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Vertigo (cont.)

Vertigo Treatment

There are a variety of treatments for vertigo including self-care remedies, medications, and physical therapy maneuvers.

Vertigo Home Remedies

Home therapy should only be undertaken if you have already been diagnosed with vertigo and are under the supervision of a doctor.

If your doctor approves, there are some natural home remedies that may help relieve the symptoms of your vertigo. Scientifc evidence supporting some remedies is often lacking.

  • A modified Epley maneuver is a type of physical therapy often prescribed that involves head and body movements done while sitting on a bed. Traditionally, it is performed in a doctor or physical therapist's office, but it may also be prescribed to do at home. Once a patient has received proper instruction, this maneuver can resolve symptoms within a week for many patients.
  • Vitamin D supplementation may be beneficial for patients diagnosed with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Your doctor can check to see if you have a vitamin D deficiency.
  • Herbal remedies such as ginger root, ginkgo biloba, and coriander may help reduce vertigo symptoms in some people.
  • Acupuncture may be helpful in resolving symptoms of some types of vertigo.
  • Avoid substances that can affect circulation, including caffeine, tobacco, or alcohol.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/2/2015

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