Vertigo is something that many people experience when they are on a higher surface and look down, or look out at a large body of anything. People who are prone to vertigo happen to be more prone to becoming dizzy and disorientated when they look down from heights (or often up from lower points) – even looking over balconies isn’t recommended if you have ever experienced vertigo.
It’s a movement-related disorder that can sometimes be related to ear damage and other related conditions but doesn’t have to be.
Sitting down flat or holding on to something firm are some ways in which people are taught to counter episodes of vertigo in dangerous situations, although in many cases medication is necessary to control the condition adequately.
Speak to your doctor if you experience anything that feels like vertigo (or if you’ve been diagnosed but your current treatment is unsuccessful and you still experience dizziness).