Vertigo is the feeling that you or your environment is moving or spinning. It differs from dizziness in that vertigo describes an illusion of movement. 1) When you feel as if you yourself are moving, it's called subjective vertigo, 2) And the perception that your surroundings are moving is called objective vertigo. http://www.emedicinehealth.com/vertigo/article_em.htm
A balance disorder is a disturbance that causes an individual to feel unsteady, for example when standing or walking. Balance is the result of several body systems working together: the visual system (eyes), vestibular system (ears) and proprioception (the body's sense of where it is in space). Degeneration of loss of function in any of these systems can lead to balance deficits. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balance_disorder
Vertigo and Meniere’s Disease
Vertigo refers to a type of dizziness, and Meniere's disease refers to aural vertigo, or recurrent vertigo that is accompanied by hearing loss and/or tinnitus. Meniere's disease usually occurs in "attacks" that last 3-24 hours and then gradually remit. The disease involves the inner ear; in those with persisting Meniere's disease, hearing loss gradually develops and there may be tinnitus which worsens in association with an attack. http://www.itmonline.org/arts/tinmen.htm
This site has audio explanations. You are encouraged to visit the sites for complete unedited content. Below are three of several probable causes of vertigo.
1. Vertigo may also be caused by inflammation within the inner ear (labyrinthitis or vestibular neuritis), which is characterized by the sudden onset of vertigo and may be associated with hearing loss. The most common cause of labyrinthitis is a viral or bacterial inner ear infection.
2. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common form of vertigo and is characterized by the sensation of motion initiated by sudden head movements or moving the head in a certain direction. This type of vertigo is rarely serious and can be treated.
3. Head trauma and neck injury may also result in vertigo, which usually goes away on its own. http://www.emedicinehealth.com/vertigo/article_em.htm
If true vertigo exists, symptoms include a sensation of disorientation or motion. In addition, the individual may also have any or all of these symptoms: nausea or vomiting, sweating, and/or abnormal eye movements. http://www.emedicinehealth.com/vertigo/article_em.htm
Commonly prescribed medications for vertigo: meclizine hydrochloride (Antivert), diphenhydramine (Benadryl), scopolamine transdermal patch (Transderm-Scop), promethazine hydrochloride (Phenergan), diazepam (Valium). http://www.emedicinehealth.com/vertigo/page8_em.htm
Tonic Herbs for Vertigo
Garlic balances all body systems and fortifies every organ. Garlic is the first herb on the list when any dangerous infection is present. For any infection, anywhere in the body, garlic can and should be taken internally; one of the most useful remedies for inflammation. Garlic is a very powerful antibacterial, antiviral, and anti pathogen substance. It is the heavy artillery when it comes to destroying any type of infection. http://www.all4naturalhealth.com/anti-inflammatory-herbs.html
Lemon being a citrus fruit fights against infection. It helps in production of white blood cells and antibodies in blood which attacks the invading microorganism and prevents infection. http://www.hyd-masti.com/2009/07/25-health-benefits-of-lemons-fight.html
Apple Cider Vinegar helps cures allergies, infections, acne, high cholesterol, flu, chronic fatigue, candida, acid reflux, sore throats, contact dermatitis, arthritis, and gout. http://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/acvinegar.html
Garlic is a scientifically proven panacea for the human body. For Good Health, Naturally, The TONIC Nutritional Garlic Supplement contains the power of garlic and no unpleasantness.
This is not medicine or medical advice. Nutritional supplements may react adversely with over-the-counter and prescription drugs. Consult your doctor for diagnoses and treatment of all health concerns.