Vestibular disorders affect the parts of the inner ear and brain that process sensory information, which are tasked with controlling balance and eye movements (vestibular system).
If this system succumbs to disease or is injured, then problems with balance or dizziness can happen, and falls can occur. Vestibular disorders also can be a result of, or be made more pronounced by, genetics.
With about 7 million people annually seeing their healthcare provider for symptoms of dizziness and injuries from falls causing about one-half of deaths due to injury, this is a very serious issue; especially for older adults.
You will find this infographic by Sturgeon Valley Physiotherapy very informative about these issues.
Learn more about it, be mindful of the symptom and what they could mean, then take good care of yourself.
Vestibular disorders infographic