There are two main types of vertigo: peripheral vertigo and central vertigo. Peripheral vertigo is caused by inner ear disorders that affect the parts of the inner ear responsible for balance and perceiving motion. Central vertigo describes cases of vertigo that are linked to disorders and diseases that affect the brain or brain stem.
- Q Should I talk to my doctor about my vertigo and dizziness?
- Q What is peripheral vertigo and dizziness?
- Q What causes physical instability?
- Q How do other illnesses affect vertigo and dizziness?
- Q How common is vertigo and dizziness?
- Q What are the effects of vertigo?