Preparing for the appointment with your doctor

Why is it important to consult a doctor? If you experience vertigo, it is necessary to consult a doctor to determine its cause. The first and most important step involves managing the condition, so that you can get better. In order to effectively manage the disease, it is crucial to not underestimate vertigo and its…

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Healthy eating as a preventive measure for managing vertigo

There is no secret that an unhealthy diet harms your body. Many patients who experience vertigo due to Ménière’s disease or migraine find that diet modifications help to reduce future attacks and manage their condition1. While there are some foods that can trigger vertigo and should be avoided, there are specific foods that can improve…

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How to manage a vertigo attack?

While a vertigo episode can arise suddenly and violently, its symptoms can be reduced by adopting appropriate responses. Developing the correct behaviors for vertigo attack management can help reduce stress and anxiety in future episodes. Simple tips to adopt in case of a vertigo attack Lie still in a quiet, dark room to reduce the…

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Why is adherence to treatment important in vertigo?

Medication will not work unless it is taken1. This may sound obvious, yet every second patient is not taking his/her medication properly. But what does it mean to be adherent? Adherence is the degree to which a patient follows a doctor’s prescription2. As a patient suffering from vertigo, being adherent means having a chance to…

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How long does vertigo last?

An episode of vertigo can last from seconds to weeks, depending on the associated conditions1. Indeed, the cause of vertigo plays a key role in how long an episode will last. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) BPPV is the most common cause of vertigo. It is often described by patients as a spinning sensation produced…

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What factors can trigger vertigo?

Vertigo is not an independent disease. There are several disease and drug related side-effects that can cause vertigo1. This is why it is so important to consult a specialist in time: only a doctor can diagnose the true cause of vertigo and prescribe treatment. Conditions in the inner ear Most of the time, vertigo is…

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What is vertigo?

Vertigo as a symptom of dizziness Vertigo is a sensation of false movement, mostly described by patients as a sensation of spinning in the head but sometimes as tilting. Vertigo can be accompanied by imbalance, presyncope, and lightheadedness1. Presyncope means lightheadedness or the sense of impending collapse1. Because vertigo provokes a loss of balance, one…

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Exercises for preventing vertigo

Why should I exercise? Depending on the cause of vertigo, some exercises can be helpful to reduce vertigo events. For instance, if you have balance problems, you might consider doing balance exercises to improve your condition1. You need to determine what kind of exercises are suitable for you together with your doctor. Take one minute…

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Types of vertigo

Vertigo is often described by patients as a false sense of rotational movement. Many patients who experience vertigo feel lost, frustrated, and confused1. There are two main types of vertigo2: If vertigo arises from a disorder of the ear and the structures around it, it is called peripheral vertigo. On the contrary, if the sensation…

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