An ailment that is Vertigo.

According to wikipedia,

Vertigo (from the Latin vertigin-, vertigo, “dizziness,” originally “a whirling or spinning movement,” from vertere “to turn”[1]) is a specific type of dizziness, a major symptom of a balance disorder. It is the sensation of spinning or swaying while the body is actually stationary with respect to the surroundings.

The effects of vertigo may be slight. It can cause nausea and vomiting and, in severe cases, it may give rise to difficulties with standing and walking.

Vertigo is usually associated with a problem in the inner ear balance mechanisms (vestibular system), in the syndrome and Meniere’s disease. Vertigo-like symptoms may also appear as paraneoplastic syndrome (PNS) in the form of opsoclonus myoclonus syndrome, a multi-faceted neurological disorder associated with many forms of incipient cancer lesions or viruses.

Vertigo can be caused by inflammation of the inner ear due to the common cold, influenza, and bacterial infections.

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August 2008 nang supungin ako ng inaakala kong hormonal migraine lang due to PMS. But vomitting 4 times wasn’t healthy and normal so nag-panic kami ni Kat, (one of my condo roomies) kaya naisugod ako sa Medical City. Dehydrated ang lola mo. Bigla lang namang umikot ang paningin ko kaya konting galaw lang ng ulo feeling ko umiikot na ang buong mundo. Actually it’s the other way around pala, kahit stationary ka lang, parang naglalakad ung ulo mo mag-isa. Then I was diagnosed to having Benign Positional Vertigo. So every sumpong I have to take 16-g Serc tablet every 8 hours and Plasil to avoid vomitting. I so love Plasil, sobra!!!

The said sickness, if it canbe called such, doesn’t have any root cause. But when I was asked how often I clean my ear, proud ako, “Doc, minsan twice a day.” Bingo! Un pala ung isa sa mga causes. Minsan daw kasi napu-push ung ear wax papunta ng eardrum instead na palabas ng ear. E, ang ears daw have two functions, hearing and maintaining balance (parang account sa bangko to, a). So kapag may abnormalities, may imbalance. Kapag may imbalance, un may dizziness na. E pag sinumpong ka nito, wala ka talgang laban. I succomb to sleep na lang. Pag gising ko, hopefully ok na.

So kung may symptoms kayogaya nito, I suggest you see a doctor. Never self-medicate.

2 thoughts on “An ailment that is Vertigo.

  1. Aling Baby says:

    nagkaron din ako nyan last year after namin magbeach dito sa uae at napasukan ng tubig ang ears ko. at first, wala naman pero after a month, yun nga. one morning nung nagising ako, akala ko sa amusement park ako nakatulog kagabi kasi umiikot talaga ang paligid ko. natulog ako nun ulit pero paggising ko, ganun pa rin kaya we’ve decided to see a doctor. binigyan din ako ng medications at eventually, medyo nawala naman siya. sana nga wala na talaga.🙂

  2. Rowjie says:

    nagkavertigo na din ako in the past. hindi siya talaga basta basta hilo lang. talagang di ka makakagalaw sa sobrang hilo. and it lasted for few days…😦

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