It is a common misconception that vertigo is a fear of heights. In reality, however, it is the term given to the sensation that everything around us is spinning, even when we and everything else is perfectly still. It can be quite unpleasant to deal with, having a significant negative impact on the lives of many people.
Vertigo is usually caused by a problem in the inner ears which is where organs that control our balance are located. Occasionally, though, it can be caused elsewhere in the central nervous system, particularly the brain. Depending on the specific complication, the symptoms can often be treated by treating the cause.
Vertigo Symptom #1: Tinnitus
Tinnitus is a ringing sensation in the ears that tends to be experienced by people as they get older. It can range from being mildly irritating, to downright debilitating. It is a symptom of a variety of conditions, including vertigo.
Treating tinnitus generally involves relieving the symptoms to help make the patient feel more comfortable. This will often mean anti-anxiety drugs, but these should be treated with caution as they can lead to a dependency. Exercise is thought to help in many cases and playing music in the background to avoid complete silence can also be beneficial.
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