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Vertigo - Know More About It

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DNB (ENT), MBBS, MNAMS - Otorhinolaryngology
ENT Specialist, Gurgaon  •  21 years experience
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Hi,

I am Dr. Harmeet Singh Pasricha. Today I would like to talk about vertigo. It is the sensation of spinning self and the surrounding which a patient perceives especially on moving the head. This disturbance can be caused because of the vestibular mechanism of the body. Vestibular mechanism manages the balance of the body against the gravitational pull of the earth. It consists of the sense organ of ear and controls the center of the head. Vertigo is the condition which is treated by a neurologist and ear surgeons.

ENT treats the peripheral condition of vertigo. And central conditions are treated by a neurologist. Peripheral vertigo which involves the inner ear is commonly benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, vestibular neuritis, meniere's disease, labyrinthitis, etc. Now coming to the treatment of these conditions are electro steganography and video steganography. The treatment consists rest, especially no jerky movement of the head and it also consists of certain therapeutic things. We also use certain drugs to settle down the conditions of vertigo. Other treatments are vestibular rehabilitation exercises. These are a very important aspect of vertigo. These exercises improve the condition of the inner ear. By doing exercises, the patient can get relief from vertigo. The patient should not be fearful of this. This condition will be resolved in just a few days. Exercises are important.

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