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 vertigo?
- A sickness brought on by a cold.
- A whirling feeling in which one feels unstable.
- A feeling of tiredness brought on from excessive exercise.