Vertigo is a false sense of rotational motion or the impression that the objects move or rotate.
Often the vertigo may be accompanied by nausea and loss of balance. Vertigo may last only a few seconds or persist for hours to days.
If vertigo is accompanied with tinnitus (buzz in the ear) and progressive loss of hearing, the condition is called Meniere's disease. Someone with Meniere's disease may experience multiple episodes of illness over the years, with remissions (periods of normal) between each episode. It is important to consult a doctor to identify what causes vertigo, to get the appropriate treatment.