Vertigo is the sensation that the room is spinning and of being out of balance. It is a more severe symptom than dizziness or giddiness. An attack of vertigo usually causes the person to have nausea and vomiting, and may be unable to stand. The cause of vertigo is a
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Vertigo - illusion of movement; a sensation as if the external world were revolving around an individual (objective vertigo) or as if the individual were revolving in space (subjective vertigo).
...Source: NIDCD (NIH)1
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Symptoms of Vertigo
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Vertigo feels like you or everything around you is spinning - enough to affect your balance. It's more than just feeling dizzy.
A vertigo attack can last from a few seconds to hours. If you have severe
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Causes of Vertigo
What causes vertigo Inner ear problems, which affect balance, are the most common causes:
- benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) - where specific head movements cause vertigo
- labyrinthitis - an inner ear infection caused by a cold or flu virus
- vestibular neuronitis - inflammation ...
Causes List for Vertigo
Some possible causes of Vertigo or similar disorders may include:3
- Acoustic Neuroma (spinning, vertigo)
- Acute adrenal insufficiency (Vertigo)
- Acute carbon monoxide poisoning (spinning, vertigo)
- Addison’s Disease (Vertigo)
- Alpha-N-acetylgalactosaminidase deficiency type 1 (Vertigo) ...
Types of Vertigo
Some of the types of this condition may include:4 Types of Vertigo:
- Paroxysmal vertigo
Diagnosis of Vertigo
See a GP if you:
- have vertigo that won't go away or keeps coming back
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Help with vertigo There are things you can do to ease vertigo symptoms when they're happening, and to reduce the number of episodes you have. Do
- lie still in a quiet, dark room to reduce the spinning feeling
- move ...
Names and Terminology
- Source: NIDCD (NIH): nidcd.nih.gov/ glossary
- Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Vertigo/
- Source: Algorithmically Generated List
- Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
- Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ CN002108/
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