Eye movement analysis is a complicated area in Neurology and multiple sclerosis (MS). We take eye movements for granted, placing them somewhere on the awareness scale between waving one's hand to say hello and automatically activating chest muscles that assist with respiration. There is willful action when we cooperate with commands to: "Look over here". One consciously trains one's gaze to the requested site. On the other hand, when one "has a look around" Sherlock Holmes style at a crime scene, one's eye movements may be unrehearsed or relatively spontaneous. Additionally, there is the subconscious world of sleep, with rapid eye movements (REM) that predominate dreaming. So you may be asking: What does the above have to do with vertigo ? Precisely on point, my dear Watsons out there in cyberspace. Whether a doctor is evaluating an MS patient with vertigo or any patient for that matter, eye movement review is critical to ascertainin...
Benign positional vertigo is a condition in which a person develops a sudden sensation of spinning, usually when moving the head. It is the most common cause of vertigo .
Vertigo - positional
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Benign positional vertigo is due to a disturbance within the inner ear. The inner ear has fluid-filled tubes called semicircular canals. The canals are very sensitive to movement of the fluid, which occurs as you change position. The fluid movement allows your brain to interpret your body's position and maintain your balance.
Benign positional vertigo develops when a small piece of bone-like calcium breaks free and floats within the tube of the inner ear. This sends the brain confusing messages about your body's position.
There are no major risk factors. However, the condition may partly run in families. A prior head injury (even a slight bump to the head) or an inner ear infection called labyr...
Stress can wreck havoc on your health. And if you have asthma, you no doubt know that stress can cause asthma symptoms. The signs and symptoms of stress range from the benign to the dramatic – from simply feeling tired at the end of the day to having a heart attack. Researchers estimate that 75 percent to 90 percent of all visits to primary care physicians are for complaints and conditions that are, in some way, related to stress. And every week, approximately 112 million people take some form of medication for stress-related symptoms. Combine stress and asthma, and the result can be shortness of breath, panic attacks, a feeling of anxiousness, and a whole lot of worrying. In short, when stress rears its ugly head and you have asthma, you may trigger an asthma attack.“Asthma can be set off by stress, but I am not sure that anyone fully understands why,” says Dr. Marjorie L. Slankard, Clinical Professor of Medicine at Columbia University College of Ph...
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