Vertigo is a condition characterized by symptoms such as dizziness, unsteadiness, and difficulty in focusing. Vertigo can occur due to problems with the inner ear or brain.
The most common type of vertigo is vertigo that occurs as a result of inflammation or damage to the structures in the inner ear that control balance. This type of vertigo can be caused by a variety of causes, including Meniere’s disease, vestibular neuritis, labyrinthitis, or BPPV (benign positional paroxysmal vertigo).
Vertigo treatment depends on its underlying causes. In some cases, vertigo may go away on its own, and the recommended treatment includes only the management of symptoms. However, in some cases, treatments such as medications or physical therapy exercises may be required.
BPPV is one of the most common types of vertigo and occurs during head movement in certain positions. This type of vertigo can occur when you sleep in bed, move your head suddenly, or come down from a height. In this case, a physical therapist or an otolaryngologist can help relieve vertigo symptoms by recommending exercises such as the Epley or Semont maneuvers.
In some cases, medications can also be used to treat vertigo. These medications can be used to control symptoms such as nausea or vomiting, or to treat inflammation or infection caused by vertigo.
Vertigo is a condition with many different causes, and its treatment depends on the underlying cause. Therefore, people experiencing symptoms of vertigo should consult a healthcare professional and be evaluated for appropriate diagnosis and treatment.