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Information on Vertigo

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

Treatment Options

Those who suffer from labyrinthitis may feel relievedbecause this type of vertigo usually resolves on its own without any specifictreatment method. Some rare cases of labyrinthitis may require the use ofantibiotics, but that only works when the condition is triggered by a bacterialinfection. The most severe cases of labyrithitis may require surgicalintervention in which the vestibular labyrinth gets removed completely. Forthose who do not know, vestibular labyrinth is a system of fluid filledchannels inside the inner ear which are responsible for sending out signals ofbalance and sound to the brain. Another type of vertigo called benignparoxysmal positional vertigo is also known for clearing on its own without anyspecific type of treatment. There are still certain cases of benign paroxysmalpositional vertigo which need to be treated with a surgical intervention inwhich 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 manoeuvrewhich involves four different types of head movements so that the otoconiafragments 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 affectedside and lying flat for quite some time. This type of procedure needs to berepeated in some cases. Vertigo induced by Meniere’s disease is commonlytreated by certain types of prescription medicaments. Some cases of vertigo mayalso be treated by certain other types of medications such as prochlorperazineand antihistamines. All the aforementioned cases of surgical interventions arecommonly the last solution which is used only when all other treatment methodsfail.

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