What are the symptoms of vertigo and dizziness?

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Vertigo is a sensation of spinning. You may feel that you are spinning (subjective vertigo), that your surroundings are spinning (objective vertigo), or that both you and the room are spinning. Although the spinning sensation is usually brief, less than a minute, the following symptoms can also occur:

  • nausea, vomiting;
  • unsteadiness, loss of balance
  • rapid eye movements (nystagmus)
  • blurred or double vision.

In more severe cases, vertigo and dizziness can also be accompanied by symptoms including difficulty breathing, loss of hearing, weakness in the arms and legs, slurred speech, and facial paralysis.

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