Though Vertigo is only a symptom, it is
classified as a disease by itself and dealt with. It is one
of the most embarrassing symptom causing grave concern in
the mind of the patient.
It is true that vertigo can be an associating
symptom of many life threatening disease conditions, it is
most often idiopathic.
It is one of the conditions indiscriminately
treated by anti vertigo drugs both by General Practioners
and specialists alike. Vertigo requires a systematic work
up to pin point the pathology to be either vestibular, cervical
or of any other systemic origin. Starting from simple clinical
vestibular test like finger nose test to a CT scan of the
brain, the protocol involves a battery of tests.
Shortly, the questionnaire in history taking
in vertigo and the list of clinical and laboratory tests to
be done in vertigo will be made available on the net at www.vasuENT.com