Vertigo is a feeling of dizziness. A person suffering from this medical issue feels that his environment is moving or spinning even though there is no actual movement. The rotational dizziness is caused by an imbalance of functions within the inner ear, in some parts of the brain, and in sensory nerve pathways. The inner ear problem is called Vestibular neuritis or Labyrinthitis— a condition that originates from an infection. This infection causes inflammation in the inner ear (around the nerves), which is responsible for keeping the body’s sense of balance
SYMPTOMS OF VERTIGO
Some of the most common symptoms include nausea, vomiting, hearing loss or ringing in the ear, tinnitus, or a feeling of fullness in the ear. Other symptoms that may be experienced include abnormal or jerking eye movements (nystagmus), headache, and sweating. The symptoms can last from a few minutes to a few hours or more. It may also come and go depending on the patient’s condition.