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Vertigo and dizziness are extremely common, and cause a great deal of worry and distress. Symptoms may include nausea, tinnitus, hearing loss, blurred vision, confusion, raised temperature and fever. Many people stop work because of balance disorders, while in older people, there is a very real threat of falls. This book, by a distinguished ENT consultant, examines the common and more unusual forms of these conditions. Topics include:
the balance system
defining vertigo and dizziness
inner ear disorders, such as labyrinthitis
the link with migraine, including vestibular migraine
balance disorders in children
tests and treatments, such as radiology, electrophysiology and injections
surgery and implants
‘fear of falling’ and psychological strategies to help
Professor Jaydip Ray says there is plenty that can be done to treat symptoms and improve quality of life, so don’t just put up with vertigo and dizziness, seek help today!