A sudden feeling of the world spinning around you, leaving you dizzy and disoriented? Maybe it hits you when you stand up too quickly or turn your head too fast. Vertigo, a common yet unsettling sensation, can disrupt your daily life and make even simple tasks feel daunting. But fear not! Swasthya Ayurveda is here to guide you through the labyrinth of vertigo with our holistic approach to vertigo.  

Vertigo is not a condition in itself but rather a symptom of an underlying issue. It is characterized by a false sense of motion or spinning, often accompanied by nausea, sweating, and difficulty maintaining balance. Unlike general dizziness, vertigo is usually a result of problems in the inner ear or the brain’s vestibular system, which controls balance and spatial orientation. 


Vertigo, though it may feel like a single overwhelming sensation, can actually stem from different sources within the body. Understanding the various types of vertigo can help pinpoint the underlying cause and guide treatment decisions.  


    Peripheral vertigo arises from problems within the peripheral vestibular system, primarily located in the inner ear. This type of vertigo accounts for the majority of cases and is often associated with specific conditions, including :  

    2. Benign Paroxysmal positional vertigo: BPPV is one of the most common forms of vertigo, characterized by brief episodes of dizziness triggered by changes in head position.  

    3. Vestibular Neuritis: Vestibular neuritis results from inflammation of the vestibular nerve, typically due to a viral infection. This inflammation disrupts the transmission of signals between the inner ear and the brain, causing sudden episodes of severe vertigo, often accompanied by nausea and imbalance.  

        4. Meniere’s Disease: This is a chronic inner ear disorder characterized by episodes of vertigo, fluctuating hearing loss, tinnitus, and a sensation of fullness in the affected ear.  

          5. CENTRAL VERTIGO 

            Central vertigo, in contrast, originated from issues within the central nervous system, particularly the brainstem or cerebellum. While less common than peripheral vertigo, central vertigo can be more serious and may indicate an underlying neurological condition.  Examples of central vertigo include: 

            a. Migraine-associated vertigo: Migraine-associated vertigo, also known as vestibular migraine, is a type of vertigo that occurs in conjunction with migraine headaches. it is believed to result from abnormal processing of sensory information in the brain, leading to vertigo episodes, along with other migraine symptoms such as headache, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound.  

              b. Vestibular Migraine: Vestibular migraine is a subtype of migraine-associated vertigo characterized by recurrent vertigo attacks lasting minutes to hours, often accompanied by visual disturbances or aura. It’s thought to involve dysfunction in the vestibular pathways of the brain, leading to disturbances in balance and spatial orientation.  

                Identifying the type of vertigo is really important for proper diagnosis and treatment planning. while peripheral vertigo is managed with interventions targeting the inner ear, such as repositioning maneuvers or medications to alleviate symptoms, central vertigo may require more comprehensive evaluation and management by a neurologist or other specialist. Regardless of the type, understanding the underlying mechanisms of vertigo can empower individuals to seek appropriate care and regain control over their balance and well-being.  

                 FACTORS OF VERTIGO:  

                1. Inner ear disorders like inflammation or infection. 
                1. Head injuries or trauma affecting the vestibular system. 
                1. Medications that affect balance or inner ear function. 
                1. Migraines or other neurological conditions. 
                1. Anxiety, stress, or emotional disturbances.  

                SYMPTOMS OF VERTIGO  

                1. A sensation of spinning or whirling. 
                1. loss of balance or coordination. 
                1. Nausea, vomiting, or seating. 
                1. Headache or ringing in the ears. 
                1. Blurred vision or nystagmus (involuntary eye moments)  


                • Triphala choornam: A blend of three fruits known for their rejuvenating properties, Triphala helps improve your digestion, which is important for overall health and balance
                • Ashwagandha: This herb helps to reduce stress and anxiety, two common triggers for vertigo episodes. It also strengthens the nervous system and improves cognitive function.
                • Ginger: A powerful anti-inflammatory and digestive aid, ginger can relieve nausea and dizziness associated with vertigo. Consuming ginger tea or fresh ginger slices may provide immediate relief during vertigo attacks.   


                • Nasya therapy: Medicated oils or herbal preparations are given through your nasal passages to cleanse and rejuvenate the head and neck region.
                • Panchakarma detoxification: A comprehensive cleaning regimen that eliminates toxins from the body, helping alleviate vertigo symptoms and prevent recurrence.  
                • Dietary and lifestyle modifications: Adopting a balanced diet, practicing stress-reducing techniques like yoga and meditation, and also if you include gentle exercises can support the long-term management of vertigo.  

                Vertigo may make you feel like you are navigating through a dizzying maze, but with the Ayurvedic approach, finding your balance is within reach. At Swasthya Ayurveda, we are committed to guiding you on your journey to wellness and helping you reclaim control over your health. Don’t let vertigo hold you back- take the first step towards a brighter, steadier future today! 

                Say goodbye to vertigo and hello to a life filled with harmony and well-being! Contact Swasthya Ayurveda to schedule a consultation with the best vertigo treatment in Dubai and get ready to be on your path to balance and vitality.