Vertigo is the sensation of losing balance or experiencing a moving environment. Vertigo can also cause nausea. There are a lot of causes of vertigo. Vertigo is most commonly caused by an imbalance in the inner ear. Other causes include Meniérè’s Disease or inflammation of the vestibular nerve that runs into the inner ear and sends messages to the brain.You feel like the whole world around you is spinning. Another cause is BPPV, which is a short term for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Its role is to help you stay on balance. There is no reason for this to occur, it can be associated with stress or age. An inner ear problem that is caused by an infction is called vestibular neuritis and is as well one of the causes for vertigo. The infection causes an inflammation of the nerves in the inner ear and therefore causes unbalance. Vertigo can be caused by a head injury, strokes or brain tumors, medications which cause ear damage, headaches, migraines etc.
People who have hade vertigo at some point in their life explain it as a feeling of spinning, swaying, unbalance, like the room is spinning around. Other symptoms are nausea, sweating, headache. More severe symptoms are hear loss and ringing in the ears for a longer period of time. There is no special therapy needed, because vertigo usually goes away by itself. In some severe cases, wehere this condition happens constanty a longer period of time treatment is needed. That treatment is called vestibular rehabilitation. It’s a therapy to strengthen the vestibular system.