Vertigo is characterised by a feeling of rotation, rocking, or the world spinning even though the person experiencing it is standing perfectly still. When there is a problem with the inner ear, the brain, or the sensory nerve pathway, it can cause this condition.
Vertigo, also known as dizziness, can affect people of any age, but those over the age of 65 are more likely to experience it.
Vertigo can be a short-term or chronic condition. Persistent vertigo has been linked to mental health issues. Vertigo can impair a person’s ability to function normally in day-to-day life, which can put them at risk for mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. Dizziness can also be caused by a mental health condition.