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Vertigo Treatment

Vertigo is a sensation that the surroundings around you are spinning or revolving in circles. It could make you feel off-balance or dizzy. Vertigo is not a disease but a symptom of different medical conditions.


Vertigo, including dizziness, can occur at any age but it is predominantly seen in people more than 65 years of age. People may suffer from vertigo for a temporary period and in some cases in long-term also. It also occurs during pregnancy or as part of an ear infection. People who are suffering from inner ear problems also suffer from vertigo. Vertigo also appears when the person looks beneath at a height. Vertigo can be a symptom but there may be the possibility of some underlying diseases.

Symptoms of Vertigo

The person suffering from vertigo feels that as if his head or surrounding around him is revolving. Vertigo may be one symptom but it can give rise many other symptoms.

  • Balance and co-ordination problems
  • Light-headedness
  • Feeling of motion sickness
  • Nausea & vomiting
  • Ringing sensation in the ear that is tinnitus
  • Experiencing fullness in the ear
  • Headaches
  • Moving of the eyes uncontrollably side to side

Causes of Vertigo

There are various conditions behind the arrival of vertigo and mainly involves imbalance in the inner ear or there is a problem in the central nervous system (CNS). The causes of vertigo could be:  

  • Labyrinthitis – Inflammation occurs due to an infection in the inner year
  • Vestibular neuritis – Infection in the vestibular nerve accompanied by blurry vision, severe nausea or off-balance feeling
  • Cholesteatoma – Non-cancerous skin growth in the middle ear because of repeated infection.
  • Ménière’s disease – Building up fluid or pus in the inner ear
  • Syphilis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Stroke


Medicines like prochlorperazine and antihistamines can control Vertigo conditions. Some people suffering from vertigo can benefit from vestibular rehabilitation training (VRT) involving a series of exercises to counter dizziness and off-balance problems. Then, the doctors may give medicines for treating Ménière’s disease.