Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Vertigo is the feeling that you or your environment is moving or spinning. It differs from dizziness in that vertigo describes an illusion of movement.

When you feel as if you yourself are moving, it's called subjective vertigo, and the perception that your surroundings are moving is called objective vertigo.

Causes of Vertigo

Vertigo is caused by problems in the brain or inner ear, including sudden head movements, inflammation within the inner ear due to a viral or bacterial inner ear infection, Meniere's disease, tumors, decreased blood flow to the base of the brain, multiple sclerosis, head trauma and neck injury, migraine headaches, or complications from diabetes.


Symptoms of Vertigo
  • A sensation of disorientation or motion, which may be accompanied by nausea or vomiting, sweating, or abnormal eye movements.
  • Hearing loss and a ringing sensation in the ears
  • Visual disturbances
  • Weakness
  • Difficulty speaking
  • A decreased level of consciousness
  • Difficulty walking

How To Stop Vertigo With a Simple Trick

Dr. Carol Foster, Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado Hospital, has an amazing trick you need for vertigo.

This technique, known as a half somersault maneuver, has helped vertigo patients as near as Denver and as far as Saudi Arabia.

To treat vertigo:
  1. Begin by kneeling on your knees.
  2. Tip your head up to look at the ceiling, and then place it on the ground, as if preparing to perform a somersault.
  3. Next, turn the head to face the left elbow.
  4. Pause and breathe until the dizziness subsides.
  5. Return the head to the center and raise it so the head is in line with the back.
  6. Sit back quickly and breathe a sign of miraculous relief.

Additional Self-Care at Home

Prevention begins by maintaining good hydration and avoiding rapid movements of the head. Should symptoms of vertigo begin, the following suggestions may be helpful:
  • Lie down with the head elevated slightly. Take precautions to prevent falls.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • In the midst of a vertigo attack, do not drive, work at heights, or operate dangerous machinery since loss of balance may cause significant injury.