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What is Vertigo?

What is Vertigo?

  • Vertigo: The odd balance sensation of inappropriate spinning or movement of the environment.
  • 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
  • Vertigo: a reeling sensation; feeling about to fall.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Vertigo: Introduction

Types of Vertigo:

Broader types of Vertigo:

What causes Vertigo?

Causes of Vertigo: see causes of Vertigo

What are the symptoms of Vertigo?

Symptoms of Vertigo: see symptoms of Vertigo

Can anyone else get Vertigo?

More information: see contagiousness of Vertigo
Inheritance: see inheritance of Vertigo

Vertigo: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Vertigo.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Vertigo.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Vertigo: see treatments for Vertigo
Alternative treatments for Vertigo: see alternative treatments for Vertigo
Research for Vertigo: see research for Vertigo

Organs Affected by Vertigo:

Organs and body systems related to Vertigo include:

Name and Aliases of Vertigo

Main name of condition: Vertigo

Other names or spellings for Vertigo:


Dizziness, Giddiness, Lightheadedness
Source - WordNet 2.1

Vertigo: Related Conditions

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