What is vestibular hypofunction disorder? All about the disease, Varun Dhawan is diagnosed | health news

What is vestibular hypofunction disorder?  All about the disease, Varun Dhawan is diagnosed |  health news

varun dhawan is one of the most versatile actors in Bollywood and is an energetic dancer with movements so smooth that they can perfectly match Nora Fatehi’s. Varun recently spoke about his battle with a grueling health condition: vestibular hypofunction. The actor, who will be seen soon in Bhediya, shared the frenzy of being in a rat race and life after the COVID-19 pandemic.

During an event in Mumbai, Varun Dhawan told India Today that he had to “shut down” after being diagnosed with vestibular hypofunction.

Speaking about the disorder, Varun Dhawan said: “Recently, I shut down. I didn’t know what had happened to me. I had this thing called vestibular hypofunction, basically you lose your balance. But I tried so hard. We’re just running this race, nobody asks why. I think there’s a greater purpose (why) we’re all here. I’m trying to find mine and hopefully people will find theirs,” he said.

What is vestibular hypofunction?

Vestibular hypofunction is a partial or total loss of function of the vestibular system, either in the peripheral or central nervous system. While the reasons for vestibular hypofunction can be genetic, neurodegenerative, toxic, viral or traumatic.

Our ear is a complex system of bone and cartilage (bone-like structure). There is a fluid-filled semicircular canal there. The movement causes the position of the fluid to change. Your brain receives the data through a sensor in your ear, which helps you feel balanced.

The part of the inner ear that controls balance does not work properly in people with vestibular hypofunction. This can affect only one side of the head (unilateral hypofunction) or both sides.

This affects daily life and functioning in a variety of direct and indirect ways. When a portion of the inner ear is dysfunctional, the wrong messages are sent to the brain.

Any ear ailment, present or past, can cause vestibular hypofunction. Aging, blood clots in the brain, and head injuries are other likely causes of this disease.

Vestibular Hypofunction: Symptoms

The most common signs and symptoms of this condition are:

– Diarrhea

– vomiting

– Nausea

– Anxiety

– paranoid

– Heart rhythm disturbance

Vestibular Hypofunction: Causes

Aging, blood clots in the brain, and head injuries are likely causes of this disease. It usually affects people between the ages of 30 and 50.

What to do during an episode?

– In a sitting position, tilt your head down to look at the floor and then up to look at the ceiling.

– Point your head with your eyes focused on the floor and ceiling.

– Repeat this 10 times. Stop and wait for the symptoms to go away for about 30 seconds.

– Repeat the whole process 2 more times.

During the conversation, Varun also shared that this disorder affects an individual’s balance, which happens when the inner ear part of their balance system is not working properly. This is the most common side effect of this condition, which includes oscillopsia, chronic dizziness without vertigo, and problems with balance, walking, and driving.

Just a few days ago, another versatile actress Samantha Ruth Prabhu talked about battling an autoimmune condition called myositis.

(Disclaimer: The information in this article is based on general information. Zee News does not confirm it.)

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