Vertigo (Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and Home Remedies) Center

Vertigo is the sensation of spinning or rocking, even when someone is at rest. Vertigo may be caused by a problem in the brain or spinal cord or a problem within in the inner ear. Head injuries, certain medications, and female gender are associated with a higher risk of vertigo. Medical history, a physical exam, and sometimes an MRI or CT scan are required to diagnose vertigo. The treatment of vertigo may include:

  • medication,
  • special exercises to reposition loose crystals in the inner ear, or
  • exercises designed to help the patient re-establish a sense of equilibrium.
Controlling risk factors for stroke (blood pressure, weight, cholesterol, and blood glucose) may decrease the risk of developing vertigo. Read more: Vertigo (Symptoms, Causes, Treatments, and Home Remedies) Article

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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/21/2017

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