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Vertigo: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Causes

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However, don’t confuse vertigo with being a little dizzy or light-headed. According to MedlinePlus, “people with vertigo feel as though they are actually spinning or moving, or that the world is spinning around them.” The condition vertigo comes in two types –- one is associated with the brain and the other is associated with problems in the inner ear.

The inner ear has an area that takes care of balance, and if that is negatively affected, then peripheral vertigo can happen, according to MedlinePlus. Peripheral vertigo can also occur if the vestibular nerve is damaged. If the brainstem or cerebellum are injured, then central vertigo can occur.

Different injuries or other health conditions to these parts of the body that are affected can then lead to vertigo. For example, inflammation of the vestibular nerve can lead to vertigo, or migraines and seizures could lead to vertigo.


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