Vertigo is a common health issue. It is a spell of dizziness and headache where one also feels that they are in some kind of motion. Vertigo itself is a symptom caused by a disease or other health condition. It is accompanied by several symptoms which include:
- Waking up dizzy
- Light headed and dizzy
- Dizzy and nauseated
- Motion sickness
- A feeling of air inside your ears
- Tinnitus or ringing in the ears
- Problem in balancing
- Dizziness and Headache
Some conditions that can cause vertigo are:
- Labyrinthitis – which is a condition of inflammation of the inner ear due to an infection.
- Vestibular Neuritis – which is a condition where the vestibular nerves are inflamed.
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BBPV) – which is the most common condition where the movement of our head causes the tiny calcium crystals in the inner ear to move around causing dizziness.
- Head injury.
- Multiple Sclerosis.
- Cholesteotoma – which is a growth behind the eardrum and can erode the tissues in the middle ear.
- Meniere’s Disease – Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the middle ear that can lead to dizziness and vomiting, tinnitus, and hearing loss.
- Acoustic Neoroma – is a benign growth on the vestibulocochlear nerve near the inner ear.
Once the presence of vertigo is identified, it is imperative to check the ears to confirm if the problem is ear related. Please call the Hearing Institute of Ontario to get your complimentary hearing test. From there, we can refer to an ENT doctor if required.