Vertigo: Feeling that the room or person is moving or spinning.
Introduction: Vertigo is the sensation that the room is moving or spinning, or that the person is moving or spinning within the environment. The term "dizziness" is often used for milder feelings of lightheadedness, but this word needs to be distinguished from symptoms such as balance difficulty, fainting, or general weakness. True dizziness is a lightheadedness or a sensation that you are about to faint. True vertigo requires the sensation of movement. Any dizziness or vertigo symptom needs prompt professional medical advice.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Vertigo:
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Symptoms related to Vertigo: dizziness (76), balance difficulty (75), weakness (227), fainting (91)
Vertigo type of: Balance symptoms (75)
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Possible causes of symptom: Vertigo: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Vertigo as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.
- Balance disorders
- Certain ear conditions
- Conditions affecting the ear indirectly:
- Alcohol overdose
- Certain brain conditions
- Motion sickness
- Herpes zoster
- Vertiginous epilepsy
- Certain drugs
- See also causes of symptoms vertigo or dizziness
Medications or substances causing Vertigo: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Vertigo as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
- Certain ototoxic drugs
Conditions listing symptoms: Vertigo: The following list of conditions have 'Vertigo' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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