If you have ever experienced dizziness, chances are you’ve had vertigo, or a form of vertigo. Vertigo is a symptom of an inner ear or brain disorder that affects your balance or sense of rotation, which is caused by a disturbance in the ear or brain which results in a feeling of spinning or moving. In such conditions, you should consult with ENT Specialist for Vertigo.
What are the Different Types of Vertigo?
Peripheral vertigo is associated with problems in the inner ear. The vestibular system sends signals to the brain about the position of your head in relation to movement, enabling you to keep your balance and maintain equilibrium. When these signals are disrupted, vertigo results. This is often caused by inflammation related to a viral infection and is commonly associated with two conditions: labyrinthitis (inflammation of the inner ear’s labyrinth and vestibular nerve), and vestibular neuronitis (inflammation of the vestibular nerve).
One of the most common causes of vertigo is a disruption in the signals sent from the vestibular system to the brain. When this occurs, it can cause us to feel off-balance and confused about where we are and what direction we’re facing.
The vestibular system is made up of three parts: the semicircular canals, which detect motion; the utricle and saccule, which detect gravity; and the vestibular nerve, which sends signals back to the brain after receiving information from each of these parts. Because of this complex structure, there are many different types of vertigo that can result from problems with it:
Vertigo Symptoms and What They Mean?
Vertigo is a symptom that can be caused by a variety of conditions. Vertigo is characterized by a sensation that you or the room are moving or spinning. This may be accompanied by additional symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, hearing loss, tinnitus, difficulty focusing or moving the eyes, double vision and a feeling of fullness in the ear.
If you’re suffering from vertigo, your ENT doctor will give you a thorough physical examination and may order a CT scan or MRI.
Vertigo Treatment—How Is It Handled?
Treatment varies depending on the type and severity of vertigo. Some forms disappear without treatment, while others require medications or physical therapy to manage symptoms. The most common type, BPPV, responds well to head maneuvers, while other types are successfully treated with medication. When the condition persists, physical therapy can help.
The symptoms of this medical condition can be unpleasant and debilitating to regular daily life. However, with Dr. Ram as your vertigo treatment specialist, you can be confident that the condition will not continue to affect you any longer. We diagnose and treat all types of vertigo causes so that you no longer have to worry. Visit Dr. Ram ENT hospital and book an appointment or call now.