Vertigo is not a disease, but a symptom. It is characterized by a sensation that you or your environment are moving, spinning, falling or tilting even though there is no actual movement. Usually, vertigo is it accompanied by other symptoms like nausea, vomiting, loss of balance, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), temporary hearing loss or a feeling of fullness in the ear. Vertigo may be caused by a disturbance in the calcium particles called otoliths in the semicircular canals of the labyrinth of the inner ear. This form of vertigo is called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), and it is most common among older adults. Other conditions that can lead to vertigo include labyrinthitis (inflammation of the inner ear structure called labyrinth), Meniere’s disease (an inner ear disease), vestibular neuronitis (inflammation of the vestibular nerve due to a viral ear infection), head injury and migraines. Vertigo may also result from problems in the brain or nerves or a side effect of certain medications. Sometimes vertigo will improve on its own over a period of time, but it may require treatment by a specialist or even surgery in some cases. There are also many home remedies that may help get relief from vertigo. However, consult your doctor before trying these remedies.