Pandemic Stress Triggers Vertigo


President of the International Vestibular Association Prof. Dr. Nuri Özgirgin noted that the stress experienced during the pandemic process significantly increased the symptoms of vertigo. Speaking at the press conference held for April 15, World Vertigo Day, Prof. Dr. Özgirg disease that affects approximately 10% of the world population, also said that the 25 million people in Turkey vertigo. Stating that they observed a serious increase in vertigo cases during the pandemic process, Prof. Dr. Özgirgin said, "The biggest triggers of vertigo during this period are stress, busy working hours and insomnia."

Within the scope of World Vertigo Day, the information meeting "On the Way of Life in Vertigo" organized by the International Vestibular Association was held in Ankara, Association President Prof. Dr. It was held under the spokesmanship of Nuri Özgirgin.
Sharing important information about vertigo, which affects approximately 10% of the world population, Prof. Dr. Özgirg, 25 million people have pointed out that at least once faced with dizziness in Turkey. Noting that vertigo is not a disease but a symptom of a disease, Özgirgin stated that “dizziness may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting, sweating, tinnitus, hearing loss, ear fullness, fever, visual impairment, weakness, loss of strength and numbness”.

Stating that vertigo can be caused by epilepsy, meningitis, migraine, brain tumors, head trauma and psychological diseases, Prof. Dr. Özgirgin warned: "Factors such as pandemic stress, insomnia, long working hours cause a serious increase in vertigo cases."

The International Vestibular Association supported World Vertigo Day with the information meeting titled “Vertigoda is on the Way of Life”, organized with the unconditional contributions of Abbott. Before the World Vertigo Day, the information meeting held in Ankara was attended by the President of the International Vestibular Association Prof. Dr. Nuri Özgirgin spokesperson.

Speaking at the meeting, Prof. Dr. Ozgirgin, the last zamto the complaints of dizziness that increased in cases zaman zamHe noted that nausea, vomiting, sweating, tinnitus, hearing loss, a feeling of fullness in the ear, fever, visual impairment, weakness, loss of strength and numbness may accompany. Özgirgin noted that it is extremely important to correctly understand and treat the underlying disease in the treatment of vertigo.

prof. Dr. In his statement, Özgirgin said, “10% of the world's population and 25 million people in Turkey have experienced at least one attack of vertigo. Patients say that this dizziness can wake them up at night. Tinnitus and nausea may accompany vertigo. Since vertigo may also be a sign of nerve diseases, speech difficulties, headaches, and loss of consciousness may also be present. In this situation zamA doctor should be consulted without delay. In Meniere's disease, the dizziness does not last for a short time. In patients, dizziness is accompanied by complaints of nausea and vomiting. Hearing loss and tinnitus are other symptoms of the disease.

Noting that life can be carried on comfortably if vertigo is taken under control, Prof. Dr. Özgirgin noted that the most common cause of vertigo is problems related to the inner ear. Özgirgin stated that serious diseases such as epilepsy, meningitis, migraine and brain tumors may also cause vertigo, and similar problems may occur in childhood. Indicating that especially migraine-related dizziness has been better understood in recent years, Özgirgin said “BPPV, which is known as“ crystal play ”in folk language, is the most common peripheral vertigo type. "Many factors that are part of daily life can trigger this disease, such as fatigue, stress, insomnia," he said.

Noting that vertigo is not a disease but a symptom of other diseases, Prof. Dr. He stated that the free vertigo can be seen at any age, on the other hand, it is most common between the ages of 20-60 and more frequently in women. Stating that vertigo is a treatable symptom, it is critical for the success of the treatment to get support from a specialist physician and to continue without interrupting the treatment because the symptoms have passed. Dr. Nuri Özgirgin said, “Various methods are used to control vertigo. Vertigo is controlled with medication, various interventional (including surgery) methods and exercises. The main purpose of treatment is to find the disease that causes vertigo and to control this disease. However, some types of vertigo patients caffeine, smoking, alcohol, stress, salt consumption, etc. should keep the triggering factors away from their lives. " said.

Özgirgin, who shared that the stress and anxiety caused by Covid-19 triggers vertigo disease and increases its incidence, emphasized that increased working hours, insomnia, intense anxiety and stress with the pandemic cause a significant increase in vertigo cases.

Stating that dizziness may be seen in people whose blood pressure is not stable, Prof. Dr. Özgirgin “The viruses that cause the common cold can affect the inner ear and its neural connections with the brain. Infections that affect the inner ear caused by bacteria can also cause impairment in both balance and hearing functions. In fact, diseases affecting the nervous system such as Multiple Sclerosis, syphilis, and tumors cause the balance to deteriorate. The drugs used in the treatment of some diseases have a toxic effect on the inner ear and disrupt the balance system. Although these are rare causes, if you have dizziness, it is extremely important that you go to a CCB (Ear, Nose and Throat) specialist or neurologist immediately and do your examinations and apply the treatment given by the doctor without interruption in order to lead a calm and happy life with vertigo. said.

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