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Top 10 Causes of Vertigo

Vertigo is a feeling of spinning dizziness as though the surrounding environment or space is spinning around you. This condition may happen when you look down from great heights. However, most cases occur due to an underlying problem in your brain or inner ear. It is actually not a disease but a sign. Many different conditions could trigger vertigo. Below are the top 10 causes that you need to know.

Meniere’s Disease

Meniere’s disease is a condition that causes fluid to build up in the inner ear. As a result, vertigo occurs and makes you experience hearing loss and ringing in the ears. This disease is more prevalent in those from 40 to 60 years old. It is still unclear what causes Meniere’s disease. Some scientists believe that possible triggers include an autoimmune reaction, a viral infection, or constriction of a blood vessel. There might be a genetic element that runs in the family as well. [1]


Another possible cause of vertigo is labyrinthitis. This disorder may cause the inner ear to become inflamed. There are two vestibular nerves in this area, which are responsible for sending information to the brain for balance control and spatial navigation. When labyrinthitis occurs, it affects how the brain deals with sounds, positions, and head motion. In addition to vertigo, there are also other symptoms, such as vision changes, ear pain, headaches, tinnitus, or hearing loss. Viruses and infections are the main causes of this condition. Fortunately, many treatment options are available to help alleviate the symptoms. [2]