moving/spinning) or objective
(the patient feels objects around him are moving or
spinning). Some of the things that can worsen the vertigo
are moving the head, changing position, turning while lying
There may be certain other symptoms
(nausea, vomiting, abnormal eye movements, etc) associated with the
vertigo depending on the underlying disease.
Vertigo can be caused due to disorders of the vestibular system
(structures in the inner ear), vestibular nerve, brainstem or
cerebellum. In some cases, the cause of vertigo may remain unknown.
Certain medications and environmental chemicals may also damage the
structures of the inner ear or the nerves and thereby result in vertigo.
Alcohol can induce vertigo in some people even when taken in small
quantities. Systemic causes of vertigo include orthostatic hypotension,
head injury, migraine, cardiovascular disorders, stroke, multiple
sclerosis, etc. BPPV (Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) is the most
common form of vertigo
Treatment of vertigo has to be directed towards the
underlying cause of the condition. Cases with BPPV (the most
common form of vertigo) and labyrinthitis respond very well
to Homoeopathic treatment. Also vertigo due to migraine or
trauma (to head or neck) responds well to the treatment. It
must be noted that often patients get very panicky due to
symptoms of vertigo and this may only worsen the condition
of the patient. Hence stress can be a trigger in increasing
the already existing symptoms. Homoeopathy can also help to
alleviate the anxiety associated with the vertigo. Certain
rehabilitation exercises also help in controlling the
symptoms and returning back to normalcy. In case of
drug-induced vertigo, the medicine in question has to be
stopped after proper evaluation.
Suggestion about Homoeopathic treatment:
Homoeopathy is strongly recommended for Vertigo. As discussed
above, the medication will help the patients to get back to
normalcy without having to bear any of the side-effects of
conventional medication. It helps not only in controlling
the intensity and frequency of the attacks of vertigo, but
also in alleviating the anxiety that is frequently
associated with this condition. It improves the general
immunity and vitality of the patient apart from targeting
the cause of the vertigo.