When To See a Doctor About Your Vertigo Symptoms

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2022
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Shot of a young man looking stressed out at home Your inner ears play an essential role in your body’s ability to sense movement, stillness, or the position of your head and the rest of your body. Within your inner are three tiny tubes that are filled with fluid. When your head moves around, this fluid flows over sensitive hairs inside the tube, giving a sense of movement or a change in position.

When this matches what is seen with the eyes, your body has a complete sense of movement. However, frequent situations and conditions may cause the information your brain processes from the semicircular canals not to match up and disagree with what your eyes see. When this happens, you may experience vertigo.

Vertigo is a common feeling of dizziness that happens even when the body is not moving. This can lead to severe nausea and may interrupt your daily life. Frequently miscategorized as a specific condition, vertigo is a symptom caused by several other issues, primarily in the inner ear.

It is important to note that vertigo symptoms are most frequently caused by benign positional paroxysmal vertigo, where crystals form in your semicircular canals and create different sensations on the hairs or injuries to the head, neck, or other areas next to the ear.

In many cases, the vertigo symptoms can be addressed and reduced at home. Several movements and exercises can be done to help “reset” your sense of level and moment.

Proper hydration also plays an important role in your sense of movement. As your body becomes dehydrated, the fluid in your semicircular canals becomes less viscous and doesn’t flow as freely. This can create a delay between what your eyes and your head feel.

If your vertigo symptoms do not go away on their own or from home treatments, contact the doctors at the ENT and Allergy Centers of Texas in the North Plano area to diagnose the cause of your vertigo, and start a treatment plan specific to your condition. Call the office at 972-984-1050 or visit www.enttx.com to schedule an appointment.

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