Vertigo itself is a symptom, rather than a condition. It is a sensation of feeling off balance and if you suffer from this issue, you are likely to feel that you are spinning around or that the world around you is the one spinning.
You may barely notice this feeling or it may be so severe that you find it difficult to keep your balance and do everyday tasks.
Vertigo attacks can happen suddenly and last several seconds, or they may last much longer. If you have severe vertigo, your symptoms may be constant and last for several days, making normal life very difficult.
As for the symptoms, the most common include spinning, swaying, unbalanced, tilting, and pulled to one direction. Although rare, symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and headache are also possible.
Inner ear-related problems are the cause of vertigo in most cases. Some of those problems include Meniere’s disease, vestibular neuritis, and BPPV. Migraine headaches, certain medications that cause ear damage, head or neck injury, and brain problems may also be the cause.
After developing a simple fix for vertigo, a doctor at the University of Colorado Hospital has gone viral! As a matter of fact, ever since she first introduced the treatment back in 2012, her video has gotten 2.6 million views.
These are the instructions:
- Move your head upward towards the ceiling.
- Then, put it upside down. Place your head in the position as if you are going to do a somersault.
- Then, when you are in this position, turn so that you face your left elbow, explains Foster.
- If you feel dizzy at this point, wait a bit until the dizziness is gone, and then lift your head to back level. If you experience the dizziness once again, wait until it is gone and sit back quickly. This movement resembles a half somersault maneuver and it has become very popular with nearly two million views on YouTube.