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  Medical Dictionary: Vertigo - WrongDiagnosis.com
Vertigo: Vertigo is a feeling of movement, a sensation as if the external world were revolving around the patient (objective vertigo) or as if he himself were revolving in space (subjective vertigo).
Vertigo is medically distinct from dizziness, lightheadedness, and unsteadiness.
Vertigo (symptom): Vertigo is the sensation that the room is moving or spinning, or that the person is moving or spinning within the environment.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /medical/vertigo.htm   (374 words)

 Vertigo - WrongDiagnosis.com
Vertigo is a feeling of movement, a sensation as if the external world were revolving around the patient (objective vertigo) or as if he himself were revolving in space (subjective vertigo).
Vertigo is usually associated with a problem in the inner ear balance mechanisms (vestibular system), in the brain, or with the nerve connections between these two organs.
Vertigo that is peripheral in origin tends to be felt as more severe than central vertigo, intermittent in timing, always associated with nystagmus in the horizontal plane and occasionally hearing loss or tinnitus (ringing of the ears).
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /v/vertigo/intro.htm   (945 words)

 MEI: Medical and Surgical Treatment of Vertigo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The prevalence of vertigo is difficult to ascertain.
Vertigo was noted as an aura in 8 patients, during the headache in 25 patients, after the headache in 1 patient, and between headaches in 19 patients.100
The mainstay in medical management of PLF is bedrest for seven to ten days.(Reference needed) Vestibular suppressants may be effective in alleviating vertigo in the early stages of this disease.
www.michiganear.com /library/V/vertigotreatment.html   (5894 words)

Vertigo is a sensation of irregular or whirling motion, either of oneself or of external objects.
Common causes of non-BPPV vertigo include conditions in which there is decreased blood flow to certain areas of the brain, Ménière’s disease, and infection of the inner ear.
People with vertigo may have sudden sensations of spinning or whirling motion that may be accompanied by lightheadedness and loss of balance, and less often by sweating, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting.
www.pccnaturalmarkets.com /health/Concern/Vertigo.htm   (2103 words)

 eMedicine - Migraine-Associated Vertigo : Article by Aaron G Benson, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Vertigo also is a known symptom of basilar artery migraine, which is a special form of migraine (see the International Headache Society classification of migraine).
Vertigo, which is an illusion of movement of the environment or of the patient in relation to the environment, is the most common type of dizziness reported.
A definite diagnosis of migraine-associated vertigo can be made when patients have migraine with aura that is accompanied by concurrent episodes of vertigo or when they have migraine without aura that is repeatedly associated with vertigo immediately before or during the headache.
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 Caring Medical - Symptoms - Vertigo
Vertigo is the false sensation either of oneself or of objects moving or spinning, usually accompanied by nausea and a loss of balance.
Vertigo can be caused by problems in the ear, with the nerves connecting the ear to the brain or in the brain itself.
Vertigo with this type of origin usually affects older people and happens when the head is turned or tilted causing compression of the blood vessels that supply the part of the brain involved in balance.
www.caringmedical.com /conditions/vertigo.htm   (481 words)

 Other: Vertigo Its Causes and Treatment
What he meant by vertigo, he explained, was a sensation of "things in the house spinning," along with nausea lasting less than a minute.
Vertigo is not a disease in itself, but rather a symptom that can have any number of causes.
Vertigo is defined in Webster's dictionary as a feeling "in which the external world seems to revolve around the individual or in which the individual seems to revolve in space."
www.thedoctorwillseeyounow.com /articles/other/vertigo_17   (1223 words)

 eMedicine - CNS Causes of Vertigo : Article by Carol A Bauer, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Vertigo can be acute and severe and last for days, or it may be recurrent with attacks that last for minutes to hours.
Vertigo is the initial presenting symptom in 5% of cases of multiple sclerosis (MS) and is experienced by 50% of patients during the course of their disease.
Psychogenic vertigo is a manifestation of panic or anxiety disorder.
www.emedicine.com /ent/topic717.htm   (3648 words)

 Vertigo (medical) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vertigo, sometimes called a headrush, is a major symptom of a balance disorder.
Peripheral vertigo: The lesions, or the damaged areas, affect the inner ear or the vestibular division of the acoustic (CN VIII) nerve.
Vertigo is often incorrectly used to describe a fear of heights.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vertigo_(medical)   (485 words)

 eMedicine - Benign Positional Vertigo : Article by Andrew K Chang, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Vertigo is an illusion of motion (an illusion is a misperception of a real stimulus) and represents a disorder of the vestibular proprioceptive system.
Vertigo in young patients is more likely to be caused by labyrinthitis (associated with hearing loss) or vestibular neuronitis (normal hearing).
Generally reserved for the cupulolithiasis form of benign positional vertigo, in which the otoliths are attached to the cupula of the semicircular canal.
www.emedicine.com /emerg/topic57.htm   (5106 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Benign positional vertigo
Benign positional vertigo is the most common cause of vertigo. It is caused by a disturbance within the balance organs of the inner ear.
Vertigo, or a spinning sensation, is the main symptom.
Occasionally, medications such as antihistamines, anticholinergics, and sedative-hypnotics may be prescribed to reduce the symptoms of vertigo, although these are often minimally effective.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/001420.htm   (622 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Vertigo-associated disorders
Vertigo is a false sensation of motion or spinning that leads to dizziness and discomfort.
Peripheral vertigo occurs if there is a problem with the portion of the inner ear that controls balance (vestibular labyrinth or semicircular canals), or with the vestibular nerve (which connects the inner ear to the brainstem).
Medications such as antihistamines, anticholinergics, and benzodiazepines may be prescribed to reduce symptoms of peripheral vertigo.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/001432.htm   (532 words)

Vertigo however, is dizziness that creates the sense that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving.
Acute attacks are well-defined isolated spells of vertigo with a distinct onset and offset, whereas chronic vertigo is defined as a continuous or chronic sensation.
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 vertigo - Medical Dictionary
Lesions in the temporal lobe and parietal lobe may be associated with focal seizures that may feature vertigo as an ictal manifestation.
Vertigo is usually defined as a hallucination of movement secondary to a vestibular disturbance.
Among patients seen in a general internal medicine outpatient clinic and in 2 sub-specialty dizziness clinics, vertigo was the most frequent category of dizziness, and benign paroxysmal positional vertigo was the most common cause of vertigo.
www.dentalarticles.com /dictionary/vertigo.html   (288 words)

 Cure your Vertigo, Dizziness and Motion Sickness Symptoms
The Conquer Vertigo Mini-Course will guide you to all the information you need, show you the treatments that are most effective (and the ones that don’t work!) and advise you on the best actions to take to heal your dizziness.
Vertigo runs in my family, so I thought it was something I just had to learn to live with it.
I was shocked to discover that between 25% and 50% of all cases involving vertigo and dizziness are incorrectly diagnosed, or given a “presumptive diagnosis (which means the tests are not 100% sure) or the treatment is not successful.
www.conquervertigo.com   (2624 words)

 Caring Medical - Treatment of Vertigo
If no apparent cause is found, medications such as antihistamines, anticholinergics (to prevent nausia, vomiting and motion sickness) or benzodiazepines (to relieve anxiety) may be prescribed to help stabilize the structures in the inner ear.
Vertigo, which involves the false sensation either of oneself or of objects moving or spinning, usually accompanied by nausea and a loss of balance, is potentially a symptom of any one of a number of different conditions.
Vertigo may also be caused by the improper or disturbed functioning of the autonomic nervous system, which governs the life-sustaining functions of the body such as breathing, blood flow and perspiration.
www.caringmedical.com /condition_details/Vertigo.htm   (668 words)

 Vertigo - Patient UK
Vertigo is an illusion of movement, often horizontal and rotatory.
Triad of vertigo, tinnitus, and hearing loss, often associated with a pressure sensation in affected ear.
Vertigo of central neurological origin is uncommon and less likely to be horizontal or rotatory.
www.patient.co.uk /showdoc/40000943   (898 words)

 Vertigo (Balance Disorder) - Medical Encyclopedia
Vertigo is a form of dizziness often associated with balance disorder.
Vertigo is the title of an Alfred Hitchcock movie.
Vertigo is a line of comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics, which is intended for mature audiences.
www.nursingstudy.com /encyclopedia/Vertigo.html   (96 words)

 Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) - MayoClinic.com
Vertigo is the sudden sensation that you are unsteady or that your surroundings are moving.
The condition is characterized by brief episodes of intense dizziness associated with a change in the position of your head.
Vertigo usually results from a problem with the nerves and the structures of the balance mechanism in your inner ear that sense movement and changes in the position of your head.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/vertigo/DS00534   (270 words)

 Healthopedia.com - Vertigo
Vertigo is a type of dizziness or a sensation of movement when none is actually occurring.
Vertigo is usually caused by problems in the inner ear, which helps control balance.
The information should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition.
www.healthopedia.com /vertigo   (343 words)

 Acupuncture for Vertigo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In the telling I hope to show why I find Chinese Medicine, with a tradition of thousands of years of practice and refinement, to be a more nuanced and flexible modality for the practitioner while providing empowering tools for the patient.
In Western Medicine vertigo is thought to be a disorder of the vestibular system of unknown cause, hence the "viral" assignation.
In TCM, as opposed to Western medicine where the cause of vertigo is unknown, there are several reasons why a person would have Tony's symptoms of dizziness and nausea.
www.nycacupuncture.com /vertigo.html   (1283 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Dizziness
Benign positional vertigo is vertigo that happens when you change the position of your head.
Labyrinthitis usually follows a cold or flu and is caused by a viral infection of the inner ear.
Much less commonly, vertigo or feeling unsteady is a sign of stroke, multiple sclerosis, seizures, a brain tumor, or a bleed in your brain.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/003093.htm   (798 words)

 what do you guys know about vertigo..medical advice needed.. - BladeForums.com: The Leading Edge of Knife Discussion
True benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, BPPV, is caused by loose otoconia — small crystals of calcium carbonate normally found in a part of the inner ear called the utricle, that shift within the saculae and semicircular canals during head movement stimulating the cilia causing conflicting sensory inputs.
Recurrent vertigo lasting for the duration you are speaking of may have another underlying cause.
Continuous unexplained bouts of vertigo need to be investigated for cause to eliminate serious problems such as pontine angle neuronomas, stroke, or degenerative inner ear problems.
www.bladeforums.com /forums/showthread.php?t=326649   (2414 words)

 sypmtoms of vertigo >> Medical Questions, Weight Loss, Pregnancy, Drugs, Health Insurance
I know that vertigo is type of dizziness felt as a shift in a person’s relationship to the normal environment.
Important is to say that vertigo and dizziness are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same.
Vertigo is illusion that you or your surroundings are moving.
www.steadyhealth.com /ptopic56854.html   (388 words)

 Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo - Department of Otolaryngology in the Medical School at the University of Minnesota
Benign positional vertigo or B. causes dizziness due to abnormalities in the inner ear.
Because people with benign positional vertigo often feel dizzy and unsteady when they tip their head back to look up, sometimes BPV is called the top shelf vertigo.
It is uncommon for individuals with benign positional vertigo to be permanently disabled by their condition.
www.med.umn.edu /ent/clinics/otologyneurotology/treatment/benignvertigo/home.html   (995 words)

 Motion Sickness / Dizziness / Vertigo / FAA Medical
he initial presentation of motion sickness, dizziness or vertigo requires an evaluation be performed to establish the underlying cause and to establish eligibility for FAA medical certification.
This is especially true if a medication has been utilized to treat or prevent motion sickness.
your case and to establish your eligibility for FAA medical certification.
www.leftseat.com /motion.htm   (134 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Vertigo
Vertigo can occur when these hair cells are still sending signals of motion, even though you may be perfectly still, giving you the  "illusion of movement". 
The information provided should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition.
A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/imagepages/19706.htm   (163 words)

 Health & Medical Issues - Vertigo
A balance disorder is a disturbance that causes an individual to feel unsteady, giddy, woozy, or have a sensation of movement, spinning, or floating.
Ménière's disease--an inner ear fluid balance disorder that causes episodes of vertigo, fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus (a ringing or roaring in the ears), and the sensation of fullness in the ear.
Individual treatment will vary and will be based upon symptoms, medical history, general health, examination by a physician, and the results of medical tests.
www.info4dumbbells.com /Vertigo.html   (1409 words)

 Semount: Vertigo Treatment - Medical Illustration
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