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Hiking induced Vertigo

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 18, 2007
  • 10:08 PM

I get extreme feeling of vertigo (sensation of falling) whenever I hike up steep inclines or up narrow trails with precipitous edges, eg. the Grand Canyon. However, when returning, I dont receive any of these sensations and can negotate the downslopes with no difficulty. Any ideas as to the physiological cause and treatments/solutions?

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