Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPV or BPPV)
What is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPV)?
BPV is the most common form of vertigo, whereby patients feel dizzy (disequilibrium) or vertiginous (room spinning) for seconds to minutes at a time after certain movements, most often after a rolling or head tilting motion.
Disequilibrium of Aging (e.g. Multifactorial Dizziness)
What is disequilibrium of aging?
Disequilibrium of aging refers to balance and dizziness issues that develop with age which are not attributable to distinct causes like BPV or Meniere’s disease among others.
Why do nosebleeds occur?
Most often, nosebleeds occur from dryness of the nasal lining (mucosa) leading to small cracks that cause small blood vessels to open and bleed.
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
What is Eustachian Tube Dysfunction?
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD) is caused when the Eustachian Tube remains closed for a prolonged period of time or the tube is in a closed position. more often than it should be.
Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)
What is Reflux?
Reflux refers to stomach acid that travels “backwards” from the stomach up the esophagus and possibly into the throat (larynx).
What are sinus infections?
Sinus infections are mainly due to obstructed sinus outflow tracts as opposed to an abundance of bacteria. The most common reason for obstructed sinuses is swelling in the lining of the nose/sinuses from causes like viral upper respiratory infections or allergies, but less common causes like anatomic abnormalities or intrinsic sinus inflammation may contribute.
What is tinnitus?
Tinnitus is the word for any noise that is perceived by someone without an external source. It’s a noise that only you can hear. Whether or not this noise is “real” does not matter. It is real for the person experiencing it.
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (“TMJ”)
What is temporomandibular joint disorder (“TMJ”)?
Temporomandibular joint disorder, often referred to as “TMJ,” refers to symptoms that arise from dysfunction of the temporomandibular joint. The temporomandibular joint is a hinge joint between your jaw and the deep portion of the ear canal that allows your jaw to open and close.