Watch our short vestibular neuritis animation to learn about this cause of sudden severe "spinning" dizziness and nausea. Closed captioned. ©2022 Balance & Dizziness Canada And here is a list of articles on vestibular disorders: Acoustic Neuromas Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease (AIED) CANVAS … [Read more...] about New! Vestibular Neuritis Animation
New! Vestibular Migraine Animation
We're excited to announce our new patient-friendly animated introduction to vestibular migraine. If you start having repeated episodes of dizziness without a headache, you may have this common chronic condition. Closed captioned in English and French. © 2021 Balance & Dizziness Canada This is … [Read more...] about New! Vestibular Migraine Animation
Helping Others Understand Your Dizziness and Imbalance
Life with an invisible condition such as a vestibular disorder can be isolating. It is often hard to explain to others what you are going through when on the outside you still look the same. In our latest webinar, "Helping Others Understand Your Dizziness and Imbalance," physiotherapist Tori … [Read more...] about Helping Others Understand Your Dizziness and Imbalance
New! PPPD Animation
We're excited to announce the launch of our second animated healthcare explainer. View a patient-friendly animated introduction to PPPD (Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness), a common cause of long-lasting dizziness which may persist for three months or more. Closed-captioned in English and … [Read more...] about New! PPPD Animation
Is it Safe to Drive if You Have a Vestibular Disorder?
The following recommendations are from the Canadian Medical Association. People with vestibular disorders that affect one ear (unilateral), such as labyrinthitis or vestibular neuritis, should not drive until their condition has subsided and the acute symptoms are resolved. People with Ménière's … [Read more...] about Is it Safe to Drive if You Have a Vestibular Disorder?
Get Your Balance Back
In May of 2021, Good Times magazine published an article called "Get Your Balance Back" by Wendy Haaf. Joyce Pinsker, Erica Zaia and Roland Fletcher, three members of Balance and Dizziness Canada's board of directors, were included in the interviews. The resulting article provides deep insight into … [Read more...] about Get Your Balance Back
New! BPPV Animation
Balance & Dizziness Canada is excited to announce the launch of its first animated healthcare explainer. View a patient-friendly introduction to Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (or BPPV), the most common vestibular disorder. Learn how displaced microscopic crystals in the inner ear can … [Read more...] about New! BPPV Animation
Does BPPV Get Worse Over Time or as We Age?
BPPV becomes increasingly more common with age. It is the main cause of dizziness in half of people over 50 years of age. BPPV can increase the likelihood of falling, particularly if you are older. Osteopenia and osteoporosis - age-related deterioration of structures in the inner ear or of the … [Read more...] about Does BPPV Get Worse Over Time or as We Age?
What is the Treatment for PPPD?
Once you have a diagnosis of PPPD (persistent postural-perceptual dizziness), the first step in treatment is helping you understand what causes PPPD and how the brain is responding to normal signals as if you were in danger. Knowing what is going on will help you feel more in control and able to … [Read more...] about What is the Treatment for PPPD?
Living with Mal de Débarquement Syndrome: Brandy’s Story
Other than a five-month remission of my symptoms, I've been living with Mal de Débarquement Syndrome (MdDS) since Christmas Eve of 2012. That's when it struck. I'd felt it a bit before that, but it would go away after a few hours. I had experienced anxiety in the past and knew these new sensations … [Read more...] about Living with Mal de Débarquement Syndrome: Brandy’s Story