Vertigo may be attributed to an underlining disease or it might be a sign for further complication.1
Catch the warning signs of vertigo and consult your doctor as it could be a sign of a serious complication.
· If you experience a sudden attack of vertigo that is not related to change in posture.
· If dizziness is connected with severe deficiency or weakness in muscular coordination.
· If you signs of imbalance is associated with loss of hearing without prior diagnosis of inner ear disorders (Meniere’s Disease).1
Being over the age of 50, having suffered a recent head injury, taking certain drugs and having an inner ear infection are all causes that raises your likelihood of having vertigo.2
When vertigo perseveres, assessment for any underlying physical problems of the brain, spinal canal, or inner ear may be needed.3
1. Choi, N. Vertigo and Vertigo-Associated Disorders. Healthline. 2017. Available at https://www.healthline.com/health/vertigo Last accessed:22/6/2019
2. Marks, J. What are the Causes and Risk Factors for Vertigo? Everyday Health. Available at: https://www.everydayhealth.com/vertigo/causes-risk-factors/ Last accessed: 22/6/2019
3. Vertigo Treatment, Causes, Symptoms & Remedies. medicinenet 2019 Available at https://www.medicinenet.com/vertigo_overview/article.htm#what_are_the_signs_and_symptoms_of_vertigo Last accessed: 22/6/2019