At Asian ENT Super Speciality Hospital, Dr. Pradeep Vundavalli provides the most effective and affordable Vertigo treatment in Visakhapatnam.
Dr. Pradeep Vundavalli a renowned ENT doctor in Visakhapatnam has come across hundreds of patients struggling with vertigo. Therefore, he gained expertise in treating vertigo patients. Hence, people recognize him as one of the best specialists for vertigo treatment in Visakhapatnam.
Read on to know about vertigo, its causes, symptoms, treatment, and more.
What is Vertigo?
Vertigo is a feeling of spinning dizziness, as though the surrounding area is spinning in circles around the person. Vertigo can occur when a person looks down from a height.
But it usually refers to any short or continuous spells of dizziness that happen due to issues in the inner ear or brain. Vertigo is only a symptom, not a disease. It can occur due to different conditions.
Symptoms of Vertigo
- stability problems
- a feeling of motion sickness
- nausea and vomiting
- ringing like sensation in the ear (tinnitus)
- a sense of fullness in the ear
Causes of Vertigo
Various conditions can cause vertigo, usually involving either an imbalance in the inner ear or an issue with the central nervous system.
Conditions that may cause vertigo are:
It is an infection that leads to inflammation of the inner ear labyrinth.
- Vestibular neuritis
It is an infection that causes inflammation of the vestibular nerve.
It is a noncancerous skin growth that develops in the middle ear due to recurrent infections. As it grows back the eardrum, it can damage the middle ear’s bony structures causing dizziness and hearing loss.
- Meniere’s disease
This condition results from the build-up of fluid in the inner ear. It causes vertigo attacks with ringing sensations in the ears and hearing loss.
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
The inner ear comprises structures called the otolith organs. These have fluid and particles of calcium carbonate crystals.
In BPPV, the calcium carbonate crystals dislodge and come into the semi-circular canals. There, each crystal touches sensory hair cells in the cupula of the semi-circular canals during movement. As a result, the brain receives incorrect signals about a person’s position, and spinning dizziness occurs.
- Other factors
Vertigo can also occur with:
- migraine headaches
- a head injury
- ear surgery
- shingles in or around the ear
- ataxia cause muscle weakness
- a stroke or a transient ischemic attack
- cerebellar or brain stem disease
- multiple sclerosis
Diagnosis of Vertigo
Initially, your doctor will carry out a physical exam. Then, ask how your dizziness feels, and record your medical history.
They may also carry out some simple tests.
- Romberg’s test:
The doctor will ask the patient to stand with their arms by their sides and feet together. Then, ask them to close their eyes. If the patient becomes unstable on closing their eyes, this could indicate a CNS problem.
The doctor will tell the patient to walk on the spot for 30 seconds with eyes closed. If they rotate to one side, this may indicate a lesion in the inner ear labyrinth, which could cause peripheral vertigo.
Based on these and other tests' results, the doctor may order a head CT or MRI scan to obtain more details.
Treatment for Vertigo
Vertigo treatment depends on the condition causing it. In several cases, vertigo diminishes without any treatment. It is because your brain can adapt to the inner ear changes, depending on other mechanisms to retain the balance.
For some patients, treatment is required and may include:
- Vestibular Rehabilitation:
It is a type of physical therapy aimed at strengthening the vestibular system. The vestibular system's function is to send signals to the brain about head and body movements related to gravity.
The doctor may recommend vestibular rehab if you have repeated bouts of vertigo. It trains your other senses to compensate for vertigo.
- Canalith Repositioning Maneuvers:
The American Academy of Neurology guidelines recommends a series of specific head and body moves for BPPV. The activities help migrate the calcium deposits out of the canal into an inner ear chamber to be absorbed by your body.
You will probably have vertigo signs during the procedure as the canals move.A doctor or physiotherapist can guide you through the movements. The movements are safe and often beneficial.
In some cases, the doctor may give medications to reduce symptoms such as nausea or motion sickness associated with vertigo.
If an infection causes vertigo, antibiotics or steroids may reduce inflammation and cure the condition.
In rare cases, the patient may require surgery for vertigo. If vertigo results from a severe underlying condition, such as a tumor or injury to the brain or neck, treatment for those problems may relieve vertigo.
Why choose us?
- Asian Super Specialty ENT Hospital is the only ENT hospital in Andhra Pradesh that widely focuses on the disorders and conditions of the ears, nose, throat, neck, and head.
- Under the leadership and guidance of Dr. Pradeep Vundavalli, the Director of Asian Super Specialty ENT Hospital, we have achieved appreciation for giving advanced and evidence-based vertigo treatment. Hence, our patients recognize our hospital as one of the best hospitals for vertigo diagnosis and treatment in Visakhapatnam.
- Our advanced ENT hospital in Visakhapatnam has state-of-the-art medical infrastructure, excellent result-oriented treatments, committed staff, and highly qualified doctors.
- Our vertigo specialists have the expertise and skills to handle advanced diagnostic, surgical, and therapeutic audiology procedures. Our doctors have gained more than 98% surgical success rate.
- We maintain the highest standard of excellence cost-efficiently. So everyone can avail of the most effective vertigo treatment.
If you’re suffering from the mentioned vertigo symptoms frequently, please visit us at Asian ENT Super Specialty Hospital and seek the best Vertigo Diagnosis and Treatment by booking an appointment with our specialist for vertigo.