What are common vestibular disorders?

The most commonly diagnosed vestibular disorders include benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), labyrinthitis or vestibular neuritis, Ménière’s disease, and secondary endolymphatic hydrops.

What causes damage to the vestibular system?

Vestibular dysfunction is most commonly caused by head injury, aging, and viral infection. Other illnesses, as well as genetic and environmental factors, may also cause or contribute to vestibular disorders.

How do you know if you have vestibular problems?

Common vestibular symptoms include dizziness, vertigo and imbalance. Secondary symptoms may include nausea, ringing in the ears (or tinnitus), hearing loss, and cognitive impairment. This article can help you identify and describe your symptoms to your doctor.

Can vestibular problems be cured?

There’s no cure, but you may be able to manage symptoms with medications and vestibular rehabilitation.

How to diagnose vestibular disease?

How is vestibular disease diagnosed? Diagnosis is based on medical history, clinical signs, and the results of blood and urine tests. In some cases, diagnostic testing will include radiographs (X-rays) of the head to assess the appearance of the middle and inner ears and the tympanic bullae.

Do you know what vestibular disease is?

Vestibular disease includes a loss of balance, typical ataxia, head tilt, spontaneous/ positional nystagmus and/or positional strabismus. Vestibular disease is caused by a bacterial infection which affects the inner ear. It was with interest that I read the article in this most recent issue on vestibular disease.

What are the causes of vestibular disorders?

Sense of motion or spinning (vertigo) Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).

  • Feeling of faintness or lightheadedness. Orthostatic hypotension (postural hypotension).
  • Loss of balance or unsteadiness. Vestibular problems.
  • Dizziness. Inner ear problems.
  • How are vestibular disorders diagnosed?

    Balance Retraining. Balance retraining is a therapy that can speed recovery from any change in balance system function – including changes caused by chronic dizziness.

  • Diagnostic Tests for Vestibular Problems.
  • Patient Logs.