Have you ever felt like your room was spinning when you looked up? That’s a hallmark sign of vertigo. Nearly 40% of adults will experience vertigo at some stage in their life. The condition becomes more common as people age. Stress can have a variety of causes. The truth is that tension can cause dizziness without you even realizing it. Luckily, it’s one of the easiest to fix — no prescription required.
Most common causes of vertigo
Vertigo refers to dizziness that makes it feel like you’re spinning or that the world is spinning around you. “You might have experienced a sensation mimicking vertigo as a child after spinning around in circles or going on a rollercoaster,” says Megan Boysen Osborn, MD, professor of clinical emergency medicine at UC Irvine.
Vertigo is classified into two main types: peripheral vertigo and central vertigo. This occurs when there’s a problem with the vestibular system inside your inner ear that helps you maintain balance. Your vestibular system does this thanks to two otolith organs (which are like a speedometer that tells your brain if you’re moving straight or stopping) and…