Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Get Balanced And Fix Your Inner Ear Dizziness

Get Balanced And Fix Your Inner Ear Dizziness
Get Balanced And Fix Your Inner Ear Dizziness
Inner ear dizziness affects people of all ages, male or female and ethnic background. It is among the most common problems that patients see doctors for. Statistics reveal that around 5 million people in America suffer from inner ear dizziness every year. It is estimated that for around five percent of those people the problem will last longer than three months duration. A wide variety of disorders exist that can result in vertigo. There are also equally as many remedies of treatments of dizziness.

Because so many things can have an effect on our balance, there can be many causes of vertigo and dizziness. They can be as innocent as an ear infection and dehydration to more serious causes like a stroke or tumor. The most common cause of inner ear dizziness is called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, benign positional vertigo or BPPV. The mechanism of this type of vertigo is well known and it has classic symptoms. Although commonly treated with medication the most effective way is not with medication.

The mechanism behind benign positional vertigo or BPPV is little debris inside the inner ear. Located inside the inner ear are our balance organs and receptors which are filled with a fluid like substance. For some reason sometimes little debris can become loose in the fluid and with particular head movement may disrupt the balance receptors. When disrupted the receptors will send incorrect signals to the brain saying we are moving. This results in the sensation of moving when we are still, which is dizziness and vertigo.

The feelings of inner ear dizziness is a feeling of movement when you are still. You may feel the room spinning around you. The triggering factors of BPPV are very classic. The vertigo episodes are brought on by certain head movements. Typically looking upwards, rolling over in bed, bending over and turning the head could being on an episode of vertigo. The episode of vertigo is short in duration being less than 10 seconds. It will not last for hours. There can be a feeling of nausea but actual vomiting is less common.

Usually medication is recommended to treat the symptoms. They can help lessen the symptoms because they dampen the activity of the nervous system which results in less feeling of dizziness and less nausea. But they do nothing for the particles in the inner ear that are causing the problem. So the cause of the problem is left untreated and just addressing the symptoms is the focus of medication. It is a much better, longer term solution to address the cause of the problem and the symptoms will naturally be taken care of.

There is good news for inner ear dizziness sufferers. There is a safe and effective solution that does not involve the use of drugs or surgery. This is a medically researched procedure and has been around for more than 10 years. Why it is not more commonly recommended than medication is not really known.           

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