Vertigo is the most common dizziness
Jammu, April 24: Vertigo is a sensation of spinning dizziness. It is not simple as many people maintain, fear of heights. It is often associated with looking down from height but can refer to ongoing dizziness caused by the problems in inner ear or brain. This dizziness comes with nausea, vomiting, sweating or difficulty in walking. Persistent vertigo has been linked with mental health issues. A psychiatric problem may cause dizziness or vertigo may lead to depression and anxiety in an individual.
Vertigo is the most common dizziness. Many children attempt to create a sense of vertigo by spinning or riding on a roller coaster. This is induced vertigo is self-limiting, it lasts for a few minutes and then it disappears. Spontaneously or as a result of an injury or illness may last for hours and days before resolving. Dizziness can happen to anyone at any age but is common in people aged 65 years or above. A person with vertigo will have a sense that their head or spinning environment is moving or spinning. Vertigo can be a symptom of other medical conditions but it has own related symptoms which include. A sense of motion sickness, A feeling of fullness in the ear, Headache, Nausea or vomiting, Balancing problems, Sensitivity problems, Vertigo is not just a condition of headaches or faintness. It is rotational dizziness.
Vertigo is commonly caused by a problem with the way balancing works in the inner ear. Although it can be caused by problems in certain parts of the brain, Migraine headaches which are continuous severe headaches.Inner ear infection which is known as labyrinthitis. There are some additional symptoms which depend on the cause of vertigo which is high temperature, ringing in ears, hearing imbalance.
Some of the cases of vertigo may require an MRI or CT scan of the brain or inner ear for excluding structural brain problems like stroke, acoustic neuroma, malignant tumour. In rare cases, a small opening or fistula is identified in the space between the inner ear and middle ear in which doctors will suggest surgical procedures which is the removal of an inner ear sense organ.