Vertigo

Vertigo

How is the body’s balance maintained?

Posted on November 30, 2010. Filed under: E.N.T. care, Vertigo | Tags: , , , | Edit This

Nature has given us certain sensors which are spread in different parts of the body. These sensors pick up the information and constantly inform the brain about the stability of the ground and the surroundings via afferent neural pathway. The information coming from the eyes, skin, muscle and joints is integrated with the information coming […]

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Vertigo: Causes and Treatment

Posted on July 14, 2010. Filed under: Vertigo | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Edit This

Vertigo is not a disease but a symptom of balance disorder which can be due to any number of causes. It is defined as an “illusion” or “hallucination” of movement. It is the feeling that you or your environment is moving or spinning when there is no actual movement. image credit- flicker image http://www.flickr.com/photos/ezu/59974538/ (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/deed.en) […]

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Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy for Vertigo

Posted on June 28, 2010. Filed under: Vertigo | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Edit This

When the vestibular organs of balance are damaged with disease or injury, there is conflict of information to the brain about the equilibrium and motion often resulting in dizziness, vertigo, and imbalance.Brain has tremendous plasticity so it usually adapts to the situation  (An amazing process called Nature’s mechanism of vestibular compensation) and many people recover […]

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Home Care for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Posted on June 16, 2010. Filed under: Ear care, Vertigo | Tags: , , , , , , | Edit This

You can read my older post about Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (B.P.P.V.) Important–If diagnosis of BPPV is established Epley maneuver is first line of treatment. ______________________________________________________________________ Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo and other non specific peripheral vestibular disorders where etiology is unknown can be managed by following protocol– Reassurance (Wait and watch) with home care Vestibular […]

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Spinning world: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Posted on May 13, 2010. Filed under: Ear care, Vertigo | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Edit This

Dizziness, a common cause of referral to otolaryngology clinic, includes a broad range of sensations from severe vertigo to momentary light-headedness , and Vertigo most common of dizziness  is an illusion of movement of the body or environment. Vertigo may be because of otologic, neurologic, or systemic reasons. Causes of Otologic dizziness Benign paroxysmal positional […]

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Canalith Repositioning Procedure for Vertigo: Active treatment of BPPV

Posted on April 29, 2010. Filed under: Ear care, Vertigo | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Edit This

Update — in my other posts read more about Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo and Home care of vertigo Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of dizziness, most often experienced when patients lies down. Because BPPV is not intrinsically life threatening and symptoms are usually self limiting patient is usually […]

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