Vertigo_What is Vertigo_Why am I felling Dizzy

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Why am I feeling Dizzy?


Have you ever felt a sense of imbalance or dizziness, or being disoriented! May be you have experienced that once or more than once in your lifetime. This sensation may be due to several disorders: Vertigo, lightheadedness, disequilibrium or anxiety.1, 2, 3

Vertigo is a sense of motion when nothing is moving. This feeling can last from minutes to days. We’ll help you recognize the different types of vertigo and the underlying reason behind them! 1, 2, 3, 4

There are 2 types of vertigo one is called “central” and the other is “peripheral” Vertigo. Peripheral vertigo; a form of vertigo that is the most common and the most severe. This is usually due to disorders in the inner ears, like small crystals that start to float and move in the fluid of your inner ear leads you to feel dizzy. Inner ear infection may also cause peripheral vertigo.5


Another form of vertigo is Central vertigo; this type can be caused by brain disease or injury. Sometimes brain tumors, strokes and transient ischemic attacks (or as called mini strokes) may trigger inner ear disorders and can cause vertigo.5

The American academy for neurology, has identified a new form of vertigo that is idiopathic - with unknown cause.4