Vertigo can be a scary health situation for anyone. The Health Briefs TV show reviews it symptoms and explains what to do if you feel like you are on a Ferris wheel when standing up.
Vertigo is a specific type of dizziness where one feels the sudden feeling that they are spinning. The spinning sensation comes and goes causing nausea, headaches, double vision and racing heart beat. It can last momentarily or for a few weeks. It is unnerving and terrifying for most people as it usually happens when someone is standing up or walking. It is most commonly caused by inner ear infections, diseases of the ear such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), vestibular neuritis, and Meniere’s disease. These diseases usually occur when there is a buildup of some kind in the ears.
It is recommended and Health Briefs TV agrees that if someone feels they have vertigo to sit down and wait until the spinning feeling fades. If vertigo symptoms come back, seek medical attention from a ears, nose and throat specialist of from a personal physician. Vertigo is not a life threatening situation. Sit it out or if driving, pull over on the side of the road and wait it out. Don’t try to walk or go up or down stairs. It is a temporary condition which will pass.