Archive for May 28th, 2009

JHU and the Increased Risk of Falling in Dizzy Patients

A three-year long study conducted at Johns Hopkins University revealed that individuals with symptoms of vestibular disorders are 12 times more likely to fall than asymptomatic individuals. This study also revealed that 85% of individuals over the age of 80 had a balance problem and that individuals with diabetes are 70% more likely to suffer from vestibular problems. This study also stresses the importance of vestibular rehabilitation in the treatment process.

Please follow the link below for the news article:

http://www.lef.org/news/LefDailyNews.htm?NewsID=8304&Section=Disease