Vertigo Connected to Head Injuries – Can It be Helped?
Vertigo has been described as a spinning sensation that makes you feel as if you or the things around you are moving when there is no movement. Some mistakenly think vertigo is a fear of heights. However, this is not the correct understanding. It is often caused by moving the head too quickly. The most common type of vertigo is referred to as BPPV or benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Who’s at Risk for Vertigo? Women experience vertigo more often than men do As one gets older, vertigo happens more often Vertigo is not usually dangerous except when one is in … Continue reading “Vertigo Connected to Head Injuries – Can It be Helped?”
Getting to the Bottom of Multiple Sclerosis in Anchorage, Alaska
Sadly, the prevalence of multiple sclerosis (MS) is on the rise. Since 1991, this condition has increased by 50%. MS is neurological in origin and mostly affects young adults, ages 20 to 40. Women are more often diagnosed than men. MS is degenerative and incapacitating for those who suffer from it. Multiple sclerosis attacks the brain and central nervous system and is generally categorized as an autoimmune disorder. It changes normal brain tissue and myelin – the fatty layer of protection around the nerves – into scar tissue. This leads to: Visual disturbances Feeling weak Experiencing brain fog (cognitive problems) … Continue reading “Getting to the Bottom of Multiple Sclerosis in Anchorage, Alaska”