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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Introduction: Vertigo

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

Check if it's vertigo 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 ...2

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Causes of Vertigo

What causes vertigo Inner ear problems, which affect balance, are the most common causes:

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Causes List for Vertigo

Some possible causes of Vertigo or similar disorders may include:3

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Types of Vertigo

Some of the types of this condition may include:4 Types of Vertigo:

  • Paroxysmal vertigo
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Diagnosis of Vertigo

See a GP if you:

  • have vertigo that won't go away or keeps coming back

Ask for an urgent appointment if you:

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Treatments: Vertigo

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 ...
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Names and Terminology

Synonyms: Dizziness ...Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH)5 ...

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  1. Source: NIDCD (NIH): glossary
  2. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ Vertigo/ 
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: Human Phenotype Ontology
  5. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): gtr/ conditions/ CN002108/ 

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