Dizziness and vertigo are often written off as common annoyances. After all, they are among the most common complaints that doctors receive.
A study in the Egyptian Journal of Otolaryngology says we should absolutely not ignore these conditions.
Not only do they increase the risk of broken bones from falling. They can also cause life-threatening psychological disorders.
The scientists asked 100 patients at an audiovestibular clinic to participate in their study.
All of them were complaining of unsteadiness, imbalance, light-headedness, or vertigo.
To exclude the possibility of dizziness and vertigo being a symptom of a psychological disorder, they excluded all patients with a history of psychological conditions from their study.
They recorded their subjects’ history of vertigo, the duration of their condition, and the cause of their condition in the form of conditions such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, Meniere’s disease, vestibular migraine, and so on.
The patients were all between 20 and 70 years of age, with an average age of 38.7. Males and females were roughly equally represented. On average, they had been suffering for a period of 24.9 months.
The researchers gave them two questionnaires to complete: the dizziness handicap inventory (DHI) and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). The latter is a straightforward depression and anxiety survey, while the former measures disability and dysfunction due to vertigo.
This is what the scientists found.
1. 49% of the subjects were psychologically functional without any depression or anxiety.
2. 29% suffered from anxiety.
3. 7% struggled with depression.
4. 15% had both anxiety and depression.
5. The occurrence of psychological disorders was especially high in the subjects who reported the most everyday impairments and dysfunctions because of their vertigo.
6. The subjects with vestibular neuritis had the highest anxiety scores, and those with Meniere’s disease had the highest depression scores.
These are pretty concerning findings. After all, if your country has a population of 300 million people and 15% of them suffer from vertigo, it means that 13 million anxiety cases and more than three million depression cases can be resolved simply by treating vertigo.
This can ensure that people have a higher quality of life, less emotional distress, and fewer physical impairments as they live their lives.
The problem is that the traditional medical system has very limited ways to treat vertigo.
The good news is that thousands of readers have healed all types of vertigo using the simple home vertigo and dizziness exercises explained here…
And if if you’re suffering from anxiety, know that it can be healed using the easy steps explained here…