Finding Balance: Healing From A Decade of Vestibular Disorders

December 5, 2020
Finding Balance: Healing From A Decade of Vestibular Disorders

Over 10 million adults in the United States have chronicproblems with dizziness and imbalance - vestibular problems. Thiscompares to 400,000 with multiple sclerosis or 1.5 million withautism for example, both chronic illnesses with much greater namerecognition. Vestibular problems are difficult to diagnose andtreat. While vestibular problems come with various medical names(Meniere's, Perilymph Fistula, Endolymphatic Hydrops, BenignParoxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), Mal de Debarquement (MdDS),and others) they present a common challenge for the affected personon how to deal with the dizziness and eventually find balance.Finding Balance addresses over a decade of illness,from the initial two years searching for a diagnosis, through thelong years of treatment and finally to the period of rebuilding alife within the confines of what dizziness and vertigo will allow.Finding Balance provides a detailed description ofsymptoms, what can trigger them, the emotional reactions tosymptoms, how to recognize their subtle differences, and how totrack them in order to contribute to your own diagnosis. It alsoemphasizes the patient's responsibility for healing and eventuallyhow to find the inner balance in life that will be necessary toequitably live with these symptoms over time. And it provides asense of time, of patience. Special Features of FindingBalance Include:Call-out boxes presenting facts and tips for dealing with thedisorderAll of the medical information in the book has been reviewed byvestibular specialists for accuracyBulleted lists at the end of chapter with advice to the readeron next steps