It is important to know the difference between vertigo and dizziness. People often take those two terms in the same meaning. But they are two different symptoms, and they could be pointing to different problems.
• Vertigo is the sensation that you are spinning or the place around you is spinning. Mostly, it takes place when your body’s balance sensory systems differ about the kind of movement they sense. It may happen that you may find it hard to walk or stand. You may lose your balance and even fall. If your vertigo has progressed to a bad level, it may make you have nausea and vomiting.
• Whereas, dizziness is not a feeling that you are spinning. It’s Just a lightheaded or unsteady feeling.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo causes short occurrences of mind to intense dizziness. It is found to be one of the most common causes of vertigo. Usually benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is started by some specific changes in the position of your head. This may take place when you lean your head up or down, when you lie down, or when you turn over or sit up in bed.
Causes Of Vertigo
The spinning sensation and dizziness you get from vertigo can limit your activities and make you feel sick.
Vertigo or balance disorder could be caused owing to several factors, like:
• If you are a Diabetic patient
• Due to High cholesterol level
• You have some Infection in the inner ear
• Suffering from Anaemia
• Lack of sleep
• Dehydration problem
• Thyroid disease
• You have Blood vessel disease
• Prolonged bed rest
• Got some Head injuries
• You have Calcium deficiency in your body
• Certain medicines are also responsible for Vertigo
• Brain tumors
• Poor vision
• Multiple sclerosis
• Meniere’s disease
• And Motion sickness
Sign And Symptoms Of Vertigo
If you sometimes feel that you or your surroundings are spinning, whirling, or tilting. It could be the sign of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). This kind of feeling is the main symptom of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). The name given to this kind of sensation is ‘Vertigo’.
To check out whether your vertigo is caused by BPPV, your doctor would find out what causes it, how bad it is, and how long it lasts. With BPPV:
• Leaning the head, looking up or down, rolling over in bed, or as mostly getting in and out of bed causes vertigo.
• It may begin a few seconds after you move your head.
• It by and large lasts less than a minute. The rotating sensation may be meek, or it may be worst enough to cause even nausea and vomiting.
• Generally, vertigo becomes less visible each time you repeat the same movement and what is more, after 3 or 4 repeats, the movement may no longer source vertigo. Or It may take several hours before the same movement again causes vertigo.
Prevention For vertigo
• If your balance gets affected by vertigo, take care in order to avoid injuries from falls.
• Control your high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
• If you are a smoker, give up smoking.
• Limit salt in your diet.