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Are there different types of vertigo?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

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.

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