Vertigo is not the same as occasional bouts of dizziness or lightheadedness that most experience from time to time. Vertigo is usually a sign or symptom of something else, such as a drug intolerance, high blood pressure, anemia, brain tumors, viral infection, fever, nutritional deficiencies, ear infection or changes in atmospheric pressure. Vertigo can be chronic, senile, juvenile, positional or sudden-onset.
Symptoms May Include:
- Sensation of dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness resulting from an impaired sense of balance
- Feeling of falling / sinking
- Feeling that the room, the objects in it or oneself is spinning around
- Weight loss
- Hearing loss