What Are Conventional Medical Treatments For Vertigo?
The treatment depends on the cause of the vertigo. It is generally best to treat the underlying cause. Sometimes, it goes away without the need for treatment as the body adapts to changes in the inner ear.
Sometimes, a type of physical therapy called vestibular rehabilitation is useful. Canalith repositioning maneuvers like the Epley Maneuver, The Semont Maneuver or the Half Somersault or Foster Maneuver can be useful for BPPV, as the movements can help move the calcium deposits. Your doctor may be able to show you how to do them. Sometimes medications are prescribed to help with any nausea associated with the vertigo. For vertigo caused by infection or inflammation, antibiotics or steroids are often prescribed. For vertigo caused by Meniere's disease, sometimes diuretics are prescribed to reduce pressure from fluid buildup. As with all medications, there are often side effects. When the vertigo is caused by a medication, changing medications can help. Sometimes, surgery is required.
What Are Alternative Treatments For Vertigo?
Some believe that vertigo is associated with high blood sugar and high cholesterol levels, so reducing sugar and cholesterol in the diet as appropriate may help. Others say drinking more water, taking Gingko biloba, Valerian, DHEA supplements, homeopathic remedies or Chinese herbs can help. Of course, essential oils may help. See the Useful Essential Oils tab for more information.