Vestibular disorders – the story of everybody

Date: 15/10/2019

Vestibular disorders and the figures can speak

Vestibular disorders are a disease of many people during and after middle age from 40 years old. The disease may be due to genetics or habitat impact. Causing inconvenient consequences and consequences for people suffering from vestibular disorders.

The following article explores the vestibular disorder as well as the unique cures, which are popularly applied abroad and have great effectiveness for humans.

What is vestibular disorder? 

Vestibular disorders are damage to the inner ear and brain that cause the body to lose its ability to control balance.

Causes of vestibular disorders? 

There are many causes of vestibular disorders. Some reasons can be mentioned as follows:

Due to low blood pressure, sequelae of catastrophic events, anemia, cardiovascular diseases … causes blockages of blood vessels, poor blood flow to the brain.

Due to the consequences of diseases such as brain tumors, nerve tumors, neuritis, otitis media …

Frequently living in an environment with too much noise, the seasons changing suddenly, being sedentary …

People with heavy blood loss due to trauma or postpartum women …

Due to drinking too much alcohol, poisoning the body or using some drugs … are also causes of vestibular disorders.

Stress, fatigue, prolonged pressure damage the nervous system.

However, according to the mechanism of action of the active pathology, the lesions are located within the ear area. Due to the movement of tiny calcium carbonate crystals located in the cochlea area. From one area to another. The crystals function to transfer information to the brain. From the wrong move, the brain thinks that being in motion causes certain symptoms to adapt.

What are the common vestibular disorder symptoms? 

Dizziness 

Dizziness is the first sign of knowing if you have a vestibular disorder. You will feel the body spin, wobble. It is also extremely difficult to stand up and sit down. For people with severe symptoms, it may not be possible to sit up. In addition, there are also symptoms of uncomfortable nausea, blurred vision and blurred vision.

Unbalance 

When losing balance, the patient will have difficulty walking, always feeling lightheaded and must cling to people or other objects to be able to move.

Loss of consciousness

If not detected in time to treat the above symptoms, in the long term, the patient may lose consciousness, leading to fainting.

Remove the problem analysis and problem-solving method

When tiny crystals moving in the cochlea area cause symptoms of nausea, headaches, eye balance need to be hypothesized, actually these moving calcium carbonate crystals are located on the left ear, Right ear or both to have the right direction of identification and treatment.

Methods of determining the position of calcium carbonate crystals:

Step 1. Sit by the edge of the bed so that when you lie down, your head will tilt out.

Step 2. Turn your head to the right and lay down quickly.

Step 3. Wait for 1 minute, if dizzy, the right ear is the place where the calcium cabonate crystals move, causing vestibular disorders.

Step 4. If you don’t feel dizzy, wait for a while, then continue lying to your left.

Step 5. If the left side feels dizzy, then the left is the cause. If both steps 3 and 5 feel dizzy, the cause is in both ears.

The identification of this cause is a turning point for the application of the Epley Maneuver method in treatment.

Epley Maneuver method in the treatment of vestibular disorders

This method is quite strange in Vietnam, but widely used in developed countries. This method works by shifting the wrong ear stones back to their original position, which leads to the brain redefining its balance and movement.

To make this method very simple, take only about 4 minutes of the patient implementation.

If the left is not, the right will apply with the following procedure:

Step 1. Sit upright with your head tilted 45 degrees to the left

Step 2. Maintain head position, lie down on pillow – shoulder pillow, let head lowered 30 degrees.

Step 3. Open your eyes, 30-60 seconds, until the eyes do not turn, do not feel dizzy anymore, turn right to 90 degrees. That is, head at a 45 degree angle to the right

Step 4. Hold that position for 30-60 seconds

Step 5. Raise yourself up, turning from 45 degrees to 90 degrees from the vertical. and lie on your head (chin touching shoulder) for 30-60 seconds

Step 6. Then sit up straight, your feet down on the edge of the bed.

You can also watch the video below to understand how to implement the Epley Maneuver method

With this method, it is possible to help the patient to return the stones to their original position, without creating vehicles that mistakenly affect the brain.

Which jobs are more susceptible to vestibular disorders?

Vestibular disorders are referred to as “office illness” because office workers are the most susceptible to vestibular disorder. Due to the working conditions with a lot of contact with the computer, sitting in an air-conditioned room, sedentary, sitting a lot, high work pressure. In this condition, the spine will become cold for a long time, leading to spasm of artery artery.

Modern life, vestibular disorders can be encountered anywhere, anyone. According to a study, every year in Vietnam, the number of people infected increases by 12.7% on average. Therefore, taking care of your body and following proper treatments will help you prevent and treat quickly and effectively.

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