Vertigo is the feeling that you or your surroundings are moving or spinning. This condition can develop due to problems in brain or inner ear and is different from dizziness. Medicines are available which can treat vertigo depending upon cause. If vertigo occur due to inner ear problems then it has good prognosis while vertigo due to brain damage can be serious. So, you should discuss this with your doctor.
Vertigo SymptomsVertigo implies that there is a sensation of motion either of the person or the environment. This should not be confused with symptoms of lightheadedness or fainting.
- If true vertigo exists, there is a sensation of disorientation or motion. In addition, the patient may also have any or all of these symptoms:
- The duration of symptoms can be from minutes to hours, and symptoms can be constant or episodic. The onset may be due to a movement or change in position. It is important to tell the doctor about any recent head trauma or whiplash injury as well as any new medications the patient is taking.
- The patient may have hearing loss and a ringing sensation in the ears.
- The patient might have visual disturbances, weakness, difficulty speaking, decreased level of consciousness, and difficulty walking.