Are you suffering from vertigo?3 min read . Updated: 31 Oct 2016, 05:01 PM IST
There are two types of vertigoperipheral and central. Peripheral vertigo is caused by an imbalance in the inner ear. Central vertigo happens due to disease or an injury to the brain
On 3 October, Sankalp Saxena, 31, was out shopping with his family in Jaipur when he felt his head spinning. He felt nauseous and was sweating profusely. It was so severe that he could not walk without support. He returned home, hoping rest would cure it. But it worsened. The next day he was admitted to a hospital, where he underwent a battery of tests. Everything was okay. Then, a neurosurgeon advised an MRI. When that turned out to be clear, he was referred to an ENT specialist who diagnosed vestibular neuritis, a type of vertigo that is caused by a virus infection. Saxena was prescribed medicines and asked to do some specialized exercises at home. He is fine now.