March 15, 2010

Rare Disorder Causing Dizziness Called "Mal de Debarquement"

The Washington Post on March 16, 2010 published a story entitled "Rare disorder makes people feel off balance for weeks or months" describing a rare condition called mal de debarquement which causes dizziness.

Two signs that a patient has mal de debarquement are if they feel a rocking sensation for weeks or months starting after a cruise and if they're fine when driving but not when standing, walking or sitting.

Read the story here.

Optokinetic head roll exercises do seem to help 70% of patients within 5 days.

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Dr. Christopher Chang is a private practice otolaryngology, head & neck surgeon specializing in the treatment of problems related to the ear, nose, and throat. Located in Warrenton, VA about 45 minutes west of Washington DC, he also provides inhalant allergy testing/treatment, hearing tests, and dispenses hearing aids.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

My brother suffers from this condition, and believe it or not the only thing that cure him is generic viagra, he visited doctors and they don't know why that works for him.

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