Vertigo (dizziness) is an uncomfortable feeling of motion when
there is no actual movement. The feeling of motion is commonly described as
spinning or whirling. But it also may include sensations of falling or
Vertigo can cause nausea and vomiting. You may find it difficult to walk, stand, or keep your balance.
Causes for vertigo include problems with nerves, blood flow, and the inner-ear.
Infrequent episodes of vertigo may not require treatment. If
vertigo is severe or frequent, treatment will depend on the specific
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
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