Any signs and symptoms of vertigo warrant an evaluation by a doctor. The majority of cases of vertigo are harmless. Although vertigo can be debilitating, most causes are easily treated with prescription
medication. Have a doctor check any new signs and symptoms of vertigo to rule out potentially serious or life-threatening causes.
Certain signs and symptoms of vertigo may require evaluation in a hospital's emergency department:
Home therapy should only be undertaken if you have already been diagnosed with vertigo and are under the supervision of a doctor.
Anyone with a new diagnosis of vertigo should follow-up with his or her doctor or be referred directly to a neurologist or ENT specialist.
People whose balance is affected by vertigo should take precautions to prevent injuries from falls.
Those with risk factors for stroke should control their
high blood pressure and high cholesterol and stop
Patient's with Meniere's disease should limit salt in their
The prognosis depends on the source of the vertigo.
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