by Dr Vaid Ji on Oct 17, 2023
WHAT IS VERTIGO ?Vertigo is a type of dizziness characterized by a false sensation of spinning or movement, often accompanied by nausea and loss of balance. It is typically related to issues with the inner ear of vestibular system.
CAUSES OF VERTIGO:
Vertigo can have various causes, including:
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV): This is the most common cause and often occurs when tiny calcium particles in the inner ear become dislodged.
- Vestibular Neuritis or Labyrinthitis: Inflammation or infection of the inner ear can lead to sudden vertigo, often accompanied by hearing loss and tinnitus.
- Meniere's Disease: This chronic condition is associated with a buildup of fluid in the inner ear, leading to vertigo, hearing loss, and ringing in the ears.
- Migraine: Some people experience vestibular migraines, which include vertigo as a symptom.
- Medications: Certain drugs, especially those affecting the inner ear or central nervous system, can cause dizziness and vertigo.
- Head Injuries: Trauma to the head.
SYMPTOMS OF VERTIGO :
- Dizziness: A spinning or whirling sensation, as if you or your surroundings are moving when they are not.
- Nausea: Many people with vertigo experience nausea, which can sometimes lead to vomiting.
- Vomiting: Severe vertigo can induce vomiting.
- Unsteadiness: Difficulty maintaining balance, which can lead to stumbling or falling.
- Sweating: Increased perspiration is a common symptom during a vertigo episode.
- Abnormal Eye Movements (Nystagmus): Rapid, involuntary eye movements, often in response to the false sense of motion.
- Hearing Changes: In some cases, vertigo may be associated with hearing loss or changes in hearing.
- Headache: Migraine headache can sometimes accompany or trigger vertigo.
- Ringing in the Ears (Tinnitus): Some individuals experience a ringing or buzzing sound in the ears during a vertigo episode.
COMPLICATIONS OF VERTIGO :
Some potential complications and consequences of untreated or severe vertigo include:
- Injuries: The loss of balance and unsteadiness associated with vertigo can lead to falls and injuries, including fractures, sprains, and head trauma.
- Anxiety and Depression: Chronic or severe vertigo can contribute to anxiety and depression due to the distress and limitations it imposes on daily life.
- Social Isolation: Vertigo can lead to withdrawal from social activities and interactions, as individuals may fear experiencing an episode in public.
- Reduced Quality of Life: Persistent vertigo can significantly diminish your overall well-being, making it difficult to work, travel, or enjoy hobbies.
- Impaired Cognitive Function: Frequent or severe vertigo may lead to difficulties with memory, concentration and other cognitive functions.
- Fatigue: Coping with vertigo can be physically and mentally exhausting, leading to chronic fatigue.
- Missed Work or Reduced Productivity: Frequent vertigo episodes can lead to missed workdays and reduced work productivity.
DIAGNOSIS OF VERTIGO :
- Diagnosing the cause of vertigo typically involves a combination of medical history, physical examination, and sometimes specialized tests. Here are the steps involved in the diagnosis of vertigo :
- Medical History: Your healthcare provider will ask you questions about your symptoms, including the duration and frequency of vertigo episodes, any associated symptoms (such as nausea or hearing loss), and potential triggers.
- Physical Examination: The doctor will perform a physical examination, which may include checking your eye movements, balance, and coordination. They may also examine your ears.
- Dix-Hallpike Test: This is a common diagnostic test for benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). It involves specific head and body movements to trigger vertigo and nystagmus (involuntary eye movements).
- Vestibular Function Tests: These tests evaluate the function of your inner ear and vestibular system. They may include electronystagmography (ENG), videonystagmography (VNG), or rotary chair testing.
- Hearing Tests: Audiometry tests may be conducted to assess your hearing, as hearing loss can be related to certain causes of vertigo.
- Imaging: In some cases, imaging studies such as CT scans or MRI scans may be ordered to rule out structural issues like tumors or lesions that could be causing the vertigo.
- Blood Tests: Blood tests may be performed to check for conditions like Meniere's disease or infections that could be linked to vertigo.
- Other Specialized Tests: Depending on the suspected cause, additional tests may be necessary. For example, if a migraine is suspected, you might undergo a neurological evaluation.
AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF VERTIGO (BHRAMA)
Panchkarma treatment :
- Karnapooran – it is an ayurvedic treatment therapy in which medicated oil is administered in ear for a wide range of ear related problems. Karnapooran is recommended for the treatment of ear injuries and pain, headache and stress. It is also effective against dizziness, vertigo and nausea.
Several ayurvedic herbs and remedies are used for the treatment of vertigo :
- Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
- Gingko (Gingko biloba)
- Vacha (Acorus calamus)
- Guduchi kshaya (Tinospora cordifolia)
- Triphala (Amlaki, Bibhitaki, Haritaki)
- Sarpagandha (Rauwolfia serpentina)
CAC MANAGEMENT OF VERTIGO
VERTIGO CARE KIT
Chandigarh Ayurved Centre provides the best natural remedy for the treatment of vertigo . this kit contains five products . : Detox premium sachet , Rasayan vati, Triphala syrup, Mann Mitra tablet, Sheet dhara syrup. This treatment is free from any any side effects.
- Detox Premium Powder
These herbal sachets are prepared from ingredients such as Shankh bhasma, Sutshekhar ras, Parvalpishti, Shukta, Giloy, Kamdudha ras, Shvetparpati that gives calming effect on the stomach.
- Shankh bhasma: This ayurvedic bhasma is prepared from conch shell. The bhasma shows antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antacid, digestive stimulant properties. The problems like indigestion, heartburn, acid reflux, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, etc are easily treated with it.
- Sutshekhar ras: It is an ayurvedic preparation that maintains pitta dosha in the body. This ras provides effective results in abdominal pain, heartburn, nausea, fever, headache, epigastric tenderness, etc.
- Parval pishti: This pishti is prepared from coral calcium processed in rose water. It provides effective results in acidity, burning sensation, headache, etc.
- Shukta pishti: This pishti balances the pitta dosha in the body and removes all toxins from the body.
- Giloy satv: Giloy satv possesses antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, carminative, immunomodulator, etc properties. It eliminates the ama from body hence provide good results in acidity problem.
- Kamdudha ras: This ras reduces heat, burning sensation, epigastrium tenderness, irritability, heartburn, and acidity.
- Shwet parpati: It is also effective in acidity.
Recommended Dosage: Take one sachet twice daily.
- Sheet Dhara Syrup
This herbal syrup is prepared from ingredients such as ajwain satva, mushak karpoor, peppermint, etc that naturally relieve the symptoms like bloating, blenching, nausea, vomiting, feeling of discomfort, etc. The regular use of this herbal syrup neutralizes the high acid content, reduces abdominal pain, & cramps.
Recommended dosage: Take half teaspoonful of this syrup in half a cup of water. Drink this mixture twice daily on an empty stomach.
- Mann Mitra Tablet:
CAC Mann Mitra tablet is herbal and purely ayurvedic medicine. It is used in Ayurvedic treatment for psychiatric conditions and help to balance all the three doshas of body i.e vata, pitta, kapha. CAC Mann Mitra tablet improves intelligence and speech problems. It is helpful for making the nervous system strong and nerves as well. It contains various herbs like Bala, Vacha, Shankhpushpi, Nagkeshar etc that help you fight insomnia, anxiety, and stress. It works as a antioxidant, anti depressant, immuno booster, anti epileptic and as neuro protective drug.
Recommended Dosage: Take one tablet twice daily.
- Triphala Syrup:
Triphala syrup is a pure herbal formula that contains ingredients such as Amalaki (Emblica officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula), & Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica). These ingredients in combination show antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, & immuno-modulator properties. It is beneficial for dealing with the signs & symptoms related to azoospermia patients.
Recommended dosage: Take 2 teaspoonful twice daily.
- Rasayan Vati:
CAC Rasayan vati is herbo-mineral ayurvedic formulation, which is 100% natural. Rasayan vati contains various herbs such as Aswagandha, Shilajeet, Amla, Kesar, Musali, Shatavar, Brahmi , Swarn Makshik Bhasam, Yashad Bhasam, Mukta pisti, Praval pisti, Jaiphal, Vang Bhasam, Dalchini, Javitri, Gokhru, Kaunch Beej, Saunth, Mirch, Pipli, Amla, Kesar, Manjith, Anant Mool, Brahmi, Musali, Swarn Vang, etc. These ingredients show antioxidant, aphrodisiac, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, analgesic, immuno-modulator properties. These tablets provide good results in General debility, Psychological disorders, and improves immunity.
Recommended Dosage – Take 1 tablet twice daily.