If you experience vertigo, you’re not alone. In fact, vertigo happens at least once to nearly 40% of adults in the United States. Note that vertigo isn’t an illness but rather a symptom of many different conditions. As a result, you may experience vertigo long-term or only temporarily.
Luckily, you can alleviate symptoms of vertigo through various home remedies, including home IV therapies from Mobile IV Medics. Keep reading to learn more about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of vertigo.
What Is Vertigo?
If you experience a sensation of constant dizziness, you may have vertigo. A person experiencing the symptoms of vertigo will feel as though the room is spinning around them. While some people think the symptoms of vertigo is an ailment, it’s because central vertigo is actually a symptom of a more significant issue.
Conditions that cause vertigo have to do with an imbalance in the inner ear or a problem with the central nervous system:
- Labyrinthitis: Labyrinthitis causes vertigo when inflammation happens in the inner ear labyrinth, affecting the vestibulocochlear nerve.
- Vestibular neuritis: Vestibular neuritis happens when the vestibular neuritis becomes inflamed.
- Ménière’s disease: This disease causes a buildup of fluid in the ear, and mainly occurs in people between ages 40 and 60.
- Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV): This disease happens when the calcium crystals in an individual’s ear become dislodged and fall into the semicircular canal. These crystals touch sensory hair cells, which causes the brain to receive inaccurate information about a person’s position, thus causing vertigo.
Other causes of vertigo may include:
- Migraine headaches
- Head injuries
- Ear surgery
- Inner ear infection
- Shingles in or around the ear
- Multiple sclerosis
- Acoustic neuroma, or a benign mass that emerges on the vestibulocochlear nerve near the inner ear
- Cerebellar or brainstem disease
- Perilymphatic fistula, or when inner ear fluid drips into the middle ear because of tears in either of the membranes in the middle and inner ear
- Prolonged bed rest
However, even though vertigo is a symptom, it can lead to other symptoms, as well. The often severe dizziness vertigo causes can lead to its own set of side effects, such as:
- Balance problems
- Motion sickness
- Tinnitus, or ringing in the ear
- Vomiting\Spinning sensation
- A feeling of fullness in the ear
- Nystagmus, or eyes that move uncontrollably side to side
Often, vertigo will go away on its own, but a person will need treatment in some cases. This treatment is related to the condition causing vertigo.
For example, a doctor will prescribe a person with shingles antiviral drugs, which will ultimately prevent them from experiencing vertigo as it works to manage the overarching condition. Therefore, finding the root cause of vertigo is the key to getting the proper treatment. Everything from a severe headache, head injury such as a (TBI) traumatic brain injury, balance disorders, or other injuries or illnesses can cause severe to mild vertigo when symptoms occur.
Vertigo Home Remedies
Many home remedies can help reduce the effects of vertigo. If you’re experiencing severe vertigo now, you can try these for your other symptoms:
- Lying in a dark, quiet room
- Sitting down as soon as dizziness appears
- Take extra time to perform movements that trigger the effects of vertigo, like getting up, looking forward, and turning your head
- Squatting instead of bending over to pick something up
- Using a cane to walk
- Sleeping with two or more pillows to raise your head
- Turning the lights on at night to prevent falls
There are some herbal remedies that may improve or treat vertigo symptoms, too. Try incorporating the following into your diet, with guidance from your physician:
- Ginkgo biloba
- Ginger root
Additionally, you could try these four maneuvers you can do at home to reduce the effects of vertigo.
- Sit on the edge of your bed. Turn your head 45 degrees to the right with your head slightly raised.
- Quickly lie down on your left side. Stay there for 30 seconds.
- Quickly move to lie down on the opposite end of your bed. Keep your head at a 45-degree angle and lie for 30 seconds. Look at the floor.
- Return slowly to sitting and wait a few minutes.
- Reverse these moves for the right ear.
Complete these moves three times a day until you go 24 hours without a vertigo attack.
- Start in an upright, seated position on your bed.
- Tilt your head around a 45-degree angle away from the side, causing your vertigo. Move into the lying position on one side with your nose pointed up.
- Stay in this position for about 30 seconds or until your vertigo eases off, whichever is longer. Then, move back to the seated position.
- Repeat on the other side.
Do these movements three to five times in a session. Try completing three sessions a day for up to two weeks, or until the vertigo is gone for two days.
Half Somersault or Foster Maneuver
- Kneel and look up at the ceiling for a few seconds.
- Touch the floor with your head, tucking your chin, so your head goes toward your knees. Wait for any vertigo to stop, which may take about 30 seconds.
- Turn your head in the direction of your affected ear — if you feel dizzy on your left side, turn to face your left elbow. Wait 30 seconds.
- Raise your head, so it’s level with your back while you’re on all fours. Keep your head at that 45-degree angle. Wait 30 seconds.
- Raise your head, so it’s completely upright, but ensure it’s turned to the shoulder of the side you’re managing and slowly stand up.
Before trying any of these home remedies, it’s essential to consult your doctor to make sure these home remedies will benefit your condition.
IV Therapy for Vertigo
Sometimes, home remedies or specific head movements aren’t enough to help mitigate your vertigo. IV therapy can help you get back to feeling like yourself again. A Mobile IV Medics nausea IV drip package can tackle nausea and vomiting quickly. It includes anti-nausea medicine and fluids to have you feeling your best as quickly as possible. Plus, since Mobile IV Medics will send a nurse to you, you can get your IV drip treatment from the comfort of your own home!
We’re a mobile IV therapy provider that offers unique treatments brought directly to you. Our team of IV therapy experts can travel to your home, office, or hotel room to administer an IV treatment. We strive to provide safe, comfortable, and convenient service. At Mobile IV Medics, you can choose the IV drip that best fits your symptoms and unique needs.
IV therapy is one of the quickest and most effective methods of delivering vital nutrients to your body, alleviating many symptoms of vertigo. Each IV drip treatment contains a carefully chosen blend of high-quality vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants to relieve symptoms people may experience. It’s also possible to customize your IV vitamin bag for your specific health concerns.
Treating the Symptoms of Vertigo isn’t hard if you know where to look.