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Vertigo

At Medicana, we recognize the disruption that vertigo may cause daily, so we provide all-inclusive and state-of-the-art solutions. Our available therapies include:

1- Rehabilitation of the Vestibular

Vestibular rehabilitation is a physical treatment that enhances balance, coordination, and stability by retraining the vestibular system. It is an essential component of the therapeutic regimen for those with vertigo and other vestibular diseases. Physical therapists with specialist vestibular rehabilitation training often do this kind of rehabilitation.

The treatment exercises often aim to challenge and enhance the vestibular system and other components of balance and coordination. Some examples are exercises for stabilizing the gaze, training the head and eyes, improving balance, and vestibular adaptation. The objective is to enhance the person's capacity for maintaining balance, lessen their vertigo symptoms, and improve their mobility and general quality of life.

It's crucial to remember that vestibular rehabilitation is a slow process and frequently needs several sessions to produce noticeable results. However, many individuals discover it to be an efficient method of care that offers continual relief from vertigo symptoms.

2- Medications

Your otolaryngologist may recommend medications as part of your vertigo treatment plan to help you control your symptoms. Vertigo can be treated with several different types of drugs, including:

Antihistamines: Antihistamines operate by preventing the action of histamine, a chemical that causes inflammation and vertigo. Therefore, they can help control vertigo brought on by inner ear issues.

Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs): These drugs prevent the action of the chemical acetylcholine, which is involved in the balance and hearing processes, and are used to treat vertigo brought on by disorders that affect the inner ear, such as Meniere's disease.

Vestibular suppressants: These drugs reduce inner ear activity, lessening vertigo.

Steroids: Steroids can treat vertigo symptoms and lessen inner ear irritation.

Sedatives: Sedatives might be administered to help you unwind and lessen vertigo-related sensations of anxiety or panic.

The optimum course of treatment for your particular needs will be determined in collaboration with your otolaryngologist because drugs can have a variety of adverse effects and may not be appropriate for everyone.

3-Procedures for Repositioning the Canalith

Vertigo brought on by inner ear issues can be effectively treated with canalith repositioning procedures, sometimes called the Epley Maneuver. This method comprises specific controlled head movements that help realign the loose particles or crystals thought to produce vertigo.

The operation in a doctor's office usually takes between 10 and 15 minutes to complete. The patient first lies down on the side of the injured ear while seated in a chair. The doctor then leads the patient through head motions, including twisting, tilting, and lying flat on the back.

Many patients with inner ear diseases, such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, have been proven to benefit from canalith repositioning procedures, which alleviate symptoms (BPPV). Usually, only one treatment is required, but a second one may occasionally be necessary. Most patients say their vertigo symptoms have improved after the treatment, and the frequency and severity of their episodes have significantly decreased.

In conclusion, Canalith Repositioning Procedures are a safe, efficient, and minimally invasive technique for addressing vertigo caused by inner ear issues. If you are experiencing vertigo symptoms, speaking with a doctor to identify the underlying cause and consider your treatment choices is crucial.

4-Surgery

In some vertigo instances, surgery may be an option. This is especially true if the structural basis of the vertigo is something like benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) or an endolymphatic sac tumor. Surgery aims to address the underlying problem producing vertigo, relieving the patient.

There are several surgical methods for the management of vertigo, including:

Labyrinthectomy: This treatment includes removing the damaged inner ear tissue to treat vertigo.

Vestibular Nerve Section: This surgery involves cutting the vestibular nerve, which aids in maintaining balance, to treat vertigo.

Surgery for Vestibular Schwannoma: This treatment removes a vestibular schwannoma, a benign tumor that can arise in the vestibular nerve.

Semicircular Canal Blocking: This technique includes plugging the damaged section of the semicircular canal to stop the stimulation of the vestibular nerve, which can induce vertigo and lessen the endolymph flow.

It is crucial to remember that surgical solutions for vertigo should only be taken into account following a careful examination by an expert and in cases where conventional therapies, such as drugs and vestibular rehabilitation, have failed. The ideal course of action for each patient will vary depending on the specifics of their situation and the underlying cause of their vertigo.

Our team of specialists at Medicana collaborates to deliver the most efficient and individualized care to our patients. We integrate cutting-edge technology with medical knowledge to ensure the most significant outcomes. If you or a loved one suffers from vertigo symptoms, we welcome you to arrange a consultation to discuss your choices.
Call us at +90 850 4601010 or email us at [email protected] to make an appointment. We look forward to helping you overcome your vertigo and regain your sense of equilibrium and balance.

Created at 11.10.2023 06:19
Updated at 21.05.2024 10:13
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