What are vestibular disorders?


The vestibular system basically includes brain and some inner ear parts. The purpose of vestibular system is to control eye movements and the balance of a body. Many vestibular exercises are there to treat vestibular diseases.

Many environmental and genetic conditions can make the condition of vestibular disorders worse. Injuries and diseases can damage the balance of a body resulting in the vestibular disorders like hearing loss. Most common vestibular disorders are:

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Meniere‚Äôs disease
  • Secondary endolymphatic hydrops
  • Perilymph fistula
  • Superior canal dehiscence
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Ototoxicity
  • Enlarged vestibular aqueduct
  • Migraine associated vertigo
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Allergies

Statistics have estimated how common the vestibular disorders are. Vestibular disorders can occur in people of almost all ages. Vestibular disorders affect adults and children as well. Vestibular disorders are basically clinically overlooked complications and because of this children fails to receive proper attention and medical treatment including vestibular rehabilitation.


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