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Consult an Expert About Vertigo

Vertigo is not the same as the fear of being exposed to heights. Rather, it is an unpleasant sensation of dizziness and spinning combined into one. Experiencing vertigo can affect not just your productivity levels but your safety as well. For one, it may even be a symptom of a heart problem.

Don’t put your heart in danger. If you think that you may have vertigo, it’s important that you seek medical assistance from Apex Heart and Vascular Center as soon as possible. We have a team of experts who can help you overcome vertigo and treat any heart problems connected to it at the same time.

Common Questions You May Have About Vertigo

What is vertigo?

It is feeling of spinning, as well as being out of balance and dizzy mixed into one. On the contrary, vertigo is not a condition; rather, it is a symptom of many. The nauseating sensation dealt by vertigo can range from mild to severe. It can last as short as a couple of seconds or it can extend and continue to persist for a couple of days. This troubling symptom may be caused by something easily treatable like an ear infection, or it can be brought on by either a serious mental or heart problem.

What causes vertigo?

Vertigo may be brought on by a number of conditions.
Among these conditions include:

  • Stroke
  • A tumor on the spinal cord or brain
  • A concussion
  • Problems with the inner ear
  • Orthostatic hypotension
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Extreme migraine

What tests are used to diagnose the cause of vertigo?

Diagnosis for vertigo starts with an interview where your physician will ask you about the other symptoms you experience. They will want to ask you about the details of the first time you felt vertigo and if you had other concerning symptoms with it.

Apart from that, they might also request:

  • Tilt table test

    – It is a test that is designed to monitor a patient’s cardiovascular response when the body is being subjected to a change in position.

  • Hearing test

    – It is a procedure done in order to check if you have hearing loss or experience ringing in your ears.

  • Scans

    – It is a procedure that is performed to check if there is a brain tumor that is causing you to experience vertigo.