Dr.Sumit Chattopadhyay

Vertigo Symptoms: Feeling Dizzy and Unbalanced 


Vertigo is a condition that makes you feel like everything around you is spinning or tilting, even when you’re not moving. It can be caused by problems in the or the brain.  

The common symptoms of vertigo include: 

  1. Dizziness and Spinning Sensation: You may feel like the world is whirling around you. 
  1. Balance Problems: You might struggle to stay steady on your feet and feel off-balance. 
  1. Nausea and Vomiting: The spinning feeling can make you feel sick to your stomach. 
  1. Sensory Sensitivity: Bright lights, loud noises, or quick movements may worsen the symptoms. 
  1. Involuntary Eye Movements (Nystagmus): Your eyes may move rapidly without your control. 
  1. Headaches and Migraines: Frequent vertigo can lead to headaches. 
  1. Ringing in the Ears (Tinnitus): Some people may hear ringing or buzzing sounds. 
  1. Anxiety and Psychological Impact: Vertigo can cause emotional distress and anxiety. 

Common Causes of Vertigo: 

  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV): Caused by tiny crystals in the inner ear. 
  • Vestibular Neuritis: Inflammation of the vestibular nerve. 
  • Meniere’s Disease: Fluid buildup in the inner ear. 
  • Migraine-Associated Vertigo: Vertigo as a migraine symptom. 
  • Labyrinthitis: Infection or inflammation in the inner ear. 
  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency: Reduced blood flow to the brain. 

If you experience vertigo symptoms regularly, it’s essential to check with a healthcare professional for proper evaluation and treatment. Early intervention improves your quality of life.