Maureen was a high diver until the day she experienced the dizziness of vertigo on the platform. While looking down at the pool, she noticed an uneasy spinning feeling and stepped back, sick with vertigo. After a week of rest, she faced the pool again from the platform, but the imbalanced and vertiginous feeling returned, sending her almost reeling into the pool. Her doctor diagnosed her with vertigo or unsteadiness, and recommended she retire from diving.
Quiz: What is an example of vertigo?
- Feeling unstable and like you might fall when you are on the roof of a building.
- Feeling confused and disoriented when you wake up some place other than your bedroom.
- Feeling lightheaded after you have been out in the hot sun all day.