If you’ve been feeling off-balance, sick, or dizzy lately, you could have vertigo. While not a condition on its own, this symptom can be a sign of other problems you may need to worry about. For instance, some causes of vertigo include migraines, labyrinthitis (an inner ear infection), and vestibular neuronitis (an inflammation of the nerve that runs through the inner ear to help the brain control balancing).
Unfortunately, vertigo is not that easily diagnosed. Many incorrectly confuse it for acrophobia, which is a fear of heights that is often accompanied by a dizzying feeling. And what’s more, there are a number of different types of vertigo with the most common being peripheral vertigo (problems with the inner ear balance mechanisms) and central vertigo (problems with part of your brain).
So, how can you tell if you have a specific type of vertigo? And how can you treat it? Luckily, both scientific and medical professionals have answers for you.
Science may be better able to help you find out in the near future.
On the scientific end of things, a recent study has discovered a way to make diagnosing different types of vertigo much easier. Researchers from the study believe that specific goggles able to measure eye movements would also be able to determine the type of vertigo someone is experiencing.
So, if your doctor believes you might have vertigo, these goggles could be the defining answer for what vertigo you have.
For the time being, it’ll take more time to identify vertigo.
Of course, right now, these goggles are only part of a study. So medical professionals should be your go-to source on diagnosing and treating vertigo. They’ll want to know the following:
- Your first episode
- What symptoms it involved
- Any other symptoms you had like hearing loss or nausea
- How frequent and long-lasting they were
- If the symptoms are bothering you
- What might make them worse
- What might make them better
They may also conduct a physical examination and other tests to better determine your condition.
In the end, if you are diagnosed with vertigo, don’t panic. There are at least treatments for it. For instance, if you have central vertigo, the doctor may prescribe you with COMPAZINE® (prochlorperazine), which will help relieve any severe nausea or vomiting caused by your condition.
Too expensive? Just get your medication shipped through an international or Canadian pharmacy referral service, such as Canadian Pharmacy Service. That way, you can pick what country your medication comes from, and in turn, receive it for a much lower price than you would here in the United States.
Then, you can wave goodbye to vertigo on the solid, non-dizzying ground!
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