The spinning sensation and dizziness you get from vertigo can limit your activities and make you feel sick. Depending on the cause, though, some simple maneuvers you can do at home might bring relief.
The most common type is BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo), and it's also the easiest to treat. BPPV happens when small crystals of calcium get loose in your inner ear. You may feel it when you're getting in or out of bed, or tilting your head up. People over 60 are more likely to get this form.
A diagnosis of Huntington's disease may come as quite a shock. There's a lot to take in.
But tapping into a support system, such as a social worker, therapist, or support group, can make the journey a bit less daunting. With the help of a health care team, people with Huntington's can live independently for many years.