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Information on Vertigo

Vertigo is a certain type of sensation which can be described as if the environment around the person in question is spinning or moving. In most cases vertigo is associated with malfunctioning of the balance mechanisms which are located in the inner ear. Those who suffer from vertigo may often feel the sensation of movement even though they are completely still. The treatment for vertigo always depends on the severity of the condition and the factors which caused it in the first place. Those who suffer from vertigo need to avoid all stressful situations, and once the attacks occurs it is highly recommended to remain still and quiet in a darkened room in order to ease off all the annoying symptoms of this condition.

Treatment Options

Those who suffer from labyrinthitis may feel relieved because this type of vertigo usually resolves on its own without any specific treatment method. Some rare cases of labyrinthitis may require the use of antibiotics, but that only works when the condition is triggered by a bacterial infection. The most severe cases of labyrithitis may require surgical intervention in which the vestibular labyrinth gets removed completely. For those who do not know, vestibular labyrinth is a system of fluid filled channels inside the inner ear which are responsible for sending out signals of balance and sound to the brain. Another type of vertigo called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is also known for clearing on its own without any specific type of treatment. There are still certain cases of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo which need to be treated with a surgical intervention in which the fluid filled canals inside the inner ear need to be removed completely. The symptoms of vertigo may easily be relieved by the so called Epley manoeuvre which involves four different types of head movements so that the otoconia fragments can be positioned in a certain way so as not to cause any symptoms. After this procedure the person needs to avoid bending, lying on the affected side and lying flat for quite some time. This type of procedure needs to be repeated in some cases. Vertigo induced by Meniere’s disease is commonly treated by certain types of prescription medicaments. Some cases of vertigo may also be treated by certain other types of medications such as prochlorperazine and antihistamines. All the aforementioned cases of surgical interventions are commonly the last solution which is used only when all other treatment methodsfail.

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