What is Vertigo

What is Vertigo

Vertigo is a symptom of a disease. Vertigo can be described as spinning dizziness. Vertigo is different from headaches in that the headache can be like a throbbing, pulling, pressing or heavy feeling in the head. Vertigo can strike at any age, can be transient or long duration depending on the cause and vertigo attacks can be triggered by the position of the head or certain situations.

Associated symptoms of vertigo:

Vertigo symptoms can be accompanied by a feeling of fullness in the ears, nausea, vomiting, along with headaches, double vision, weakness, or balance disorders.

Vertigo based on the cause can be divided into peripheral vertigo and central vertigo:

Peripheral vertigo is caused by interference from the inner ear. Peripheral vertigo is generally harmless compared to central vertigo which is caused by central nervous system dysfunction such as head trauma, stroke, brain infection or brain tumor.

To determine the diagnosis of the disease, including distinguishing peripheral and central vertigo, the doctor will ask for details about the complaint, medical history experienced, physical examination, neurological/neurological examination and supporting examinations such as laboratory, CT-scan or MRI of the head. So the drugs given include treatment of vertigo symptoms and treatment of the cause.

In addition to medication, certain exercises can help adapt to dizziness/vertigo attacks, including:
1. Concentration of sight (up, down, left, right, centered)
2. Head movement (forward, backward, right, left)
3. Lifting and rotating shoulders
4. Sit and stand repeatedly with your eyes open and then your eyes closed
5. Go up and down the stairs
6. Walk around the room with your eyes open and then your eyes closed
7. Throwing and catching the ball
These exercises are not performed while in a state of vertigo attacks

If you experience symptoms of vertigo, immediately consult a neurologist to get the right treatment.

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