Vertigo is a form of dizziness caused by issues in the inner ear, central nervous system or brain. More than fifty percent of the patient population will have some incidence of this disorder.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common form of vertigo. It is a brief feeling of dizziness that lasts less than thirty seconds. Meniere’s disease sufferers have bouts of this type of dizziness along with hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears). Patients suffering from inflammation of the inner ear may also have this disorder. Bacterial infection or viruses may cause inflammation in the ears, and typically symptoms cease when the swelling subsides.
Less common causes of vertigo occur for those suffering from migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, and acoustic neuroma. Additionally, patients with arteriosclerosis, hormonal changes, and even carsickness may experience this disorder as a symptom.
Many medical conditions can cause vertigo. Proper and adequate hydration is considered essential in preventing vertigo regardless of the source of its cause. It is especially relevant for a patient experiencing the symptoms of disorientation to use extreme caution in their activities and avoid driving or other activity for which a loss of balance or feeling of dizziness might interfere.
- Feeling dizzy or off-balance.
- Feeling like one is spinning.
- Nausea and vomiting.
- Ringing in the ears.
- Hearing Loss.
- Blinking or jerking eye movement (nystagmus).
Alternative Treatment for Vertigo:
Symptoms are often triggered by a change in the position of the patient’s head. Manipulation of the head position by a trained professional including physician, therapists or acupuncturist may provide relief. The root cause of this disorder must also be found and addressed in order to stop this debilitating disease. We offer complimentary alternative treatment creating a treatment plan designed for each patient which involves both traditional and alternative medicines.
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