Vertigo & Dizziness

Vertigo & Dizziness

Vertigo & Dizziness
Vertigo is a feeling that you are spinning or that your surroundings are spinning around you. There are two main types of vertigo. Peripheral vertigo affects the parts of the inner ear responsible for balance and perceiving motion. Central vertigo cases are linked to disorders and diseases that affect the brain or brain stem. An episode of vertigo and ringing in the ears could indicate a condition called Meniere's disease. Dizziness is a common problem that can increase with age. It may also be caused by dehydration, poor eating habits, fatigue or stress. See your doctor to rule out any concerns. Learn more about preventing and treating dizziness and vertigo with expert advice from Sharecare.

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    Vertigo and dizziness that is caused by motion sickness can sometimes be prevented. Treating ear infections, viral infections, colds, and other disorders that affect your ears, balance, and vision can help prevent vertigo and dizziness. Dizziness triggered by dehydration, poor eating habits, fatigue, or stress can also be prevented with lifestyle changes. Eating a well-balanced diet and regular exercise are the best ways to help prevent disorders and diseases that can cause vertigo and dizziness.

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    Vertigo and dizziness that is caused by motion sickness can sometimes be prevented. Treating ear infections, viral infections, colds, and other disorders that affect your ears, balance, and vision can help prevent vertigo and dizziness. Dizziness triggered by dehydration, poor eating habits, fatigue, or stress can also be prevented with lifestyle changes. Eating a well-balanced diet and regular exercise are the best ways to help prevent disorders and diseases that can cause vertigo and dizziness.

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    Vertigo and dizziness that is caused by motion sickness can sometimes be prevented. Treating ear infections, viral infections, colds, and other disorders that affect your ears, balance, and vision can help prevent vertigo and dizziness. Dizziness triggered by dehydration, poor eating habits, fatigue, or stress can also be prevented with lifestyle changes. Eating a well-balanced diet and regular exercise are the best ways to help prevent disorders and diseases that can cause peripheral vertigo and dizziness.

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    Vertigo and dizziness caused by motion sickness or alcohol consumption can be prevented. Treating ear infections, viral infections, and colds immediately can help prevent vertigo and dizziness. Dizziness triggered by dehydration, poor eating habits, fatigue, and anxiety disorders can also be prevented with lifestyle changes and in some cases medication. Vertigo and dizziness that is linked to a disorder or disease affecting the brain is difficult to prevent.

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    Because central vertigo is linked to a disorder or disease in the brain, central vertigo can only be prevented by preventing these brain conditions. Dizziness triggered by dehydration, poor eating habits, fatigue, or stress can be prevented with lifestyle changes. Vertigo and dizziness cannot be prevented unless the underlying cause is diagnosed.

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    Healthcare professionals recommend that if an individual is susceptible to vertigo (dizziness), they should: be aware of the possibility of losing balance, which can lead to falling and serious injury. Patients are directed to sit or lie down immediately when feeling dizzy; avoid driving a car or operating heavy machinery if experiencing frequent dizziness; use good lighting when getting out of bed at night; walk with a cane for stability; and avoid using caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco. Excessive use of these substances can constrict blood vessels and worsen signs and symptoms. Always work closely with a doctor to manage symptoms effectively. A doctor or pharmacist can also advise the individual about certain medications that may cause dizziness.

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    Vertigo and dizziness are not life-threatening. Complications due to vertigo and dizziness such as loss of balance and falling can cause injuries. Other symptoms, like loss of hearing can have long-term effects. To prevent complications and decrease risk of injury, the cause of your vertigo and dizziness should be diagnosed and treated.

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    In general, vertigo and dizziness do not affect children differently than adults. Dizziness, however, is more often reported in adults age 60 and over. Symptoms and complications of vertigo and dizziness can vary and depend upon the cause of each condition. For example, people who are prone to motion sickness are more prone to vertigo and dizziness. Older adults are more prone to complications from falls caused by episodes of vertigo and dizziness. All children and adults run the risk of becoming dehydrated from frequent nausea and vomiting due to vertigo, dizziness, or other illnesses.

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    Dizziness is classified by its symptoms and causes. The four main symptoms include faintness, loss of balance, vertigo, and lightheadedness. You may have one or more symptoms varying in severity and frequency. Most cases of dizziness are easily diagnosed and treated.

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    If you or your child has symptoms of vertigo and dizziness, you should talk to your doctor. It's especially important to talk to your doctor if the following symptoms occur along with your vertigo and dizziness.

    • difficulty swallowing
    • irregular eye movements
    • slurred speech
    • blurred or double vision
    • weakness in the arms and legs
    • facial paralysis
    If you or your child?s vertigo causes frequent nausea and vomiting, seek medical attention immediately to avoid the body becoming dehydrated. Fortunately, vertigo and dizziness are often easily diagnosed and treated.