Three Simple Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Falling

Three Simple Exercises to Reduce the Risk of Falling

In this blog, I share three simple exercises that you can do everyday at home to reduce your risk of falling. You can also coach your elderly loved ones to do these three exercises:  1) Sit to Stand: Practice standing up from a chair as you normally would. The hip...
Reduce Fall Risk

Reduce Fall Risk

My personal and professional goal is to reduce fall risk for my patients, friends and neighbors, so I have been active as a leader on the San Diego County Fall Prevention Task Force to increase the common knowledge of strategies to prevent falls among older adults and...
UCSD Stein Public Lecture: “Dizziness and Vertigo, Part II – Research in Aging”

UCSD Stein Public Lecture: “Dizziness and Vertigo, Part II – Research in Aging”

In this blog, I share the link to my third UCSD Stein Public Lecture, “Dizziness and Vertigo, Part II – Research in Aging,” which aired on University of California television (UC-TV) on March 8,2018. In 2017, I offered my second UCSD Stein Public...
Dizziness and Vertigo can Cause Burns

Dizziness and Vertigo can Cause Burns

Dizziness and vertigo can cause burns. In this blog, I will describe to you two stories that illustrate the importance of clearing up symptoms of dizziness and vertigo as quickly as possible to avoid serious injury. One of the phrases I repeat often to many of my...
How can I Safely Move around with Vertigo?

How can I Safely Move around with Vertigo?

Sometimes we cannot avoid moving around with vertigo because we need to go to the bathroom or perform other normal daily activities. The problem is that moving around with vertigo can cause falls, so I offer these tips and suggestions for people who need to safely...
Should I Move around with Vertigo?

Should I Move around with Vertigo?

People often ask me, “Should I try to move around with vertigo or sit still?” Whether movement is beneficial to recovery or unbeneficial suffering, depends on the root cause of your vertigo symptoms. Until you have a thorough and proper evaluation by a...

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