What are the symptoms of vertigo?

What are the symptoms of vertigo?

Vertigo is a sensation of spinning or whirling, often described as feeling like you are off-balance or dizzy. It can be caused by various factors, including inner ear problems, head injuries, medications, and neurological conditions. Some common symptoms of vertigo include:

  1. Spinning or whirling sensation: You may feel like the room is spinning around you or that you are spinning or moving when you are actually still.
  2. Nausea or vomiting: Vertigo can cause a feeling of nausea and, in some cases, vomiting.
  3. Loss of balance or coordination: You may have trouble walking straight or maintaining balance.
  4. Sweating: You may sweat more than usual, especially during an episode of vertigo.
  5. Ringing in the ears: You may hear a ringing, buzzing, or other noise in your ears.
  6. Headache: Some people with vertigo experience headaches, which can range from mild to severe.
  7. Blurred vision: You may have blurred vision or difficulty focusing your eyes.


If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is important to see a doctor to determine the underlying cause of your vertigo and get appropriate treatment.

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