Vertigo or imbalance
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Dizziness, Vertigo or Loss of Balance:
Dizziness or loss of balance is one of the most common complaints by patients, and acute or chronic cases may indicate serious health risks or limits a person’s daily activities.
The good news is that diagnosis and treatment options have become more effective over the years. There is hope now for many who once thought that there may be no relief.
Eartistic is affiliated to the number one research centre for balance, American Institute of Balance (AIB) and we are always up-to-date with the latest information on diagnosing and management for patients who suffer from dizziness.
How do I know if I have vertigo or I need help ?
- The room is spinning
- When there are many people moving, I feel dizzy
- I don’t like going to supermarket or busy places
- Changing head position, the room is spinning for seconds
- Looking up makes you feel dizzy
- Looking down makes you feel dizzy
- Rotating your head makes you feel dizzy
Other symptoms that may accompany vertigo include:
- Feeling nauseated.
- Abnormal or jerking eye movements (nystagmus)
- Ringing in the ears or hearing loss.
At Eartistic, we perform a thorough vestibular and balance assessments.The 2 hour assessment would be general balance and vertigo assessment.
Preparation for Dizziness assessment :
We require 2 hours of your time, no eye make-up and you will need to be 24 hours off vertigo medication such as betaserc, cinnarizin or stemetil and alcohol.
Preferably accompanied by a family member or a friend.
Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) is an exercise-based program designed to promote the brain to learn to compensate for the inner ear dysfunction.
In most cases of vertigo, patients are able to compensate with the vertigo attack by themselves however, there are some cases that you need assistance to speed up compensation of rehabilitate to get their balance back.
At Eartistic, we perform Customised Vestibular Rehabilitation. In some cases, we do online tele- therapy if the patient is unable to come personally.