Patients with true vertigo have described it as a sensation of "the room spinning," "the ground rising and falling," "things moving," "being seasick," and even like being on a merry-go-round. Nausea, vomiting, and sweating are common, and hearing loss and tinnitus (a buzzing in the ear) may be present. It has a number of causes. Check out the slide show below to learn about some of the most common ones.
(First published in the June 2001 issue of Good Housekeeping Philippines, Health Check section as "Spin Patient;" adapted for use in Female Network; photo by lukasbenc via Flickr Creative Commons)