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How is vertigo treated?

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There are drugs and other treatments for both types. Finding out which one you've got -- and what's causing it -- can help you and your doctor decide how to manage it.

Keep in mind that vertigo is a symptom of a medical condition, not a disease by itself. Your doctor will try to figure out what's behind it.

From: Types of Vertigo WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Hearing Research Foundation: "Medical Treatment of Vertigo."

Vestibular Disorders Association: "Living with a Vestibular Disorder."

Gacek, R. , July 2013. ORL: Journal for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Hanley, K. October 2002. The British Journal of General Practice,

Labuguen, R. , Jan. 15, 2006. American Family Physician

Nguyen-Huynh, A. , October 2012. Otolaryngology Clinics of North America

Swartz, R. , March 2005. American Family Physician

Thompson, T. , Spring 2009. The Ochsner Journal

University of California, Irvine Medical School: "Vertigo."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

SOURCES:

American Hearing Research Foundation: "Medical Treatment of Vertigo."

Vestibular Disorders Association: "Living with a Vestibular Disorder."

Gacek, R. , July 2013. ORL: Journal for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery

Hanley, K. October 2002. The British Journal of General Practice,

Labuguen, R. , Jan. 15, 2006. American Family Physician

Nguyen-Huynh, A. , October 2012. Otolaryngology Clinics of North America

Swartz, R. , March 2005. American Family Physician

Thompson, T. , Spring 2009. The Ochsner Journal

University of California, Irvine Medical School: "Vertigo."

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 5, 2019

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