Busting Myths on Vertigo — BIMC Hospital Bali

Busting Myths on Vertigo

Posted on : October 4, 2022

Busting Myths on Vertigo — Vertigo is a spinning sensation where you have dizzy or feeling off balance. These health problems usually have something to do with one’s nervous and vestibular systems, or by an inner ear problem.

Vertigo is often triggered by a change in the position of your head. In general, people with vertigo describe it as feeling of spinning, tilting, swaying and unbalanced. Other symptoms that may accompany vertigo include the feeling of nauseated, vomiting, sweating and as well as ringing in the ears or hearing loss. These symptoms can last a few minutes to a few hours or more and may come and go.

Vertigo is also a health problem with a lot of common misconceptions about it. With that in mind, below is some of myth list you need to know that commonly be found on vertigo problem.

#1. Vertigo is disease

Fact is despite the potentially debilitating severity of a vertigo episode; vertigo remains classified as a symptom.

#2. Vertigo and dizziness are synonymous

Fact is vertigo is the sensation that makes you feel like the surroundings are spinning. While dizziness is when you feel lightheaded and off-balanced.

#3. Vertigo does not occur in the younger population

Fact is vertigo isn’t limited to senior citizens, but can manifest in young adults as early as 18.

#4. Vertigo can go away on its own

Fact is not everyone shares a similar experience. Several studies explain that patients who previously had a neck injury, head injury, stroke, and other chronic conditions, tend to experience chronic vertigo symptoms.

#5. If you stand still, you will feel better

Fact is, it does not work every time, where standing still can increase your chances of falling or tripping. It recommended to sit in a calm and quiet place and wait until the vertigo episode stops.

Treatment for vertigo depends on what causes it. Vertigo can be caused by many factors, including infections, migraines, injuries, and several other health conditions. Treating the underlying cause of your vertigo is the most effective way to decrease discomfort and provide long-term relief. There are also many home remedies, exercises, and medications that may be beneficial.

In many cases, vertigo goes away without any treatment, due to the ability of brain to adapt, at least in part, to the inner ear changes, relying on other mechanisms to maintain balance.

If you experience vertigo that keeps recurring, it’s best to talk with a doctor to determine the cause and find a treatment plan that works for you. Contact our medical professional as soon as possible, at BIMC Ubud Medical Centre, Email: admin.ubud@bimcbali.com.

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