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 Lecture called “Dizziness and Vertigo – Research in Aging.” The lecture was filmed and aired on UC-TV in 2017. My first UCSD Stein Public Lecture was focused on preventing falls for older adults and was aired on UC-TV in 2016.
Due to popularity of the previous public lectures, the staff at the UCSD Stein Center invited me back to UCSD to kick off their 2018 lecture series.
Since dizziness and vertigo is such a complex problem, and such an epidemic in people over 50 years old in the USA, I decided to offer “Part II” on the topic of Dizziness and Vertigo.
I have previously written a 60+ hour curriculum on dizziness and vertigo, which was accredited for continuing education for licensed physical therapists. Needless to say, I have a lot of content to pull from!
In this “Dizziness and Vertigo, Part II” lecture, I start with the common medical diagnoses that people with dizziness and vertigo are assigned, along with a brief description of the onset, symptoms and management of those problems. My goal is to help patients discover if they have been properly diagnosed and managed, since mis-diagnosis and mis-management is such a common problem among those people who are suffering with dizziness and vertigo.
My mission is to rescue mis-diagnosed and mis-managed patients suffering with dizziness and vertigo.
In the second half of this “Dizziness and Vertigo, Part II” lecture, I describe some common scenarios including the length of time that dizziness lasts, along with certain triggers and positions that dizziness may occur in, as a resource for people who are still trying to seek out care with the right provider. My description of common symptom patterns along with the most likely root causes is offered to guide people to find an appropriate healthcare provider, then share with that provider the information needed to identify and address the root cause of the dizziness or vertigo symptoms.
So if you or someone you love are suffering with dizziness or vertigo, I hope you can set aside 75 minutes to check out my lecture. My goal is to present an integrated approach to dizziness and vertigo that will empower patients to seek out a second opinion from the right provider and to offer a fresh perspective to healthcare providers.
This blog is provided for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The details of any case mentioned in this post represent a typical patient that I might see and do not describe the circumstances of a specific individual.