WRITTEN BY: Tammy C. Perez, M.A., NCC, LCDC, LPC
REVIEWED BY: Dr. Terry Schroeder on April 18, 2023
What is Vertigo?
Vertigo is a sensation of false movement or spinning. It is a symptom accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and balance problems. Inner ear and brain complications, such as internal ear infections, Meniere's disease, vestibular migraines, and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, are known causes of vertigo. It may also be a symptom of medication side effects or a more serious underlying condition, such as a brain tumor or stroke. Treatment options for vertigo include medication, physical therapy, or lifestyle changes.
What causes Vertigo?
Multiple factors, including inner ear problems, migraines, head injuries, medications, anxiety disorders, low blood pressure, and dehydration, can cause vertigo.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, Meniere’s disease, and vestibular neuritis are conditions that can produce dizziness. Migraines can develop a vertigo type known as vestibular migraine, which includes headaches, light and sound sensitivities, and nausea symptoms. A head injury or concussion can damage the inner ear or brain, leading to vertigo.
Additionally, certain medications, such as anti-seizure drugs, can cause vertigo as a side effect. Anxiety, panic attacks, and other physical symptoms, including rapid heartbeat, low blood pressure, and dehydration, can also trigger dizziness.
Vertigo can be a symptom of a more severe condition, such as a stroke or brain tumor. Medical assistance is crucial if dizziness is extreme or accompanied by double vision or difficulty speaking.
What are the symptoms of Vertigo?
Vertigo is a symptom that creates a false feeling of spinning or moving within the surrounding environment. Other symptoms commonly associated with vertigo are nausea, vomiting, sweating, abnormal eye movements, headache, tinnitus, hearing loss, double vision, balance loss, blurred vision, motion sickness, anxiety, and panic. These symptoms can occur together or separately and may vary in intensity and duration depending on the underlying cause.
How is Vertigo treated?
Vertigo is treated using multiple forms depending on the underlying cause and severity of the symptoms. Common treatments include medications, canalith repositioning maneuvers, vestibular rehabilitation, and surgery.
Medications such as meclizine, diazepam, and scopolamine can help alleviate symptoms of vertigo. Canalith repositioning maneuvers involve a series of head movements designed to reposition the calcium crystals in the inner ear that may be causing dizziness. The most common canalith repositioning technique is the Epley maneuver.
Vestibular rehabilitation is a form of physical therapy that can improve the vestibular system's functioning, reducing dizziness. Occasionally, surgery is needed when other treatments are proven ineffective. Vestibular neurectomy is a common surgical procedure used for vertigo symptoms.
How does Vertigo affect brain wellness?
Chronic vertigo can cause a decrease in physical activity and mobility. Regular exercise helps maintain brain wellness by increasing blood flow, improving cognition, and reducing the risk of cognitive decline.
Vertigo can also cause anxiety and stress, which negatively impacts brain function. Chronic stress produces various adverse conditions, including cognitive impairment, memory loss, and mental health disorders like depression.
Additionally, reoccurring episodes of vertigo can impact daily life, leading to reduced social engagement, isolation, and depression, further impacting brain health.
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