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Unformatted text preview: Vertigo Vertigo is a spinning, whirling or dizzy sensation experienced when stationary. Symptoms Vertigo is a sensation of spinning while stationary. It is commonly associated with vomiting or nausea, unsteadiness, and excessive perspiration. Recurrent episodes in those with vertigo are common and they frequently impair the quality of life. Blurred vision, difficulty speaking, a lowered level of consciousness, and hearing loss may also occur. Central nervous system disorders may lead to permanent symptoms. Vertigo often begins suddenly and can be precipitated by head movements. The condition may last for a few seconds, or for minutes, hours or days. Causes For an individual to maintain their balance correctly, the following mechanisms must be functioning normally:- • The areas of the brain that co-ordinates information from the eyes, ears and proprioceptive nerve fibres about position • The inner ear and vestibular nerves The inner ear contains the organs of balance, known as the vestibular apparatus. The apparatus consists The inner ear contains the organs of balance, known as the vestibular apparatus....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANT ANT2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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