BPPV – Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

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Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of recurrent vertigo. It is characterized by vertigo and nystagmus caused by a change in head position and horizontal semi-circular canal (HC)-BPPV is a sub-type of BPPV that accounts for many cases of persistent vertigo. One feature of this sub-type is direction-changing positional nystagmus (DCPN) which occurs when people suffering …


Concussions and the Australian Football League

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Concussion injuries are a frequent occurrence on the football (and rugby) field. Concerns are rising about the long term neurological damage that may follow such injuries after post-mortem studies of various American football players’ brains showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). 1 Head protection needs to be considered as a high priority for the health of football players in …


Nutrient Deficiencies can Play a Part in Asthma and Migraine

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Asthma and migraines have a lot in common and they have also been connected by various studies. It is now believed that certain nutrient deficiencies may lead to migraine and asthma attacks. Two such nutrients that may be deficient in people suffering from migraine or asthma are vitamin D and Magnesium and they are both implicated in migraine treatment and …


Persistent Postural-Perceptual Dizziness

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Persistent postural-perceptual dizziness (PPPD) is a common cause of chronic dizziness in people who are between the ages of 30 and 50 years and it is also a common diagnosis in all people who present with vestibular symptoms. This disorder has a negative impact on daily living and life quality, but you do not need to suffer anymore. Get dizziness …


10 Ways to Speed up the Recovery from Concussion

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A blow to the head can be more serious than most people think, because after such a blow you could end up with post-concussion syndrome. What is post-concussion syndrome? Post-concussion syndrome, or post-traumatic nervous instability, involves a collection of disabling symptoms like: Headaches Fatigue Trouble concentrating Poor memory Dizziness Anxiety Depression Personality changes Irritability Apathy Sleep disturbances These symptoms may …


Got Whiplash? Get Treatment!

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Whiplash injury happens when the neck or head moves suddenly and unexpectedly in a back and forth fashion. This movement may cause damage to the neck and even the brain. It is of vital importance to get prompt treatment for whiplash injuries. 1 The different types of Whiplash injury Whiplash injuries are classified by the degree of the injury and …


Asthma and Chronic Migraine: The Connection

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Did you know that if you have asthma, your risk of developing chronic migraine is considerably increased? Don’t suffer any further. If you have migraine symptoms that are getting worse, get help and get migraine treatment straight away. Migraine and asthma Both asthma and migraine are debilitating medical disorders that are characterised by episodes during which their symptoms flare up. …