Vertigo and tinnitus, mostly the causes of which cannot be found, are benign diseases but make the patient’s life miserable.
Now, learn different types of this diseases in 8 stages in this gallery and identify what you might have been going through.
1 – What is Vertigo? What Are the Symptoms?
What is vertigo?
- Vertigo is feeling the world spin as a result of spatial disorientation.
- Nausea, vomiting and ringing in the ears may accompany the problem.
- Sudden movements trigger it.
- Keeping the head still helps.
- It comes in attacks and may last for a couple days or weeks.
2 – What Triggers Vertigo?
Vertigo is triggered with sudden movements. Especially in the morning, abruptly getting out of the bed triggers vertigo and the world begins spinning.
Likewise, turning your head too fast or standing up cause the same result. In severe cases, even eye movements can trigger your vertigo.
3 – Benign Positional Vertigo
In most cases, headaches do not result from a serious condition. Most common version of vertigo is benign positional vertigo.
- Periods between vertigo attacks may even be as long as months or years.
- Although the attacks affect life severely, they do not leave any mark on the body.
- Patient is healthy between attacks.
- You may experience dizziness, nausea and vomiting.
- Tinnitus may accompany the attacks.
- No hearing loss is observed.
4 – What is Meniere’s Disease?
Meniere’s is a malign version of vertigo. It does not respond to any treatment and keeps progressing.
What are the symptoms?
- An edema forms and excessive fluid accumulates in inner ear. This condition keeps progressing over the years.
- The attacks are severe.
- Hearing loss gets severe as well.
- A diet and restricting salt intake are suggested but neither of them is effective.
- It can be treated with Gokmen Approach.
5 – What is Vertiginous Migraine?
Vertiginous migraine is the combination of vertigo and headache. Vertigo appears as the aura of the migraine.
- When the headache gets severe, vertigo may stay or go away.
- Sometimes vertigo attacks return and patient may experience headache occasionally.
- Approaching migraine and vertigo as they were two different problems is a mistake.
- Vincent van Gogh is the most popular vertiginous migraine patient in history.
- It can be treated by treating the tooth-jaw complex.
6 – What is Tinnitus?
- Noises like buzzing, humming, throbbing, clinking etc. in the ears.
- Patients may hear them in just one or both ears or even in whole head.
- The more silent the environment is, the louder the ringing gets.
- In elderly people, it comes with hearing loss.
- In teenagers and young adults, the cause is most probably wisdom teeth.
- In some cases it can be unbearable.
7 – What Triggers Tinnitus?
Tinnitus may occur without an apparent reason. When following conditions are present attacks may become frequent:
- Stressful times,
- Being exposed to loud noises (acoustic trauma), gun firings, loud music,
- Some orthodontic treatments, traumatic tooth pullings,
- Some antibiotics (like ototoxic tuberculosis drugs) or intense drug treatments.
8 – Sudden Hearing Loss
Sudden hearing loss is a severe condition occurring in one ear abruptly. A pain and tinnitus in the affected ear may accompany the problem. If it is treated soon enough, the damage can mostly be recovered.
In most cases hearing loss becomes permanent on some level. This is a condition requiring emergent treatment.