What Causes Vertigo and How to Treat it


vertigo cause and treatmentWhen suffering from a headache, do not immediately take pain relievers. You should first know in advance the type of headache that you suffer from. Is it a type of regular headaches, migraines or headaches that are only felt on one part of the head, or vertigo.

Vertigo itself is a subtype of dizziness, where there is a feeling of motion when one is stationary. Dizziness and vertigo rank among the most common complaints in medicine, affecting approximately 20%-30% of the general population.

This is very important, because different types of headaches also require different type of treatments. Vertigo itself is an illusion in which we feel that we are going in circles, or in the other hand we feel that the environment around us is spinning.

This is because of the incredible effects of the headache. Vertigo itself are categorized into two types, which are the subjective vertigo, in which you feel your body move or rotate, and objective vertigo, when your surroundings are spinning.

Based on a report, which was cited from myhealthnewsdaily, benign vertigo or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) usually attacks people aged 60 years and over. BPPV is brief periods of vertigo ( less than one minute ) which occur with change in position. It is the most common cause of vertigo.

Other symptoms that follows it are dizziness, reduced eye vision ability, nausea to vomiting, and even the loss of balance.

However, the loss of balance is still in the light level so that it does not cause you to fall. Except at the age of over 65 years old, then this may happen.

Vertigo symptoms can also come at any time. Disorders of the inner ear is thought to be the cause of vertigo. Besides that, inflammation in the nerve, or a blockage in one of the blood vessels to the brain, and disorders of the eye.

In addition to the above factors, vertigo is also caused by to elements of aging, injured in the head, and other disorders associated with ear balance organ.

For the treatment of vertigo, a doctor may perform medical procedures with Electronystagmography (ENG) diagnostic tools, which is an examination using electrode tool. Besides thatm, Videonystagmography (VNG) is also used, which is a small camera that is used to determine whether the vertigo is caused by problems in the ear by measuring eye movements.

Another tool for the examination is Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), using magnetic fields and radio waves to create detailed cross-sectional images of the head. This treatment is to give effect to the stomach, but the way it works is shorter than the use of drugs which only serves to relieve.