Friday, 17 March 2017

Balance conditions explained

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.
The London Rd clinic -/

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.

Please feel free to share and or leave comments below.


  1. This was the best explanation I've ever heard of my conditions. Thank you Rupal for sharing.

  2. I have suffered for 8 and a half years and his explanation is so well explained -great for family members to listen too as it is so hard to understand as it is an "Invisible" illness.

    1. Hope you're coping well? Yeah it is a great explanation. Please feel free to sage the video with others. Thank you for the feedback

  3. Hi Rupal, I have very minor issues compared to yours and others. Prof Rea's video has helped me realise that life-long herpes infections, migraine and recent persistent dizziness and tinnitus might all be related. I now feel more confident about going to my doctor and discussing all of these. Thank you for your openness and honesty in talking about your difficulties. I wish you well and hope that things are improving for you. Kim

    1. Hi Kim
      thank you so much for the kind words. I'm so pleased that the video has helped you. I really hope the doctor can help you further. Please let me know how you're getting on. We all have our issues and non is worse than the other, when we're struggling. It means a great deal to me that you made the time to comment on the blog so thank you. I really hope it helps others like us in some way. X