This feeling may be barely noticeable, or it may be so severe that you find it difficult to keep your balance and do everyday tasks.
Symptoms & Causes of Vertigo
Other symptoms associated with vertigo may include :
• Loss of balance – which can make it difficult to stand or walk
• Feeling sick or being sick
What causes vertigo?
Causes of vertigo may include:
• benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) – where certain head movements trigger vertigo
• migraines – severe headaches
• labyrinthitis – an inner ear infection
• vestibular neuronitis – inflammation of the vestibular nerve, which runs into the inner ear and sends messages to the brain that help to control balance
Depending on the condition causing vertigo, you may experience additional symptoms, such as a high temperature, ringing in your ears (tinnitus) and hearing loss. Our Facebook Page
There are specific treatments for some causes of vertigo. A series of simple head movements (known as the Epley manoeuvre) is used to treat BPPV.
Medicines, such as prochlorperazine and some antihistamines, can help in the early stages or most cases of vertigo.
Many people with vertigo also benefit from vestibular rehabilitation training (VRT), which is a series of exercises for people with dizziness and balance problems.