Vertigo is a sensation of everything moving even when you're standing perfectly still. People with vertigo feel dizzy, as though they are swaying, turning, or spinning. Vertigo can cause an individual to lose their balance. The symptom is often the result of problems with the vestibular system. The inner ear, visual system, and brain are responsible for balance and eye movements. The most common vertigo disorder is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, which is caused by tiny calcium particles that become loose in the inner ear.
A telling sign of vertigo is a sense that the world around is spinning. It may feel like everything is tilted. Distorted balance makes it difficult to walk or even stand. A feeling of imbalance creates the sensation of being pulled in a particular direction. Stumbling, poor coordination, and trouble maintaining a straight posture are also symptoms.
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