Feeling dizzy and unbalanced are common symptoms of vertigo. The body and brain maintain balance through a complex system that is connected to the inner ear – often causes of vertigo are found within the inner ear. If you are experiencing vertigo, it may be due to an inner ear or related condition. At Julie Zweig, MD Integrative Sleep & ENT, we can provide diagnosis and treatment for vertigo at our facility in Alpharetta, GA.
Symptoms of Vertigo
Vertigo is a secondary response to another condition that impacts the balance system within the brain or body. However, there are symptoms that can identify vertigo and help determine the cause of this sensation. Some of the symptoms you may experience if you have vertigo include:
- A tipping or spinning feeling
- Dizziness when you stand up or turn your head suddenly
- Headaches and head pressure
- Tinnitus or ringing in the ear
Vertigo can last for a few moments or hours. For many people with vertigo, the sensation comes and goes. It may be associated with certain activities or lifestyle choices.
Causes of Vertigo
There are many possible causes of vertigo, some that are associated with the ears, nose or throat, which is why an ENT specialist can help with diagnosis. Since the inner ear is connected to balance, it is important to ensure there is not an inner ear condition causing vertigo symptoms. Possible causes of vertigo can include:
- Middle ear infection
- Medication side effects
- Cardiovascular or vestibular disorders
- Meniere’s disease – changes in ear pressure
- Migraine headaches
- Diabetes or blood sugar disorders
- Brain and nervous system disorders
Dr. Zweig is a highly experienced ENT specialist who also utilizes holistic, integrative and functional medicine techniques for diagnosing and treating vertigo. She understands that vertigo can be linked to other health conditions and provides treatment for the whole patient, not just the symptoms related to the ear, nose and throat. Her goal is to find the source of the vertigo and provide effective treatment for overall wellness and relief from the symptoms.
If you have vertigo symptoms, it is important to determine the cause of your symptoms. Contact our team at Julie Zweig, MD Integrative Sleep & ENT to schedule a vertigo exam and consultation at our facility in Alpharetta, GA.