Vertigo Treatment

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Vertigo Treatment Treatment for vertigo will depend on its underlying cause. BPPV often responds to head-positioning exercises, called the Epley manoeuvre, to move the debris to a less sensitive part of the inner ear. Drug treatments for BPPV are less successful. Meniere’s disease is often treated with:- Antihistamines considered antiemetics such as meclozine and dimenhydrinate Antiemetic drugs such as trimethobenzamide. Antivertigo/antianxiety drugs such as betahistine and diazepam. Herbal remedies such as ginger root Viral infections which cause acute labyrinthitis usually resolve spontaneously but patients may be
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Unformatted text preview: prescribed antiemetics to help relieve symptoms of nausea and vomiting. Other causes of vertigo will need appropriate treatment. Prognosis Vertigo, from whatever cause, usually either improves spontaneously over a variable period of time or is controlled with treatment. About 70% of patients suffering with Meniere’s disease have a sustained period of remission. Prevention Vertigo isn’t a preventable condition but good medication adherence may reduce or prevent the symptoms of vertigo....
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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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