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Dealing With Vertigo and Restoring Stability

Vertigo is a condition that results in a sensation of movement whilst the body is remaining stationary. It can occur in two different ways, either a sensation that the body itself is moving or spinning, or a sensation that the world is moving around you. Vertigo is inconvenient in itself and results in over eleven million physician visits a year, but it is also leads to an increased risk of very serious disorders including brain tumors and strokes. Vertigo tends to get more regular and worse if not addressed and can lead to very serious imbalance problems.

How we treat vertigo will depend largely on the exact diagnosis that is given. The diagnosis should be able to accurately identify the underlying cause of the vertigo, and treatment will usually be based on the symptoms and concentrate on reducing how severe individual attacks of vertigo are, as well as aiming at curing the underlying cause. Most balance problems are a result of inner ear problems, sometimes an ear infection. The inner ear contains the vestibular system and controls our balance. However while in many cases certain exercises can treat a balance disorder, in other cases it can be more serious, such as a sign of brain damage or a tumor.

The immediate solution to vertigo is rest as soon as the vertigo comes on. The patient should be seated, control their breathing and restore their equilibrium. Many chronic vertigo sufferers will carry and use a cane to assist them with balance. Furthermore they learn quickly that they should adjust their movements slowly so as not to upset their center of balance.

There are a variety of drugs for vertigo which can be administered in several different ways. Depending on the patient and circumstances it is possible to use vertigo medication orally, through skin patches or via intravenous injection. Sometimes there is a bacterial infection present and in these cases antibiotics are often used to reduce the chances of further complications.

Vestibular rehabilitation exercises are effective in the treatment of vertigo. Patients begin lying down and then move to a sitting position. This is repeated multiple times until a full recovery is made and usually vertigo will not reoccur. These treatments are sometimes supplemented with popular homeopathic remedies including the use of dates, poppy seeds and citrus fruits. In the most severe cases it is sometimes necessary to operate on the inner ear. The operation inserts a plug into the vestibular system and has a 95% success rate of completely eliminating future vertigo attacks.

So with the right diagnosis and course of action it is possible to conquer vertigo.

One Response to “Dealing With Vertigo and Restoring Stability”

  1. orest06@telus.net says:

    I have suspected meneire’s disease since early childhood and have suffered a lot, no one knew what it was at that time.I still have problems with it .I have researched a lot and no help.I am hard on hearing And wear hearing aids and have tinnitus constant ringing in my ears sometimes worst than other times and vertigo and I am nauseated a lot .I’m male 68 years.

    I have tried most every thing I could.
    Would you be able to help me ?
    THANK YOU

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