It is a type of dizziness, where there is a feeling of motion when one is not moving. It is also used to describe the feeling of whirling or faintness. It is usually caused by a dysfunction of the vestibular system in the inner ear, and is often associated with nausea and vomiting, as well as difficulties standing or walking.
Types of vertigo and conditions related to vertigo
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, refers to short periods of vertigo which are brought about when one changes position. It is known to be effectively treated with repositioning movements.
Vestibular neuritis, caused by a viral infection in the inner ear, usually accompanied by a harsh sense of vertigo.
Ménière's disease presents itself with vertigo, ringing in the ears, sometimes hearing loss, and occasionally nausea.
Motion sickness is not uncommon, but many do not know how to deal with it. It is usually caused by some problems in the inner ear, so it should be checked by a physician.
Remedies for vertigo
Aconite, a remedy that helps when the vertigo is auditory, i.e. when it worsens with raising of the head.
Ferrum Metallicum, goes with anaemic vertigo, which means that it helps the types of vertigo which worsen when suddenly rising from a lying or sitting position.
Theridion, greatly helps nervous vertigo, when it is accompanied by nausea and intensified by motion and sometimes noise.
Causticum is suitable for vertigos that are followed by paralysis. Sometimes, there is a tendency to fall forward. It is accompanied by weakness in the head and anxiety.
Rhus toxicodendron is suitable for vertigos which occur to old people, being that it has been linked to senile changes in the brain. It is usually brought on as soon as the person rises from a lying or sitting position.
Conium is particularly good for those types of vertigo which are caused by an excessive use of tobacco.
Ambra grisea is good for nervous vertigo.
Iodine is known to have good effect on the brain, and it can also help with chronic congestive vertigo.
Bromine is useful for the types of vertigo that worsen when looking at running water.
Natrum salicylicum, Causticum and Gelsemium are helpful with auditory nerve vertigo.
Argentum nitricum, used when there is a sense of expansion or mental confusion. It cures vertigo accompanied by trembling and weakness.
Cinchona cures gastric vertigo accompanied by weakness or anaemia.
Cocculus suits vertigo connected to digestive problems, the feeling of heat in the face or head. This type of vertigo is usually worse when riding in a car or when simply sitting up.