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  • Vertigo is a type of dizziness characterized by a false sensation of movement or spinning, often resulting from problems in the inner ear or the vestibular system.
  • Common symptoms include a sensation of spinning, imbalance, nausea, and difficulty maintaining balance, affecting daily activities and quality of life.
  • Treatment approaches for vertigo depend on its underlying cause and may include medications, vestibular rehabilitation, Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers, or lifestyle adjustments for symptom management.
  • ENT doctors specialize in managing vertigo by employing various approaches tailored to each patient's condition
  • Lifestyle modifications, including dietary changes, stress management, and avoidance of triggers, are advised to help patients effectively manage and reduce the frequency of vertigo episodes. Regular follow-ups enable monitoring of progress and adjustments to the management plan as needed.

What causes Vertigo?

Vertigo is commonly caused by a problem with the way balance works in the inner ear, although it can also be caused by problems in certain parts of the brain.

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.

What is the treatment of VERTIGO?

Some cases of vertigo improve over time, without treatment. However, some people have repeated episodes for many months, or even years, such as those with Ménière’s disease.

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.

Selfcare In VERTIGO?

Depending on what’s causing your vertigo, there may be things you can do yourself to help relieve your symptoms. Your GP or the specialist treating you may advise you to:

  • do simple exercises to correct your symptoms
  • sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows
  • get up slowly when getting out of bed and sit on the edge of the bed for a minute or so before standing
  • avoid bending down to pick up items
  • avoid extending your neck – for example, while reaching up to a high shelf
  • move your head carefully and slowly during daily activities
  • do exercises that trigger your vertigo, so your brain gets used to it and reduces the symptoms (do these only after making sure you won’t fall, and have support if needed).