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Vertigo: Introduction

Vertigo is the sensation that the room is moving or spinning, or that the person is moving or spinning within the environment. The term "dizziness" is often used for milder feelings of lightheadedness, but this word needs to be distinguished from symptoms such as balance difficulty, fainting, or general weakness. True dizziness is a lightheadedness or a sensation that you are about to faint. True vertigo requires the sensation of movement. Any dizziness or vertigo symptom needs prompt professional medical advice....more »

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Causes of Vertigo:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Vertigo. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Vertigo:

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Vertigo: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Vertigo, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Vertigo Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Vertigo may include:

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Alternative Treatments for Vertigo

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Vertigo may include:

Stories from Users for Vertigo

Real-life user stories relating to Vertigo:

Message Boards for Vertigo

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Vertigo or relevant symptoms:

Medications or substances causing Vertigo:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Vertigo as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Vertigo:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Vertigo as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Bupropion and Amantadine interaction
  • Fusidic Acid and Ritonavir, Saquinavir interaction
  • Disulfiram and Alcohol interaction
  • Antabuse and Alcohol interaction
  • more interactions...»

Vertigo: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Vertigo may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Vertigo

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Vertigo: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Vertigo

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic more »

Causes of Vertigo listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Vertigo as a symptom include:

Definitions of Vertigo:

Vertigo is a feeling of movement, a sensation as if the external world were revolving around the patient (objective vertigo) or as if he himself were revolving in space (subjective vertigo). Vertigo is medically distinct from dizziness, lightheadedness, and unsteadiness.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

A reeling sensation; feeling about to fall
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Illusory sense that either the environment or one's own body is revolving; may result from disease of the inner ear or disturbances of the vestibular centers or pathways.
- (Source - CRISP)

Organs affected by Vertigo:

The list of organs typically affected by Vertigo may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Vertigo

The list below shows some of the causes of Vertigo mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Vertigo?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Vertigo. Of the 169 causes of Vertigo that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 163 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Vertigo:

The following list of conditions have 'Vertigo' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Vertigo Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Vertigo based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Vertigo:

    Medical Conditions associated with Vertigo:

    Balance symptoms (1691 causes), Coordination symptoms (2126 causes), Movement symptoms (6001 causes), Musculoskeletal symptoms (6264 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Clumsiness (408 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Muscle symptoms (7251 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Vertigo:

    Dizziness (1357 causes), Balance difficulty (1691 causes), Weakness (3752 causes), Fainting (1326 causes), Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, Psychologic disturbance (e.g. anxiety, depression, conversion reaction, malingering), Basilar artery migraine, Intracranial infection, Head trauma (8 causes), Vestibular neuritis, Otitis media, Migraine (37 causes), Acute labyrinthitis, Perilymphatic fistula, Labyrinthine concussion

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    Medical News summaries about Vertigo

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