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What is vertigo?
Vertigo is a symptom, rather than an illness itself. It’s the feeling that you, or the setting around you, is moving or spinning. This feeling may be hardly noticeable, or it may be so severe that you find it hard to keep your balance and do everyday tasks. Attacks of vertigo can advance suddenly and last for a few seconds, or they may last much longer. If you have severe vertigo, your symptoms may be constant and last for several days, making normal life very tough.
Other symptoms associated with vertigo:
- loss of balance – which can make it tough to stand or walk
- feeling sick or being sick
- Seeking medical assistance
What causes vertigo?
It is generally caused by a problem with the way balance works in the inner ear, although it can also be…