If one day, you'll have to see your GP...
I am 26. As a little boy I was already struggling with balance problems.
I think I was 10 years old when, in the middle of the night, I suddenly woke up with my world shaking violently and me in a total panic. I could not lift or move my head and was intensely nauseous.
Today Belgium holds the 'day of silence'. On their website I read about their 'annual campaign to address the value of slowing down, stillness and qualitative attention in the Flemish, Brussels and Dutch community'.
People are more than their illness, but including your vestibular illness into your identity, can be an emotional burden for a patient.
Balance problems in children got very little attention until recently.
That is gradually changing.
Do you know this vestibular disorder that hits older people? Until today almost no one ever heard of it.
Doctors report that they are often poorly trained in vestibular and neuro-vestibular conditions. "Misdiagnosis rates in the Emergency Department for peripheral vestibular disorders are estimated in the range of 74 to 81%. [ Neurologic Clinics]"
Are you dizzy? Could you perhaps benefit from support from a loyal animal?
Are you curious to find out about House4balance's upcoming year? Last Friday the board members got together for a brainstorm and decided to take this as our focus: