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Feeling Dizzy? You May be Experiencing Vertigo!

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.