Vertigo is a symptom rather than a condition itself. It's the sensation that you, or the environment around you, is moving or spinning. Other symptoms that may accompany vertigo include:
- Feeling nauseated
- Abnormal or jerking eye movements (nystagmus)
- Ringing in the ears or hearing loss
The following tests may be done:
- Eye movement testing: watch the path of your eyes when you track a moving object.
- Posturography testing: helps to recognize which parts of the balance system you rely on the most and which parts may be giving you problems
- Rotary-chair testing: During this test, you sit in a computer-controlled chair that moves very slowly in a full circle.
The treatment includes:
- Vestibular rehabilitation
- BPPV: Treatment of BPPV involves a simple procedure in which your doctor or physical therapist maneuvers the position of your head (canalith repositioning). This procedure is usually effective after one or two treatments.
- Diuretics (water pills) may be prescribed to reduce pressure from fluid buildup.
- Anxiety disorders: Your doctor may suggest medications and psychotherapy, either alone or in combination, to help you deal with your anxiety and manage your dizzines
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