For both business and personal reasons I travel a lot. I meet many interesting people while traveling. As I was always eager to speak to new people, i will someway start a conversation that had lead to many interesting information’s.
Many people tell me that either by traveling air or car makes their vertigo worse. Sometimes vertigo happens to be the common topic.
What does vertigo mean? It means spinning or whirling that is due to the disturbance in the balance of equilibrium. Vertigo is not considered as a disease, it’s a mere symptom. There are no certain conditions that cause vertigo and the cause is not always known.
Vertigo’s symptoms can include dizziness but not everyone with dizziness (lightheadedness) has vertigo. Vertigo is most often caused from a disorder in the peripheral vestibular system (inner ear structures). It can also be a result of a disorder in the central vestibular system (brainstem, cerebellum, vestibular nerve).
Many people link vertigo to fear of height due to the Alfred Hitchcock movie. This is linked because both the symptoms are similar dizziness and nausea. I have also noted that people who have a problem with height do not fear flying.
The impact of this kind of vertigo will for some minutes. The major cause of this vertigo is due to sudden head movements. BPPV is the most common form of vertigo among all the vertigos.
Nystagmus (shaking of the eye), nausea, vomiting and sweating are some of the symptoms. After some months the attack can either stop or increase. In some rare cases the attack will be for longer time. Your physician is the best person to advice you on vertigo, he may teach you some neck exercises to avoid vertigo.
Many people who suffer vertigo do not suffer from travel, but they suffer from the way they keep the position of their head. And this what triggers the symptoms.
Alcohol can induce temporary vertigo and should therefore be avoided if flying and especially if driving.
Although not as common, psychogenic vertigo is vertigo caused by a psychological disorder such as anxiety or panic disorder. If suffering from this disorder, traveling could initiate or make symptoms worse.
What most travelers suffer from is motion sickness. The motion of travel can affect the parts of the inner ear that help control balance. This happens most when traveling by boat but can by auto and plane travel.
Just like vertigo the symptoms are pretty quick. The symptoms include nausea, dizziness, headache, cold sweats, hyperventilation (which could lead to faintness) and usually vomiting.
No Smoking, no drinking, not reading while traveling and getting some fresh air will prevent motion sickness.
There are several drugs available to treat motion sickness, even over the counter; however, they all cause drowsiness and in children and infants can cause agitation.
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