1. What are the different treatment options for vertigo?
Vertigo is caused mainly due to complications in the lower ear, however, treatment of vertigo needs to be decided by identifying the exact cause. A few treatment options include physical therapy of the inner ear, specific head and body movements suggested to facilitate calcium ion movement in the inner ear so that the calcium can be absorbed by the body, and the use of medicines and surgery.
2. What specialist will I visit for vertigo treatment?
A specialist for the treatment of vertigo should be chosen after the general practitioner identifies the exact cause. If it is caused due to problem in signalling between the brain and the inner ear, then a neurologist or ENT (ear, nose, throat) specialist is also referred to as an audiovestibular physician.
3. Can I use OTC drugs for vertigo treatment?
Over the counter drugs like meclizine, which has various brand names can be used to reduce the symptoms like nausea, vomiting and motion sickness during vertigo.
4. Can walking help in treating vertigo?
Walking to a great extent can help in the treatment of vertigo. Walking builds up proper balance in the body. Thus walking and walking exercise to quite an extent help in treating vertigo.
5. Is vertigo curable?
Vertigo can be totally cured with various physical therapies, medicines, and surgeries if the exact cause of vertigo is diagnosed in time and the treatment begins without any delay.