Take Action Against Vertigo

Take Action Against Vertigo

According to research, 40% of people over age 40 will experience vertigo at least once in their life. This data is a confirmation that more work is needed on how to stop vertigo.

Vertigo occurs when some parts of the ear cannot communicate to the brain. The cause: injuries, ear infections, aging, inflammation, or a blow to the head. However, those working on how to stop vertigo have some remedies. Vertigo medications help in easing the vomiting and nausea while some reduce dizziness. In most cases, physicians identify the condition behind vertigo and advise on treatment. As medicine grapples with how to stop vertigo, some methods have proven successful.

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What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo?

What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo?

At least 20% of vertigo patients have BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo). It is one of the most common causes of vertigo in the U.S.

BPPV is an abnormal sensation of motion. It is caused by changes in head position that alter head orientation in relation to gravity. These changes include:

  • Lying down
  • Looking up at a high shelf
  • Getting in or out of bed
  • Tipping your head up or down
  • Sitting up from a lying position
  • Turning over while sleeping
  • Other quick head movements

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What Causes Fibroids To Grow? Risk/Protective Factors

What Causes Fibroids To Grow? Risk/Protective Factors

What Causes Fibroids To Grow? Which Risk Factors Might Predispose a Woman To Develop Uterine Fibroid Tumors? Are There Protective Factors That Might Reduce Fibroid Problems?

Researchers are uncertain exactly what causes fibroids to grow. Most medical professionals accept that each tumor develops from one mutant muscle cell in the uterus. This rogue cell experiences rapid multiplication under the influence of hormones, estrogen in particular. In time the aberrant cells then overproduce large amounts of collagen and other proteins.​ More gene mutations exist in fibroid cells that seem to alter the cell’s growth as well. There may be other environmental causes, yet undetermined, that can further stimulate fibroid growth.

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Cure for Fibroids – 1st Step: Testing and Diagnosis

Cure for Fibroids – 1st Step: Testing and Diagnosis

Cure for Fibroids: The Importance of Testing for Accurate Diagnosis

To find an effective cure for fibroids, a woman must first be certain of the diagnosis.  A variety of physical symptoms may suggest a uterine fibroid condition. Before treatment begins, a physical examination, preliminary laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures are necessary.

Who Should Make the Diagnosis?

A visit to her doctor’s office and appropriate testing will get the process underway. To determine the best treatment, it is important to know as much as possible about the condition.  Either a primary care physician (PCP)  or a gynecologist (OB/GYN) could be the appropriate doctor for a first visit.

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Treatment for Fibroids … or Not?  Watchful Waiting

Treatment for Fibroids … or Not? Watchful Waiting

Most women with uterine fibroids experience only minimal symptoms or, perhaps, none at all. In this situation the best treatment for fibroids could be watchful waiting (also known as “expectant management”).

With this approach, no active treatment is undertaken. During  watchful waiting time, though, the woman does need periodic evaluation by her doctor. Followup visits should always include questions about any change in symptoms. Regular abdominal and pelvic examinations are necessary too. Any difference in size and/or number of fibroids may suggest the need to change a watchful waiting plan.

When Is the Best Treatment for Fibroids Actually No Treatment at All?

Some fibroids will disappear on their own. Others cause only minimal symptoms, especially early on. In these cases watch-and-wait can be the best plan.

Many fibroid treatments come with the risk of significant or lasting side effects. Also a lengthy recovery time may be necessary for the more invasive procedures. As long as symptoms are not debilitating, it may be best just to wait and see what happens as time goes by.

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Finding a Natural Remedy for Vertigo

Finding a Natural Remedy for Vertigo

Vertigo is a feeling of dizziness. It feels as though you, or the world around you is spinning, without any movement happening. One of its main causes is an imbalance of the inner ear. This is also known as Meniere’s Disease. Around 1 in every 1,000 people suffers from this ailment[1]. As well as dizziness, Meniere’s disease may also cause a feeling of pressure in the inner ears. Other symptoms include, ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and fluctuating hearing loss. It may lead to permanent hearing loss. Symptoms can occur suddenly. They may sometime last longer than others. Finding a natural remedy for vertigo may be easier than you think.

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Why Sufferers of Vertigo Are Turning to TCM

Why Sufferers of Vertigo Are Turning to TCM

Living with Vertigo

Vertigo can be nasty to live with. It’s an affliction that creates the illusion of movement in its sufferers. The official name is “Meniere’s disease,” and “vertigo” is more of an umbrella term. It’s used to describe many of Meniere’s standalone symptoms.

That means people with Meniere’s are prone to dizziness and disorientation. They succumb to a feeling that the world around them isn’t stationary. It’s often the result of poor inner-ear balance, though there are other causes.

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Natural Treatment of Ménière’s Disease

Natural Treatment of Ménière’s Disease

Different ways of Looking at Meniere’s Disease

The cause of Meniére’s Disease remains unclear in Western medicine. Theories claim the condition results from under absorption or overproduction of endolymph. The same theories allege that the membranous labyrinth becomes filled with endolymph. The effect: stimulation of receptors during body movement. Meniére’s Disease has limitations in the number of medical therapies.

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Why Herbal Treatments for Vertigo Are Best

Why Herbal Treatments for Vertigo Are Best

Meniere’s Disease

Do you ever feel like you are spinning in circles even when you are on solid ground? Or the feeling of pressure building behind your ears, often to the point that it affects your hearing? You might have Meniere’s Disease. This disorder causes intense feelings of vertigo. This causes the feeling that the world is tilting and swaying around you.

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Vertigo Causes

Vertigo Causes

Vertigo Basics

Let’s first begin with the question: what is vertigo? Alfred Hitchcock’s 1958 movie “Vertigo” is the first thing that comes to mind for many of us. It’s a film about a private investigator with acrophobia, a pathological fear of heights.

Patients will feel a “dizzying sensation” when the condition effects them. It can also feel like “tilting within stable surroundings” according to Dictionary.com. Vertigo causes vary greatly from person to person. They range from problems with the inner ear to food allergies.

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