Vertigo affects millions of people around the world every day. It can be caused by many factors, including age, drugs, trauma, vomiting, head injuries, or even weather. Vertigo attacks can occur when you stand up suddenly from sitting or lay down for a period of time. Common vertigo symptoms include:
Vertigo Treatment varies according to the specific cause of vertigo and its severity. For milder cases of vertigo, simple methods of treatment may include staying seated or moving around slowly. During a vertigo episode, simply laying still in a dark, quiet room can help to reduce any vertigo symptoms and decrease any pain you may experience while experiencing vertigo.
For more severe vertigo, drugs or surgery may be required. There are several types of vertigo that are caused by two different abnormalities within the brain. The first type is called retrograde vista syndrome and can be caused by a lack of blood flow near the inner ear. This leads to an increased pressure on the inner ear, which can cause feelings of dizziness and spinning dizziness. Other symptoms that are similar to vertigo and can sometimes be confused with it are loss of balance, hearing or vision problems, unsteadiness and nausea.
A second type of vertigo, which is also caused by a lack of blood flow near the inner ear, is called primary acquired vertigo. This disease is caused by damage to the nerve that carries blood from the brain to the inner ears. This disease typically only manifests in the elderly and is more often than not caused by a physical therapy issue or possibly a misalignment of the vertebrae. In some rare cases, this disease can also be caused by tumors within the brain.
The most common symptom of vertigo is the vertigo felt when walking, standing, or balancing on a bike or skateboard. The second most common symptom is a feeling that you are unsteady on your feet, which can be very painful if you do fall. The third symptom is the spinning dizziness, which is caused by the vestibular or inner ear problem, and can include dizziness when you are trying to stand up after sitting down for a period of time, dizziness when your eyes become blurred, or dizziness when moving from one spot to another in your room.
BPPV or the following symptoms are usually indicative of vertigo: nausea, vomiting, fainting, lightheadedness, or the feeling that you will pass out. The severity of the vertigo will vary from person to person, but anyone who experiences at least four of these symptoms must seek medical attention. When BPPV occurs, the inner ear will provide electrical impulses to the brain. This sends signals to the brain that you have vertigo and causes vertigo along with the other symptoms. BPPV does not occur overnight. It usually occurs after you fall and then stay around for several minutes before going back to normal.