Participant Page: The Balance Battle

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The Balance Battle
My Story
One recent large epidemiological study estimates that as many as 35% of adults aged 40 years or older in the United States—approximately 69 million Americans—have experienced some form of vestibular dysfunction. How is that for statistic. Yet, despite these numbers patients often take 3-5 years and see 4 to 5 doctors before getting a diagnosis. I have started my campaign to bring attention to Vestibular Disorders.
On January 14, 2015 the world started spinning and my life changed. After a visit to the ER and a diagnosis of "Acute Vertigo", I saw everything in a new light. Imagine waking up everyday seeing double with ringing in your ears. Then add the inability to walk in a straight line and focus. After suffering like this I understand how others who suffer from Vestibular Disorders feel. Patients should be able to get the diagnosis and treatment they need. I have joined Vestibular.org as a Ambassador because, I believe we can help both the patients and proffessionals as a resource of information to spread the word. I hope you will help in any way you can. Thank You for your support! Sincerely, George Ide

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