Feeling Dizzy? Vertigo, is more than a Symptom!

 

Dizziness is common among older adults. In fact, accordingly to the University Of California School Of Medicine, vertigo is a spinning sensation, which can be classified in two, the condition of the central and peripheral systems. Each one brings in a different cause and of course treatments. Speak with your doctor and learn about the sickness or symptoms bothering you. Knowledge empowers you and we are just facilitators of that knowledge.

Essential Vocabulary

Dizziness: is a feeling of unsteadiness, for example, feeling as if you might fall and need to get hold of something or end up in the floor.

Vertigo: is similar to dizziness but instead you feel as if you are moving around or the area in which you are situated is moving around. I had this sensation once and it was connected to an ear infection.

Peripheral vertigo is the most common type and can arise from tumors, trauma, infections, migraines, allergies, and inner ear fluid abnormalities

Symptoms: in order to help your doctor defining the causes, it is important for you to clarify the symptoms.

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Involuntary eye movement
  • Unsteadiness
  • Lack of balance
  • Floating sensation
  • Fainting sensation
  • Spinning Sensation

Causes

Central Causation: denotes illnesses in the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) which can cause vertigo.

Peripheral Causation: defines causes of vertigo which arise mainly from the ear or from the nerves and organs responsible for balance in the inner ear.

Common inner ear disorders:

Acoustic neuroma: a benign tumor which grows inside the inner ear and controls balance.  Tinnitus is also a symptom when Acoustic Neuroma is present.

Vestibular neuritis (labyrinthitis): inflammation of the cells inside the inner ear. Usually this is connected to a respiratory infection.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV): damage to the small sensory unit inside the ear.

Meniere’s syndrome: related to balance of fluid inside the ear.  

Treatment for Vertigo:

Before treatment can be effectively prescribed, it is most important to determine the likely cause of the vertigo. I suggest keeping a journal of symptoms; this is helpful when seeing a physician and can help in establishing treatment.

Wellness and Vertigo

Since I am all about wellness, these are just a couple suggestions which aid me in fighting back dizziness and vertigo. Right the way this condition seem to increases as we grow older! – speak with your physician and she will collaborate this fact! You can also discus ailments and side effects of these supplements.

  • Gingko Biloba: in Italy, patients who took gingko at 80 mg twice a day reduced vertigo by 65%.
  • CQ 10: the good and healthy Italians again, taken 150 mg a day, it increased the cerebral vascular system.
  • Vinpocetine: this over the counter beauty increases blood flow to the brains
  • Piracentam : this made in Europe medicine improves cognition as we grow older
  • Exercise
  • Rest

Well, like or not some of us if blessed will be here for a long time – live with quality and apprehend Wellness by Nature

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Candelaria Brown

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