Posts Tagged ‘Vertigo’

POTS: The Journey to Diagnosis

Super Bowl winning quarterback and MVP Nick Foles is widely known for his accomplishments on the football field. Lesser known is his work to gain awareness and further the research for treatment of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, known as POTS. Sometimes called “the most common condition you’ve never heard of”, Foles’ wife Tori suffers from…

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BBPV: What You Need To Know About Positional Vertigo

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo or BPPV is the most common form of peripheral vertigo, accounting for approximately 20%-30% of diagnosed vertigo cases. Marked by sudden, short bursts of spinning sensations, BBPV’s symptoms are generally considered mild. However, patients suffering from BBPV have a significantly increased risk of injury due to fall, making it crucial to…

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A New Type of Vertigo Has Emerged…

Dizziness, lightheadedness, sensations of rocking or spinning when perfectly still… all of these and more are symptoms of vertigo. Self-induced vertigo, often experienced by children by spinning around, lasts only a few minutes but other, spontaneous types of vertigo can last for hours or even days. Vertigo of this kind is fairly common too, with…

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Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS): Managing Your Symptoms

We’ve all experienced dizziness or lightheadedness after standing up too quickly. While periodic vertigo is common, if the sensation occurs frequently or becomes increasingly more severe, it may a sign of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. Often referred to as POTS, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome is a form of dysautonomia that affects millions of patients on…

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Vertigo and You… What You Need to Know

Dizziness, lightheadedness, a feeling of unsteadiness or even nausea… What may begin as a headache can quickly take on new symptoms and leave one feeling as though their world is spinning away. If you’ve experienced what seems like a headache and it has graduated into something more, you may be experiencing vertigo. As vertigo has…

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Could You Be Experiencing A Balance Disorder?

Balance Disorders affect nearly 90 million Americans each year, is the second most common complaint heard in doctors’ offices and the number one health complaint of patients over the age of 70. There are more than a dozen balance, or vestibular, disorders though some are more common that others. Balance disorders make a person feel…

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