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THE RIGHT AND WRONG ABOUT VERTIGO

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Vertigo

THE RIGHT AND WRONG ABOUT VERTIGO

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Feeling dizzy is a common complain. Every year, around 15% of the general population present with dizziness. There are some common belief about vertigo, some are right and others are not.1

“I’m concerned that vertigo is due to storke or brain tumor!”1

The bottom line is that there are very few life-threatening reasons behind dizziness. And, if you have dizziness occur with no other symptoms, you don’t need to worry. 1

“Whom should I see for the diagnosis of vertigo?”2

Two types of specialists can diagnose the vertigo cause. Neurologists who deal with treatment of different types of vertigo. Otolaryngologists, they are neurologists who specialize in ear disease. General practitioner can also help at the initial presentation of the disease. 2

“I’m highly stressed, can this lead to dizziness?” 2

If you already suffer from vertigo, attacks may aggravated by mental stress, however, mental stress by itself won’t start vertigo. 2

“Vertigo might attack with menstrual period” 2

Periods are accompanies by salt retention so if you are diagnosed with Meniere’s disease (related to salt intake) your symptoms might get worse during this period.2

References:

1.       You’re feeling dizzy-Should you be worried. Cleveland Clinic. 2015. . Available at https://health.clevelandclinic.org/youre-feeling-dizzy-should-you-be-worried/?fbclid=IwAR2zM3WhDQuGlV5Lh1wPuEkO68QaDndoEErvlUpbP6LOaIi7PRIrtS9_UZY Last accessed:23/6/2019

2.       Vertigo: Frequently asked questions. University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. 2018 Available at https://uihc.org/health-topics/vertigo-frequently-asked-questions?fbclid=IwAR3EfNF4om57y3ijP8s3E9Z4iks_5Du4KvSaI36kRoPNt_Pyyr6PoKEEx5g/ Last accessed:23/6/2019