VERTIGO

VERTIGO

Vertigo /ˈvɜː(ɹ)tɨɡoʊ/ (from the Latin vertō “a whirling or spinning movement”) is a subtype of dizziness in which a patient inappropriately experiences the perception of motion (usually a spinning motion) due to dysfunction of the vestibular system.

Vertigo is a sensation of spinning while stationary.It is commonly associated with nausea or vomiting, unsteadiness (postural instability), falls, and difficulties walking. Recurrent episodes in those with vertigo are common and they frequently impair the quality of life. Blurred vision, difficulty speaking, a lowered level of consciousness, and hearing loss may also occur. The signs and symptoms of vertigo can present as a (insidious) onset or an episodic (sudden) onset.

The characteristics of persistent onset vertigo is indicated by symptoms lasting for longer than one day and caused by degenerative changes that affect balance as we age. Naturally, the nerve conduction slows with aging and a decreased vibratory sensation is common.

The characteristics of an episodic onset vertigo is indicated by symptoms lasting for a smaller, more memorable amount of time, typically lasting for only seconds to minutes. Typically, episodic vertigo is correlated with peripheral symptoms and can be the result of but not limited to diabetic neuropathy or autoimmune disease.

Motion sickness
Motion sickness is one of the biggest symptoms of vertigo and it develops most often in persons with inner ear problems. The feeling of dizziness and lightheadedness is often accompanied by nystagmus (an involuntary movement of the eye characterized by a smooth pursuit eye movement followed by a rapid saccade in the opposite direction of the smooth pursuit eye movement). During a single episode of vertigo, this action will occur repeatedly. Symptoms can fade while sitting still with the eyes closed.

Homeopathy works well in Vertigo. Some of the remedies that help are
Acid phos,
Aconite nap,
Ambra grisea,
Belladonna,
Agaricus,
Bryonia,
Cocculus,
Digitalis,
Lachesis,
Nux vom.

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