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If you've been on your share of amusement park rides, you probably know what vertigo is like -- the feeling that the world is spinning around you. But if you feel dizzy and didn't just step off a roller coaster, check with your doctor to see if you've got one of the two most common forms of vertigo: central and peripheral.

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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