June 25, 2009

Feeling Dizzy? You May be Experiencing Vertigo!

Surprisingly, there are many people that suffer from a disorder called vertigo without realizing it. Vertigo is a balance disorder that causes dizziness and light-headedness, and is usually caused by a disturbance in the inner ear balance mechanisms. Vertigo is only a temporary illness, as many cases seem to cure themselves in a matter of weeks; however it is possible to suffer from long-term vertigo.

Sometimes, cases of vertigo can be in the form of a symptom of withdrawal caused by a discontinuation of antidepressants, and other times, vertigo can be caused by long boat or plane trips where the inner ear balance systems get used to unsteady motion.

What does Vertigo feel like?

Often those who have vertigo will feel very light headed and dizzy upon head and body movements and feel a sensation of spinning or falling, even if they are just standing in one place.

A quick way to check if you have vertigo if you think you may be experiencing it is to ask someone stand in front of you to monitor your standing still with your eyes closed. If they notice a slight swaying or circling motion, you may be suffering from vertigo.

Vertigo can also cause nausea, motion sickness, and vomiting.

What do I do if I have vertigo?

There is no specific cure for vertigo because each patient has a different condition and type. The best thing to do is to seek assistance from your health care provider who may give you a prescription or rehabilitation.

This post is also available in: Spanish

No Comments

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

Information provided on this website is for general purposes only. It is not intended to take the place of advice from your practitioner.

Copyright © 2010 OnlinePharmaciesCanada.com. All Rights Reserved.

Call our toll-free HealthLine: 1-877-536-8162