Vertigo is a sensation of feeling off balance or dizziness that can be caused by an inner ear problem 1 , or a symptom of other conditions. 2 3 4 It can be triggered by specific changes in head position 3 , or by walking, standing up or moving. 5 Symptoms include a false sense of motion or spinning (vertigo) 2 5 , lightheadedness or feeling faint 2 5 , unsteadiness or a loss of balance 2 5 , and a feeling of floating, wooziness or heavy-headedness. 2 6 Risk factors include age 5 , a past episode of dizziness 5 , and certain medical conditions. 5 Complications include an increased risk of falling and injuring oneself. 5

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Summary Vertigo is a symptom, rather than a condition itself. It's the sensation that you, or the environment around you, is moving or spinning. This feeling may be barely noticeable, or it may be so severe that you find it difficult to keep your balance and do everyday tasks.
Vertigo causes & treatment - Illnesses & conditions | NHS inform

Summary Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of vertigo — the sudden sensation that you're spinning or that the inside of your head is spinning. BPPV causes brief episodes of mild to intense dizziness. It is usually triggered by specific changes in your head's position.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) - Mayo Clinic

Summary Vertigo is a sensation that the environment around you is spinning in circles. It can make you feel dizzy and off-balance. Vertigo isn’t a disease. Rather, it’s a symptom of varying conditions.
Vertigo: What Is It, Causes, Signs & Treatment - Cleveland Clinic

Summary Vertigo is dizziness that creates the false sense that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving. The condition can feel similar to motion sickness , but it’s not the same as lightheadedness.
Vertigo: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, and More - Healthline

Vertigo is a symptom of a range of conditions. It can happen when there is a problem with the inner ear, brain, or sensory nerve pathway. Dizziness, including vertigo , can…
Vertigo: Causes, symptoms, and treatments - Medical News Today

Vertigo is a condition in which a person has the sensation of movement or of surrounding objects moving when they are not. Often it feels like a spinning or swaying…
Vertigo - Wikipedia

Vertigo is the false sense that your surroundings are spinning or moving. With inner ear disorders, your brain receives signals from the inner ear that aren't consistent with what your…
Dizziness - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

If your doctor suspects your vertigo is caused by benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, he or she may do a simple head movement test called the Dix-Hallpike maneuver to verify the…
Dizziness - Diagnosis and treatment - Mayo Clinic

By Mayo Clinic Staff. The causes of dizziness are as varied as its symptoms. It can result from something as simple as motion sickness — the queasy feeling that you…
Dizziness Causes - Mayo Clinic