Vertigo, or dizziness is not a disease, rather it’s a symptom of an underlying disease.
The term vertigo refers to the sensation of spinning or whirling that occurs as a result of a disturbance in equilibrium (balance) of the body. Some other commonly call it dizziness, lightheadedness, faintness and unsteadiness.
Vertigo can be subjective (the patient feels that he is moving/spinning) or objective (the patient feels objects around him are moving or spinning).
Aggravating factors are, moving the head, changing position, turning while lying down, etc.
There may be certain other symptoms (nausea, vomiting, abnormal eye movements, etc) associated with the vertigo depending on the underlying disease.
Symptoms of Vertigo
The following are some of the symptoms of Vertigo:
1.Diseases of underlying structure
• vestibular system (structures in the inner ear)
• vestibular nerve
• Brainstem or cerebellum.
2. In some cases, the cause of vertigo may remain unknown.
3. Certain medications and environmental chemicals
• orthostatic hypotension
• head injury
• cardiovascular disorders
• multiple sclerosis
• BPPV (Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) is the most common form of vertigo.
Homeopathic treatment for Vertigo
Treatment management will be as per underlying cause of the condition. Cases with BPPV and labyrinthitis respond very well to Homeopathic treatment. Also vertigo due to migraine or trauma (to head or neck) responds well to the treatment. Stress can be a trigger in increasing the already existing symptoms. Homeopathy can also help to alleviate the anxiety and stress as a cause and associate symptoms with the vertigo.
Treated cases on Vertigo