Vertigo in simple language is a feeling of spinning, dizziness or imbalance as in Hindi we call it "Chakkar Ana". Vertigo is generally caused by inner ear problem. Some of the most common causes for vertigo are electrolyte imbalance, low blood pressure, BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo), Meniere's Disease and Vestibular neuritis. It can also happen because of cervical spine problems or brain pathology.
Electrolyte Imbalance: This can happen due to many reasons and one of the most common of them is dehydration. There are other medical conditions that can lead to electrolyte imbalance which includes chronic kidney disease, liver disease, diabetes etc.
BPPV: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo occurs when tiny calcium particles (canaliths) clump up in canals of the inner ear. The inner ear sends signals to the brain about head and body movements relative to gravity. It helps you keep your balance. BPPV can occur for no known reason and may be associated with age.
Miniere's Disease: Miniere's disease is an inner ear disease which is caused by the accumulation of fluid in the ear and changing ear pressure. This can not only lead to vertigo but also tinnitus (ringing sound in ear) and hearing loss if not treated properly.
Vestibular Neuritis: This is an inner ear problem usually related to infection (usually viral). The infection causes inflammation in the inner ear around nerves that are important for helping the body sense balance
Inner Ear Infection: Another very important reason for vertigo is infection in the inner ear or the ear bone.This leads to vertigo along with pus discharge from the ear, ear pain and ear drum perforation.
Other Medical Conditions: One of the very common condition is cervical spine problem like cervical spondylitis which can cause severe vertigo and nausea. Apart from spine brain pathology like tumours, stroke or migraine can also cause similar kind of episiodes.
Symptoms: Vertigo is often triggered by a change in the position of your head. The common symptoms include: Spinning Tilting Swaying or Pulled to one direction, Unbalanced, Nauseating, Sweating, Ringing in Ears
Treatments Treatment depends upon the reason which is causing vertigo. In many cases symptoms of vertigo go away on their own but in other conditions person may need treatment for the same. The best treatment for BPPV is combination of medical management along with physiotherapy which is aimed at strengthening the vestibular system of the person. There may be cases of vestibular neuritis which may need canalith repositioning manoeuvre. These manoeuvres are considered as the best treatment for vestibular neuritis as the main purpose of these manoeuvres is to move the calcium deposits out of the canal into an inner ear chamber so they can be absorbed by the body. In cases where inner ear infection is the cause of vertigo then it needs surgery called mastoidectomy. Mastoidectomy is generally accompanied by tympanoplasty for replacing the perforated ear drum.
Sethi Hospital was setup in the year 1996 by the doctor couple of Dr. Ashok Sethi and Dr Pushpa Sethi in the city of Gurgaon. Initially the hospital offered services in the fields of Orthopaedics and Gynaecology but soon developed into a multi-specialty hospital offering complete range of secondary and tertiary level treatments. In the last 24 years, the hospital has treated more than 12 lac patients throught outdoor and indoor facilities. Sethi Hospital has won the trust of the patients on the basis of ethical and cost effective treatment. Middle class patients who have to self finance their medical treatment, find our pricing quite affordable for the quality of treatment given.
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