Learning to Live with Vertigo

Learning to Live with Vertigo

Are you Learning to Live with Vertigo? Many people who have unresolved BPPV for many years, sometimes 20, 30, or 40 years, tend not to complain of dizziness or vertigo when I interview them. This is because these individuals have learned how to change their movement...
BPPV Crystals Cause Dizziness, Falls and Cognitive Problems

BPPV Crystals Cause Dizziness, Falls and Cognitive Problems

BPPV crystals (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo crystals) cause dizziness, vertigo, falls and mild cognitive problems. Many people with BPPV crystals do not even know it! Unfortunately, it often goes undetected by healthcare providers as well, leading to...
Does Alcohol Cause Vertigo and Dizziness?

Does Alcohol Cause Vertigo and Dizziness?

One thing I see often, especially in older adults, is that when people lose their spouse or have some kind of tragedy in their life, they may begin to turn to drinking alcohol for relief from the feelings that they are experiencing. The consumption of alcohol may be...
Assistive Devices To Stop Falls

Assistive Devices To Stop Falls

Assistive Devices to Stop Falls My grandfather, Bill, is an important figure in my life. He is an electrical engineer who had a very successful career, but he didn’t know anything about fall prevention when he retired. In my observation, that is pretty typical for a...
Root Cause Evaluation – Why It Is Important

Root Cause Evaluation – Why It Is Important

Root Cause Evaluation is the Missing Component Many people come to me and say that they have been diagnosed with vertigo. Vertigo is a symptom of something else or a cluster of other things that are going on, but vertigo is not in itself the root of the problem. It is...
Dizziness and Mental Health Issues

Dizziness and Mental Health Issues

Dizziness and Mental Health: What is the Relationship? Today we are going to discuss the interplay of dizziness and mental health. I frequently hear this question from my patients, their concerned friends or their family members: “Does everyone who is suffering...