Vertigo is commonly define as dizziness and feeling of motion in a stationary state. This condition is caused by vestibular system in the inner ear with symptoms like nausea, motion sickness, excessive perspiration and vomiting for severe cases. Inability to stand or walk straight is considered a symptom of this condition.
For our body to have balance, it takes a lot of effort to stabilize a person’s equilibrium state. The brain controls everything including your body which uses significant datas from many sources to understand exactly where the body is located for it to be able to function properly. Our senses helps our body to stay upright and allow it to move accordingly.
These senses includes eye vision, hearing and proprioception receptors which are located throughout the body. The cerebellar lobes which are located at the base of the brain, are the main source of information that came from our senses. This information are signals that travels through the spinal cord. This process are responsible for our good posture and for other body coordination.
Once this system breaks down or malfunctions, then symptoms of vertigo like dizziness will be felt. The most common cause are benign paroxysmal disease, labyrinthitis, acoustic neuroma (benign tumor) and vestibular neuritis. Too much alcohol consumption can also cause vertigo.
Treatments for vertigo differs from how it was diagnosed. Typically, people tend to use the term “dizziness” as their main sickness and not vertigo. Medications are enough to subside the symptoms of vertigo and usually it is self limited. In cases of inflammation of the vestibular system, Diazepam and Antivert medications can help treat the disease.
Viral infections which can cause vertigo can be treated with antiviral medications such as Zovirax and valacyclovir. While for those who suffers from acoustic neuroma which happens to be a benign tumor, surgery is the best option.
Consult your doctor immediately when any of vertigo symptoms have occur. Proper diagnosis of your condition is the best way to treat or prevent any abnormalities in the body.
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