It is a from of dizziness caused by a problem located in the balance system of the body. Patients say Vertigo is like the environment spins around themselves or they spin around the environment. If there is just muzziness without the head spinning it would be correct to say that it is just muzziness and not Vertigo.
Vertigo can be intense enough to turn the patient’s Daily activites into a nightmare and cause pain enough to make the patient bedridden. But sometimesit just causes a light feeling of slipping and staggering.
Methods used in diagnosing Vertigo are:
-Pure Sound audiometry
-Bithermal Caloric Test with VNG
When treating vertigo; drug treatment,semont,Epley and Log Roll maneuvers and surgical tre-atments are used.
What Are The Illnesses That Cause Vertigo?
Vertigo has 2 kinds; Peipheral and Central Vertigo
Pheriperal Vertigo is caused by a defect that happens in the inner ear or vestibular organs.
Vertigo in inner ear are caused by these problems;
-Perilenf phistule in the ear
If it is reasons caused by the vestibular nerve;
-cold and trauma that effects teh inner ear and their some antibiotic kinds may cause this kind of Vertigo.
2- Central Vertigo
Central Vertigo is caused by a problem in the balance systems located in the brain. Speech impediment,seeing double,difficulty in swallowing may also come with this condition.
Central Vertigo’s most seen causes are Vertigo caused by migraine,Multiple Sclerosis (MS),auto- immune inner ear disease and brain nerve illness.
How Is Vertigo Diagnosed?
In Vertigo diagnosis,story of the illness is important. Dizzines by itself is not an illness but a symptom. Because of this your doctor will diagnose your condition depending on what kind of dizziness you are experiencing.
For Vertigo Diagnosis;
It requires a detailed examination since our balance system is inspected by several different systems. The patient must be examined by ear-nose-throat and neurolosis experts, if necessary, the examination must be supported by eye, internal diseases and physical therapy experts.
Methods used in diagnosis may differ. Your doctor will want you to describe your dizziness. They will ask you if it is a feelingof motion or blackout, how long it lasts, if you have hearing loss or nausea. They may also ask which situations trigger head spinning. You may answer a lot of questions about your general condition. If you take perscription drugs or not, head trauma, a recent infection, your ear and nerve system. Your docotr will do some tests after they conduct a detailed examination.
Since inner ear is responsible for balance and hearing a problem in balance may affect the hearing badly or a hearing problem may cause balance issues. That is why your doctor may request a hearing test.
In some situations your doctor may want your skull x-ray,tomography or magnetic resonance or a test that will inspect your eye movement after hot or cold water that used for warring the inner ear. They may suggest a heart evaluation or some blood tests. Not every single test is needen for every patient. Your doctor’s decision will say which tests are needed. Similarly,suggested treatment will be associated with the diagnosis.
How is Vertigo Treated?
A specific treatment should be planned after the patientis diagnosed with Vertigo. In treatment, ear-nose-throat,neurology,Internal diseases and physical therapy evaluations may be necessary. Suggested treatment will be related to the diagnosis. A once in a year chech-up examination and regular intake of drugs are suggested. Treatment varies a lot from some simple exercises to surgical treatment.
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