Vertigo is a sense of rotation, rocking, or the world spinning, experienced even when someone is perfectly still.It can happen when there is a problem with the inner ear, brain, or sensory nerve pathway.
Dizziness, or vertigo, can happen at any age, but it is common in people aged 65 years and over.
Vertigo can be temporary or long-term. Persistent vertigo has been linked to mental health issues. A psychiatric problem may cause the dizziness, or vertigo may affect a person’s ability to function in daily life, potentially leading to depression or anxiety.
- Balance problems and lightheadedness
- A sense of motion sickness
- Nausea and vomiting
- A feeling of fullness in the ear