How many people have you known to have a dizzy spell, or suffer with a balance problem? Probably more than you think. There are so many causes and reasons why someone may experience dizziness and issues around their balance. As you know I have a condition known as Vestibulopathy with Visual Preference. I know others who have it too. Many people suffer with dizziness due to Migraines. There are other conditions such as Labyrinthitis , BBPV and many more .
But just how big a problem is it here in the U.K.?
I've been lucky enough to speak to MY consultant -Professor Peter Rea, who is a Consultant, Ear,Nose and Throat surgeon in Leicester. He runs one of the biggest balance clinics in the U.K. where people travel from all over the world to see him. Surgically he works at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and privately at the London Rd Clinic in Leicester.
I'm going to let him explain what some of the conditions mean and the impact it can have.
There will be more from Professor Rea in the next blog too. He'll talk about treatments and advice if you're suffering with dizziness / balance problems. You can find out more about some of the conditions here. http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/dizziness/Pages/Introduction.aspx
The London Rd clinic -/http://www.londonroadclinic.co.uk
And before I go , I must apologise for the lighting issues in the video. I'm learning about filming correctly as I go, hopefully the next video interview I do won't have as many issues.
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