Does vertigo and dizziness affect children differently than adults?

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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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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