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Why does vertigo keep coming back?
27 Jan' 21

Why does vertigo keep coming back?

 

 

Vertigo is a sense of being thrown off balance. You may feel as if you are spinning or that the world around you is spinning if you have these dizzy spells.    

 

Causes of vertigo 

An inner ear condition is frequently the cause of vertigo. The following are some of the most common causes:   

BPPV. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is what these initials stand for. Small calcium particles (canaliths) become dislodged from their natural place and gather in the inner ear, causing BPPV. The inner ear transmits information regarding head and body motions in relation to gravity to the brain. It aids in maintaining your equilibrium.BPPV can appear for no apparent reason and may be linked to age.

 

Meniere's disease is a condition that affects the inner ear. An accumulation of fluid and shifting pressure in the ear is thought to be the causes of this inner ear condition. It can cause dizziness, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), and hearing loss in certain people.  

 

Vestibular neuritis, often known as labyrinthitis, is a condition that affects the inner ear. This is a common infection-related inner ear issue (usually viral). Inflammation in the inner ear around nerves that help the body feel balance is caused by the infection.  

 

 

Vertigo is less frequently linked to: 

  • Injury to the head or neck  
  • Problems with the brain, such as a stroke or a tumor  
  • Certain drugs might harm your ears.  
  • Migraines are a type of headache. 

 

Vertigo Signs and Symptoms  

Vertigo is frequently brought on by a shift in head posture.When people get vertigo, they often describe it as feeling as if they are:

  • Spinning  
  • Tilting  
  • Swaying
  • pushed in a certain direction  

 

Other symptoms associated with vertigo include:

  • Feeling sick to my stomach  
  • Vomiting  
  • Eye movements that are abnormal or jerky (nystagmus)  
  • Headache  
  • Sweating  
  • Hearing loss or ringing in the ears  

 

Symptoms might last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours or longer, and they can come and go.  

 

  

Treatment for dizziness  

 

Treatment for vertigo is determined by the cause. Vertigo is a condition that, in many situations, goes away on its own. This is because your brain can adapt to inner ear alterations, at least in part, and rely on other mechanisms to keep you balanced.  

 

Treatment may be required for some, and may include the following:

 

 

Rehabilitation of the vestibular system. This is a sort of physical therapy that focuses on improving the vestibular system's strength. The vestibular system's job is to provide information to the brain about head and body motions in relation to gravity. If you suffer repeated spells of vertigo, you may benefit from vestibular rehabilitation. It aids in the development of other senses to compensate for vertigo.

 

Maneuvers to realign the canalith The American Academy of Neurology recommends a sequence of particular head and body motions for this condition. The movements are performed in order to transport calcium deposits from the canal into an inner ear chamber, where they can be absorbed by the body. As the canalith shift, you may most likely have vertigo symptoms.You can be guided through the movements by a doctor or physical therapist. The exercises are both safe and effective.

  

Medicine. Medication may be prescribed in some circumstances to alleviate symptoms such as nausea or motion sickness caused by vertigo.

 

Antibiotics or steroids may reduce edema and cure infection if vertigo is caused by an infection or inflammation.  

 

Diuretics (water tablets) may be used for Meniere's illness to relieve pressure caused by fluid buildup.

 

Surgery. In a few instances, surgery may be necessary


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