What is peripheral vertigo and dizziness?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Vertigo is the sensation that you, your surroundings, or both are spinning. Peripheral vertigo is a type of vertigo that occurs because of an inner ear disorder such as an ear infection or injury. Dizziness is an overall feeling of lightheadedness. Vertigo and dizziness are not the same symptoms. Dizziness, or lightheadedness, can occur on its own or along with other symptoms including vertigo, nausea, and irregular eye movements.

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