Is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) a rare and exotic disease? No, on most clinic days, I see at least one person with BPPV, and often, I see several. For some, BPPV is a minor annoyance. For others, it’s a nightmare of dizziness, loss of balance, nausea, and inability to work or participate in family activities.
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Dr. Stuart A. Scherr, For The Inquirer
Q: Why do older people often lose their balance when walking on thick carpeting or on the beach?
A: The ability to maintain balance relies on information that the brain receives from the eyes, muscles, joints, and vestibular organs in the ear. If any part of an older person's balance system is impaired, it could hurt the ability to adjust to ground surfaces.
A state of equilibrium, or better yet, balance – the ability to hold your center of mass with minimal postural sway, or the ability to hold your self up without falling.
Treating migraines might reduce stroke risk, researchers suggest
The rate of trips to US emergency departments (EDs) resulting from traumatic brain injury (TBI) rose almost 30% between 2006 and 2010, according to a research letter published online May 13 in JAMA.
What the chronically ill wish family and close friends knew about them
A Meditative Approach to Coping with Chronic Dizziness & Imbalance
by Maeghan Culver, ND of Bastyr Center for Natural Health
Coping with vertigo
Cindy Price has had balance problems all her life. She suffered from constant migraines and was bounced from doctor to doctor, receiving one diagnosis after another.
Cultivating the four sublime emotions-metta (lovingkindness/friendliness), karuna (compassion), mudita (joy in the joy of others), and upekkha (equanimity)- eases suffering in yourself and in others.