Vertigo, or moments of sudden dizziness, are startling in the extreme. And if you haven’t been drinking recently, it might be even more difficult to follow the episodes. Read on to find out what vertigo is, what causes it, how to cure it, and when it can be an indication of something more severe.
Jared Braunstein, D.O., a board-certified internist from Medical Offices of Manhattan and contributor to LabFinder.com, described the symptoms of vertigo as “the sensation of movement or of surrounding objects moving when they are not.” According to one study, “patients often feel as if the room is spinning.” Vertigo is quite frequent; over 40% of individuals in the United States will suffer from it at some point in their lives, despite physicians’ limited knowledge of the condition. Read the article.