Participant Page: Terrilu and Family
Pease help me reach my goal!
My Mom works for the Vestibular Disorders Association. I had not heard the word "vestibular" until she took the job, and was amazed at the number of people, including children, affected by something that most people can't even pronounce!
Vestibular disorders are a prevalent, yet invisible disorder affecting more than 1 in 20 US children between the ages of 3 and 17, who have dizziness and balance problems.” [ Sciencedaily ]
“A variety of balance disorders affects up to 30–40% of the population before they reach the age of 60. About a quarter of those affected will have to take time off work, with a large socioeconomic cost when untreated.
However, because of complexity of the balance control mechanisms, patients with balance disorders may have to see several doctors / consultants at primary and secondary care level before a correct diagnosis is made. Therefore vestibular / neurovestibular patients may remain without a correct diagnosis and without appropriate care for very long periods of time.” [EMBalance]
Click on this 30 second video to get a better idea of what vestibular means: living with vestibular disorders
I hope you will help!