Our ears are an integral part of our body that often gets taken for granted. Not many people know that your ears play a big role in your balance. Occasional dizziness is very common in adults, but it may surprise you to learn that vertigo, a related but more serious condition can make you feel like the room is spinning as you stand still.
Vertigo is categorized largely by its main symptom, dizziness. Some people with vertigo experienced such severe dizziness that they cannot stand up without fear of falling because the room they are in appears to be spinning. These symptoms can range from just being a nuisance to seriously impairing one’s quality of life. While dizziness can make you feel momentarily unbalanced, and ranges in severity from merely annoying to seriously debilitating, vertigo may be a major symptom of a balance disorder which can also cause nausea and vomiting.
Some types of vertigo will disappear without treatment, and even where the type of vertigo has a simple and effective treatment, patients may prefer to take the watchful waiting route. If you suffer from balance problems or have concerns about your ears and would like to speak one an experienced hearing care professional, contact us today!