In this video, let’s understand more about Vertigo – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Vertigo is a unique form of dizziness, where you feel like you or your surroundings are spinning. It can result from various underlying conditions.

Vertigo vs. Dizziness:
While dizziness can feel like an unsteadiness within your own space, vertigo is often described as a spinning sensation.

Let’s explore two main categories of vertigo.
Peripheral Vertigo: is the most common type of vertigo. It occurs as a result of a problem in the ear which controls balance.
Central Vertigo: occurs as a result of a problem in the brain.

Common Symptoms: 
like spinning sensations, balance loss, nausea, and even vomiting.

Treatment Options:
The treatment approach depends on the underlying cause and can include medication, physical therapy, or lifestyle changes. 
Medication: Meclizine is an antihistamine, is effective in treating motion sickness or vertigo.
Exercises: Certain exercises used in vestibular rehabilitation therapy can help alleviate vertigo symptoms. (Contact us for more details)

Prevention: Stay hydrated, limit alcohol and caffeine, maintain a balanced diet, get enough sleep, and manage stress.

Home remedies for vertigo:

  1. Move slowly when standing up or turning your head.
  2. Sleep with your head elevated using two pillows.
  3. Find a dark, quiet room to reduce the spinning sensation.
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