Vertigo Causes

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Comment by Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD

What is vertigo?

Vertigo is the sensation of dizziness. About 40% of patients over age 40 report vertigo as a symptom, some of which report chronic vertigo intermittently for years. Many patients have vertigo that is mild and resolves quickly without medical intervention. However, in some patients, vertigo episodes may lead to dangerous falls. Unfortunately, there are many causes of vertigo. Vertigo is sometimes accompanied by nausea and vomiting. The elderly are more susceptible to complications like falls when vertigo occurs.

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