Vertigo Is Not Normal
Vertigo is not a normal part of life…Start your day AHNew.
Are you dizzy? Have vertigo? Imbalance or disequilibrium or unsteadiness?
“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.”
What is Dizziness? Vertigo? Dizziness is defined as you feeling as if you are spinning; whereas vertigo is your world spinning around you.
Both dizziness and vertigo can result in imbalance or disequilibrium and result in stopping activities that you enjoy most.
You have both a peripheral and central vestibular system that help control eye movements and balance.
Cardiac and/or neurological events can also mimic dizziness and vertigo. Many people are seen in Emergency Departments for such conditions.
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a small percentage of vertigo, followed by vestibular neuritis, endolymphatic hydrops or Meniere’s disease, Vestibular Migraine, Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD), or psychogenic disorders.
Finding a diagnosis of why you have dizziness or vertigo can be complex. It’s important to learn and discover more about the potential causes and solutions to improving your.
If you would like to learn more about how to lessen the effects of dizziness or vertigo, join us for an informational workshop.
Contact Dr. Ann H. Newstead, PT, DPT, PhD at 210-833-8336.
Dr. Newstead is Certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation, Neurological and Geriatric Physical Therapy. She is a Certified Exercise Expert in Aging Adults.