On Thursday evening, November 28 2019, the (multidisciplinary) Belgian Study Group on Vestibular Disorders (BSGVesD) met for the first time at the Royal Academy of Science and Art in Brussels. Their mission was to write an overarching guideline to support the diagnosis and treatment of vertigo and dizziness, based on the latest scientific findings...
If one day, you'll have to see your GP...
(you'd better be aware of this)
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]"