A full text transcript of this video from Los Angeles ENT Specialists, Osborne Head and Neck Institute is available below.
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How To Reduce Or Prevent Dizziness
How can I reduce or prevent dizziness?
Dizziness can be improved, firstly by making an accurate diagnosis of why you are dizzy. If you are dizzy because of anxiety or a panic attack, then you can be treated with medication to reduce those symptoms. If your dizziness is because of a balance disorder or disequilibrium, assistive devices, such as a cane or a walker, can help with your dizziness. If dizziness is caused from a cardiac or vascular problem, blood pressure medications or heart medications to maintain your blood pressure and the supply of oxygen to your brain will help with your dizziness. Finally, dizziness caused by vertigo which is coming from the ear can be improved by doing some vertigo training exercises.
There are special centers which treat patients who have vertigo to help them maintain their balance and use cues in their environment to help with stability. It’s not necessarily reversible, but patients learn to deal with the vertigo and adapt in their enviroment. If you have vertigo it’s very disabling. If vertigo only involves one ear, the autologist, who primarily treats ear disorders, can sever that nerve, and your other ear will take over and help with your balance. If it involves both ears, obviously that can’t be done, and the kind of exercises from a vestigular clinic will help you deal with the balance disorder.
The doctor featured in this informational video is Dr. Jason S. Hamilton, of the Osborne Head & Neck Institute in Los Angeles, California. He is Board-Certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and a member of the Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery.
If you would like to learn more about Dr. Hamilton, view his biography and contact information on the OHNI main website: ENT Surgeon in Los Angeles.
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