Is there a cure for vestibular dysfunction?

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Most types of vestibular dysfunction are short-term and can be cured. For example, vestibular dysfunction due to inflammation of the inner ear due to an infection usually lasts just a few days.

Others involve long-term or permanent damage to the inner ear and cannot be cured. In the case of the less common inner-ear disorder known as Meniere's disease, vertigo, hearing loss, and other symptoms are the result of changes in the fluid of the inner ear and there is no cure. However, it can be treated to minimize the impact of the symptoms.

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Vestibular Dysfunction

The vestibular system, which includes parts of the inner ear and brain, helps you balance and move your eyes. When things go wrong with this system - because of injury, disease, or aging - vestibular dysfunction occurs.If you suff...

er from vestibular dysfunction, you may feel dizzy or off balance, have tinnitus (ringing in your ears), and even have trouble reading or doing arithmetic. People may mistake your symptoms and think you are lazy, nervous, or don't pay attention. For some, just describing symptoms is scary. For others, getting out of bed in the morning is difficult. Sometimes, going about your day is nearly impossible. Vestibular dysfunction can lead to other problems, such as short-term memory lapses, confusion, low self-esteem and self-confidence, anxiety or panic attacks, and depression. Motion sickness, nausea or vomiting, ear pain, and headaches are some other side effects. Vestibular dysfunction can be treated in a variety of ways.
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