Vertigo is a very common disorder which affects “ALL” irrespective of “AGE, GENDER, SOCIAL STATUS, GEOGRAPHY”. It is not an exaggeration to say that most of the people would have experienced vertigo in some form at least once in a lifetime.
In spite of vertigo being so common, it is usually underdiagnosed and undertreated the patients experience a lot of confusion, frustration, helplessness; majorly due to the disease itself and partly due to ignorance of the family, friends, peers towards vertigo and its effects.
It is not uncommon to see Vertigo patients suffering from it for years without proper diagnosis and treatment.
Human balance system mainly consists of the following:
Vertigo can present in various ways. If you have any of the following symptoms, you need Vertigo Evaluation:
The feeling of imbalance or discomfort:
Associated hearing problems:
Usually, the patients would be suffering for a long time and would have typically consulted many physicians for the problem before being seeing a neurologist or a neuro-otologist (balance specialist).
Diagnosis is made by:
Treatment: Depends on the underlying cause. It may involve:
Consult your Neurologist or Neuro-otologist if you have Vertigo.