What is vertigo?
Inside our inner ear there is a fluid and this fluid moves as we move. Picture holding a glass with water in it; now watch what happens when you move the glass. The fluid in our ears in much the same way; however, for same reason this fluid does not move as fast we move. Therefore, we get this off balance feeling.
What causes vertigo? https://www.webmd.com
These are some of the causes of vertigo:
- · Head or neck injury
- · Brain problems such as a stroke, tumor or tremor
- · Certain medication that cause damage to the ears
- · * Migraine headaches· Benign paroxysmal (BPPV) BPPV can occur for no reason and is often times associated with aging.
- · Meniere’s Disease
- · Vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis
What are the symptoms? https://www.livingstrong.com
- · Lack of balance
- · Migraine Headaches
- · Nausea
- · Ringing in the ears (this can also be called pounding in the ears)
- · Ear pressure
- · Panic attacks
- · Sweating
- · Fatigue
- · Hearing loss
- · Twitching eyes
Lack of balance:
Lack of balance is the primary symptom of vertigo. In most cases you feel like you are always spinning; however, in my case I have the feeling I am sitting in a porch swing and the room is moving back and forth.
Sometimes you will have migraine headaches because of the pressure buildup of fluid in the inner ear that also can be a buildup of calcium.
You can feel nausea because of the off balance and feeling like the room is always moving, kind of like sea sickness.
Ringing in the ears:
This is sometimes called tinnitus, loud ring or even pounding in the ears. It can become more intense over time.
Pressure in the ears:
The feeling of pressure in the ears is much like what you feel when you are flying or driving through the mountains. I live in the mountains and feel this pressure whenever the air pressure changes; therefore, I did not think much of the ear pressure until I went to see my doctor.
Panic attacks and fatigue:
Panic attacks can come and last as long as 30 minutes. These panic attack will often times leave you feeling drained of energy. The fatigue can leave you as though you are physically exhausted and sometimes it’s from the panic attacks; however, I found I felt the physical exhausted because of the pounding in them at night after going to bed. It would get so bad I was not sleeping.
Sweating, hearing loss, and eye twitching:
These are other symptoms of vertigo. Sweating at night we think of as night sweats and hormone imbalance but they can also be accompanied with vertigo. As always check with your doctor. He/she can give you some advice on how best to treat vertigo.