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What should I know about caring for someone with vestibular dysfunction?

Being dizzy, losing your balance, or experiencing vertigo can be very scary. When caring for someone with vestibular dysfunction, therefore, it is important to stay calm and reassure the person that they are safe. Make sure the person sees a doctor to have their symptoms evaluated, especially since most types of vestibular dysfunction can be treated relatively easily. Children with vestibular dysfunction often respond well to physical therapy, so if you are caring for a child with an inner-ear disorder, be sure this option is considered.

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What are the symptoms of vestibular dysfunction?
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The symptoms of vestibular dysfunction vary from person to person and can include vertigo, dizziness...
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What is the most common type of vestibular dysfunction?
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Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common type of vestibular dysfunction. It af...
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Is research being done to investigate vestibular dysfunction?
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A wide variety of medical research is being done to investigate the causes of vestibular dysfunction...
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Can vestibular dysfunction be prevented?
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