Vertigo may feel like regular dizziness at first, but it’s usually accompanied by hearing loss, tinnitus, nausea, vomiting or a feeling of fullness in the ear.
Peripheral vertigo occurs when the labyrinth of the inner ear is offset by inflammation, infection, injury or drug toxicity. This can also occur from fluid build up or crystals of calcium carbonate within inner ear fluid.
On the other hand, central vertigo occurs when there’s a disturbance in brainstem and cerebellum. It can also occur when messages going to and from the thalamus aren’t properly transmitted. This may or may not be accompanied by headaches and migraines.
While these are the most common causes, vertigo can occur due to other reasons. These include stroke and transient ischemic attack, cerebellar brain tumor, acoustic neuroma and multiple sclerosis.
Symptoms of vertigo include:
- Being unbalanced
- Being pulled to one direction
- Feeling nauseated
- Abnormal or jerking eye movements (nystagmus)
- Ringing in the ears or hearing loss
If you experience any of these symptoms, talk to your doctor right away and consider asking for a formal diagnosis.
How To Get Rid Of Vertigo: 21 Remedies
While your doctor may recommend antibiotics, pharmaceuticals, or even surgery, try these remedies first. If you don’t know what’s causing your condition, try a few and see what works!