Over the past several months, we have been discussing imbalance, dizziness, vertigo, disequilibrium, etc., how to find out if you are at risk, etc. We know that as part of the natural aging process individuals will become more prone to imbalance associated with changes in the spinal joints from degenerative joint disease, and the disturbances in the ocular reflexes which are pre-programmed to the spinal movements. These disturbances can also lead to anxiety, changes in respiratory dynamics and changes in the digestive system as these systems are all hard wired and linked together, thus changes in one system affect the others systems as well. Changes in breathing dynamics alone are probably responsible for half of the dizziness in society. These changes not only create anxiety and panic disorder, but will eventually lead to a permanent change in your systemic pH, which can lead to all sorts of problems.
The good news is that these disturbances are not only reversible, but are actually quite easy to fix. Inappropriate ocular reflexes are corrected through appropriate eye exercises, which are orchestrated to strengthen the specific ocular weaknesses, which need to be addressed. This alone typically improves imbalance and disequilibrium immediately. Breathing dynamics can easily be corrected by increasing rib excursion and thus increasing lung vital capacity. This will immediately reverse aberrant changes in systemic pH, any panic disorder induced from such, gastric problems, which may be associated, etc.
Inasmuch as these problems are quite reversible and easily fixed, it is certainly with an understanding that treatment is provided under the guidance of a health care provider adequately trained in treating problems associated with imbalance and postural and gait abnormalities.
It is unfortunate that the vast majority of balance problems go unnoticed and untreated when they are easiest to correct, as most individuals don’t appreciate that they even have a problem because they do not take the time to get screened. Society has been trained over time to obtain routine blood work, and other “routine” and “preventative” screening procedures, because we know that if we do not have them, we may miss something that would have been easy to fix had it been diagnosed early on but was ignored because no screening was ever done. Balance screening is no exception to this. Simply put, the longer you wait, the longer it will take to fix, and the more likely you will incur a fall and thus have a serious injury to overcome. I have mentioned several times in my column that you cannot tell if your balance is impaired without screening. If you can tell, it is only because it has already gotten so severe that it becomes apparent just standing or while walking about. If this is the case, not doing anything about it is like being diabetic and not taking your medication and not changing your diet. It will just be a matter of time.
Dr. Scopelliti is a Fellow of the American College of Functional Neurology and also a Fellow of the American Board of Vestibular Rehabilitation. Practicing at the 279 Professional Arts Bldg at Monmouth Medical Center, in Long Branch, NJ, his office focuses on the drug free management of patients with vertigo, dizziness, balance loss, presyncope, dystonia, headaches, ADD ADHD and other neurological disorders. Dr. Scopelliti has a wealth of information updated weekly on the web at http://www.dcneuro.net. Also, visit our guest book at http://www.dcneuro.net/guests.htm. Visit our Guest Book to see what real patients have had to say.
A sudden hearing of ringing in the ear may be an alarming episode. For example, some automobile crash victims have reported a sudden onset of tinnitus after receiving a traumatic head injury. Persons undergoing dental surgery have reported sudden ringing in the ears sudden ringing in the ear is usually a result of some simple cause. This occurrence might also be due to the recent exposure of a loud noise.
Some of the other conditions are vertigo and an over-active thyroid. Sudden thyroid burst can cause vertigo which results in a loss of balance. Sudden elevation in the pulse rate and hyperventilation are a result of increased thyroid activity. It is advisable that patient suffering from these conditions should sit down right away if they hear even slightest of ear ringing.
Prescription or over-the-counter drugs may cause a sudden onset of ear ringing. If not looked into, the drugs can cause permanent damage to the ear. The long term use of salicylate analgesics (which is higher doses of aspirin), naproxen sodium (Naprosyn, Aleve), ibuprofen, many other non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, aminoglycoside antibiotics, anti-depressants, loop-inhibiting diuretics, quinine/anti-malarials, oral contraceptives, and chemotherapy can cause ear damage and hearing loss. Ototoxic antibiotics have been documented to cause tinnitus.
Experiencing a sudden ringing in ears may be due to a concert outing or hearing some other loud noise. Usually it does not last for long. There are several possible reasons for this sudden tinnitus. For example there may be a wax build up or an infection in the ear.
What exactly is ringing of ears? By far the most common term used by tinnitus sufferers to describe their condition is ringing. Ringing is not exactly an accurate description. Significant number of people thinks it’s a high pitched sound.
Tinnitus sufferers report hearing various other sounds in their ears. Surprisingly, not all individuals describe the sound as a ringing. The kinds of sounds include roaring, clicking, hissing, whistling and human voices, just to name a few.
Whistling is another commonly reported sound. From human whistling to mechanical whistles, but for the most part the pitch and volume remain fairly constant. Tinnitus has even been described as a growling in the ears — a never-ending growling. Lots of other sufferers report a chirping bird sound.
For sure, the most frequent sound reported with tinnitus is the ringing type. Even with ringing the variations seem endless. Tinnitus sounds can vary from a simple door buzzer ring to church bells.
If one keeps experiencing sudden tinnitus, then it may be time to seek remedy. Nutritionists have advised people with tinnitus to remove all unhealthy foods from their diet and also complete a fruit and vegetable juice fast for three days. The purpose of this is to clear the ear of any clogging mucus which may be lingering in there. Garlic, as you probably know, has been reputed to lower blood pressure. Garlic reduces blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels.
Natural methods of treating tinnitus include diet, herbs and nutritional supplements. Professional health carers state that both the foods you eat and the foods that you don’t eat play a role in causing tinnitus. Health professionals from varying fields all agree on the importance proper food and cause of tinnitus. Pulsating, hypertension related tinnitus can be treated with blood pressure lowering foods.
Adam Maher is a university graduate in in the medical sciences of Biochemistry and Pharmacology. He has had a lifelong passion in both modern and traditional holistic medical sciences and enjoys helping others learn and cure common medical conditions. His newest book “Understanding Tinnitus: Causes, Symptoms and Natural Cures” is a complete guide on this subject.
I mostly travel a lot by air for both mu personal and professional duties. While traveling I have met very interesting and experienced persons. On the base of my profession and my natural ability to communicate with others has led to many interesting topics.
Somehow Vertigo comes as a common topic for discussion. Most of the people say that while travel by both air and car causes them vertigo or it makes the vertigo condition worse.
Do you want to know about vertigo? When a person has vertigo he suffers from the symptoms like spinning that occurs due to the disturbance of balance. One should understand vertigo is not a disease but a symptom. There is no concrete reason for the cause of vertigo, it has variety of reasons.
Vertigo’s symptoms can include dizziness but not everyone with dizziness (lightheadedness) has vertigo. Vertigo is most often caused from a disorder in the peripheral vestibular system (inner ear structures). It can also be a result of a disorder in the central vestibular system (brainstem, cerebellum, vestibular nerve).
Due to Alfred Hitchcock classic most of the people confuse things between vertigo and fear of heights but both are different. This may due to the reason that symptom between both these conditions are bit common. An interesting fact many people who has the fear for height do not fear flying.
Vertigo problem happens suddenly and will last for less than a minute. Movements in head made suddenly are the major cause. BPPV is the most common type of vertigo but there different types vertigo.
After some weeks or months the attack can either stop or improve. Nystagmus (shaking of the eye), nausea, vomiting and sweating are the symptoms. Moreover, some times the attack can last bit longer. Your physician can diagnose properly and he can also suggest some head and neck exercises to prevent vertigo.
Most people who have this type of vertigo have no issue with the movement of travel but rather, the positioning of their head on the seat. This is what could bring on symptoms for these types of sufferers.
Vertigo can be temporarily created by vertigo. Therefore, while driving or flying alcohol should be avoided.
If a person is having this kind of vertigo then traveling can make this symptom worse. Anxiety or panic disorder can cause psychological disorder and in turn causes psychogenic vertigo. However, psychogenic vertigo is not common.
The parts of inner that control balance can be affected by motion of travel. Motion sickness is also suffered by most travelers. Traveling in boat mostly causes this but it can also caused by tarveling in auto and plane.
The outburst of symptom is quick as vertigo. The symptoms include nausea, dizziness, headache, cold sweats, hyperventilation (which could lead to faintness) and usually vomiting.
By doing the following you can prevent motion sickness. They are keeping your gaze steady and head as still as possible, not smoking, not drinking, not reading, and getting fresh air.
There are several drugs available to treat motion sickness, even over the counter; however, they all cause drowsiness and in children and infants can cause agitation.
I recommend my all natural Vertigo and Dizziness program. It has been proven effective for those suffering from vertigo and dizziness (obviously) but also for those suffering from motion sickness. The results are amazing and best of all, drug free.
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Vertigo in itself is a symptom, with many different causes
You may be hyperventilating (abnormally rapid, deep breathing or over breathing, due to anxiety.)
But vertigo can be a sign of disease, usually ear disease. A middle ear infection or motion sickness, or even a buildup of earwax are culprits — interfering with balance and causing dizziness.
You may also have benign positional vertigo.
You may be straining your eyes.
The best thing is to find out whats is causing the problem. Go see an internist. Walking will not ease the symptoms, and you may even put yourself in some danger of falling and hurting yourself.