Introduction: A Brief Overview of Vertigo
In order to gain an understanding of vertigo, it is important to first understand its definitions. Vertigo is a condition in which the sufferer feels that they or everything around them is spinning, whirling, or moving. It can also cause an illusory feeling of motion in what appears to be a stationary environment. The spin sensation can come from just turning one’s head.
Vertigo can be described in many ways. It can be caused by a displacement of the eyes such as looking down, up or to side and there is a disturbance of the oculomotor system. It can also be experienced if there is an imbalance between the eyes and visual form, or in combination with another sensory complaint such as hearing loss or paralysis. The severity of symptoms varies considerably among individuals. Vertigo is usually classified as either peripheral or central. Peripheral vertigo refers to any cause of vertigo that is not attributed to a central cause, such as a brain disorder. This would include disorders affecting the inner ear or its pathways to the brain, the vestibular system. Central causes would include lesions in the brain.
What is Vertigo?
Vertigo is caused by a disorder of the inner ear. During normal balance tests, a patient’s eyes are closed. When they are asked to stand on one leg and turn their head, the vestibular system will detect movement in space so as to keep the eyes level with the horizon and move the head accordingly. The vestibular system also tracks up and down movements of the head. This invisible movement is detected by the semicircular canals which are in each ear. Balance tests usually focus on the left and right sides of the head as these are where most movement occurs.
Vertigo depends on a number of things happening at once:
1) When you stand up, your brain and body has to keep track of your position in space accurately, and this requires an accurate functioning vestibular system. 2) When you turn your head, the semicircular canals have to work in tandem with the vestibular system. The canals are there to keep you stable even when you move, right? 3) If there is any imbalance in these systems (such as after a head injury or stroke), the link is broken and vertigo ensues.
Vertigo comes in different forms. When the vestibular system fails to send accurate information to the brain, the brain can’t keep track of your body in space. There are several forms of vertigo related to this, but there is a main one: Positional vertigo.
Treatments for Vertigo
When a patient is diagnosed with vertigo, their doctor will have to make the decision on which treatment to use. The first thing that the doctor will do is find out what is causing the dizziness. Some of the causes are inner ear infections, Meniere’s disease, migraines, vertigo linked to medication being taken and vestibular neuronitis. Once the doctor has isolated which issue is causing the patient’s vertigo, he can then assess the severity of it. Once that is done, he will ask the patient to try various treatments. The most common of these treatments are fluid from a head CT with contrast, medications and surgical procedures such as vestibular nerve sectioning. Depending on the severity of the vertigo, a combination of treatments will be used.
How to Diagnose Diabetic Vertigo
One risk of having diabetes is that the blood vessels surrounding the inner ear may become damaged. If a patient has diabetes, their doctor may notice some hearing loss and a decrease in balance. If they continue to lose hearing and balance, there is a chance that the problem is caused by the inner ear and not diabetes. In order to diagnose diabetes, the doctor will perform a hearing test and a test for vertigo or imbalance. They will also perform an eye examination to check for diabetes complications. There are several treatments that can help patients with diabetic vertigo but they require patience to begin working.
Diabetes is when there is an elevated blood sugar level in the body. This means that too much sugar is being produced in the liver and the pancreas does not release enough insulin. There are three forms of diabetes including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes.
Vertigo or dizziness is a condition where a person feels as if they are spinning or whirling while they stand still. It could also feel like they are tilting or moving sideways. This can happen for a few seconds or last for several minutes. When vertigo occurs, it is usually accompanied by imbalance and a feeling of nausea.
Key Topics for This Article : 1. What Are Diabetics Symptoms? 2. What Are Diabetes Signs And Symptoms? 3. How Does Diabetes Cause Dizziness & Drows
As you are probably aware by now, there are many different names for the two main conditions. These names can lead to confusion and a delayed diagnosis. If a patient is experiencing symptoms that seem to point toward one of these two conditions, the best thing they can do is contact their doctor and explain what they are experiencing. The sooner a patient is diagnosed the sooner they can get treatment and the quicker they will start feeling better.
The two types of diabetes that most people are familiar with are Type 1 and Type 2. While they are often used interchangeably to describe the same condition, they are in fact very different.
Although there is a lot of speculation about how exactly the two types develop, the general consensus is that both disorders start somewhere in the body’s pancreas and affect certain cells in a way that causes them to stop producing insulin or not produce enough insulin to manage your blood sugar levels properly.