend just pushed him and he bang into a pillar, now he injured his eye the eyelid on the outer end and he had a cut which needed I think around 1 or 2 stitches. Coincidently I was around the place and we applied local homeopathy medicines. There was no oral medications given whatsoever and he was dressed only with homeopathy medicines for a week and the cut just disappeared it were hard even to find where the injury had taken in the first place. So friends this is how homeopathic works, let me describe about one more patient this was again a boy of 10 years and he met with an accident, wherein he had a deep injury on the right lateral side of his leg at the knee joint and he had a real deep cut which had to be sutures around 17 to 20 sutures would given in that particular area. Then as the norm goes off all the painkillers, antibiotics and dressing were advised by the concerned surgeon. This patient again was a relative of mine, so what we did was we gave him some oral medication for the pain relief and healing and he was dressed only with homeopathy medicines. Within 15 days he required no painkillers no antibiotics whatsoever and the wound heal beautifully with minimal scarring. You have bruises say you have a bad fall with an injury you can create them with homoeopathy. Similarly accidental cases, cases of accident where you have fractured a particular bone you definitely need to go undergo plaster, you definitely need the initial mode of line of treatment given by orthopaedic surgeon but with that but you can do is you can give homeopathy medicines which help the fracture to heal faster, this is our homeopathy helps and plays a parallel role. Let me describe one more case, this is a patient this is was this was my first cancer patient which I handled this was a lady of 72 years old, she was diagnosed with Cholangiocarcinoma, the stage which was diagnosed was very late and she being a diabetic which was not under control doctor advised against chemotherapy radiation she had nothing whatsoever which we could do in that particular case. So the doctor suggested let us get a stenting done of a common bile duct, so that she doesn't develop jaundice and other complications, that was the only help they could give. They did that this patient for more or less throughout for a year in the hospital on a IV fluids, after a while she developed nausea, vomiting and lot of vertigo. Now the patient being known to me when to a homeopath and to a senior homeopath practicing somewhere in Mahim I was the moderator in between, she was under him for a while but the case was not improving and she was still suffering. Finally somehow the case landed up in my hand and I gave her a few doses of homeopathic medicines, the patient really improved when in terms of nausea and vomiting which stopped her vertigo, though she was in the bed she just couldn't turn around not even move her head and that also subsided. After a while say a period of around 2 months or so again this patient now she developed Ascites, Ascites is a condition where there is a lot of fluid accumulation in the abdomen and the only solution that you have is to aspirate this particular fluid from the abdomen, which is called the peritoneal tap. She underwent 3 sittings of peritoneal tap each time that tap being down around 2 to 21/2 litres was aspirated. Again I was called in, we gave her a couple of doses of homeopathy medicines and she was posted next day for the tap again. So next day she was again posted for peritoneal tap to the at a surprise of a gastroenterologist there was hardly any fluid which was aspirated say around 3 to 400 ml, that was it and friends I am glad to say that was the last peritoneal tap which underwent till that time she died.

So a friend this is how a homeopathy works, it is really wonderful how well you use it is all that matters.

Any of your queries regarding homeopathy or any of your illness which can be treated through homeopathy, you can definitely contact me through Lybrate.
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