Feeling Dizzy: Understanding and Treating Vertigo, Dizziness, and Other Balance Disorders

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Wiley, Jul 7, 1997 - Health & Fitness - 256 pages
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∗ When you turn your head suddenly, do you feel sick to your stomach?
∗ Do you often become dizzy when you get up too quickly from a chair?
∗ Have you ever felt a sense of motion when you′re standing still?
You′re not alone. Whether it′s fainting, imbalance, or spinning sensations, these disorders affect 76 million Americans at some time in their lives. Feeling Dizzy explains what can go wrong, what physicians can do to diagnose and treat problems, what you can do to help yourself, and how you can finally regain your sense of balance. The first complete book on the subject written from the general reader, Feeling Dizzy:
∗ Identifies and explains the three types of dizziness: vertigo, imbalance, and fainting.
∗ Describes treatment options, from medication or surgery to therapy and rehabilitation.
∗ Outlines self–help options, including relaxation techniques, biofeedback, and exercise.
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Contents

The Balancing Act
7
Feeling OffBalance
27
Finding the Cause of Dizziness and Vertigo
43
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Brian W. Blakley, M.D., Ph.D., is the director of the Dizziness Clinic at Wayne State University Medical Center. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the ear. Mary-Ellen Siegel, M.S.W., is a lecturer in the Department of Community Medicine (Social Work) at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. A psychotherapist in private practice, she is the author of several books on health, including The Cancer Patient's Handbook.

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