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What is vestibular dysfunction?

Vestibular dysfunction includes a variety of disorders of the inner ear that can affect your balance. The vestibular system is a part of the structure of your inner ear, located just behind your eardrum. It helps your body process the effects of gravity and motion. It can also be called the vestibular labyrinth. When there is a problem in your vestibular system, your body may not be able to register gravity and motion properly. This can lead to dizziness, a loss of balance, lightheadedness, or vertigo. Someone with vertigo feels like they are moving, spinning, or falling when they are not actually doing so, or they might feel like the room is spinning around them.

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How many people suffer from vestibular dysfunction?
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Though the exact number of people with vestibular dysfunction is not known, dizziness is one of the ...
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Is dizziness a sign of vestibular dysfunction?
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Dizziness is one of the most common symptoms of vestibular dysfunction, so if you get dizzy, it's po...
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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 does vestibular dysfunction tell me about my inner ear?
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If you have vestibular dysfunction, it means there is a problem in your inner ear. Just behind your ...
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