Suggest treatment for vertigo

Posted on Tue, 13 Dec 2016 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: what is the best cure for vertigo?? and what should I avoid? in diet
Answered by Dr. Rudina Balliu 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
The best treatment for vertigo is according to the main cause of it.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear ! I have gone through your questions and I understand your concern .
To start a efficient treatment against vertigo it's Important to know why this happen. The treatment consist of : symptomatic medication and against the main cause of vertigo.

To do a good diagnosis of it it's necessary to do some neurological examinations to find out of its Peripheral Vertigo( problems from the inner ear or nerve) or Central ( from the brain).
Usually in your age without any trauma or any other symptoms , I would think about a Bening positional paroxysmal vertigo or Vertigo caused by Migrane or any medication ( since you did not write any I will exclude for the moment like a possible cause ).The first one we treat by doing a manoeuvre that it's called EPLEY -only a doctor can do that and can show you proper instruction how to do it by yourself.The second one treat migraine .

I will write here the symptomatic treatment :
Anti H1 receptor group of drugs
-Dimenhydramine ( you can discuss with your treating doctor about the dosage and duration.)
or Difenhydramine (Benadryl)or
or Benzodiazepine such as Diazepam,Lorazepam (less preferable from the patient cause of the side effect).
Lifestyle changes :
-Avoid salt in diet
Reduce sugar
- sleep with the head elevated on a few pillows
-Avoid caffeine , alcohol or
Dink plain fluid ( prevent your body from dehydration)
-reduce fatty food intake
-reduce food with thyramine ( eggs ,cheese, meat ,nuts ,seeds.

Hope I have answered your questions .If you have any other further questions I will be happy to help .
Take Care .
Dr Rudina

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