Posts Tagged ‘loss of balance’



           The labyrinth is the inner ear consisting of the vestibule, cochlear and semicircular canals.  The cochlea is concerned with hearing and the vestibule and semicircular canals with equilibrium (sense of balance).  The bony portion of the labyrinth (osseous labyrinth) is composed of a series of canals tunneled out of the temporal bone.  Labyrinthitis is an infection of the labyrinth, the fluid-filled chamber Read more…

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          Three years ago my aunt was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.   I really did not know much about this specific disease and couldn’t believe she had the diagnosis.  She was always in such good shape, didn’t overeat, smoke, drink, etc.  Also, her lifestyle included a ton of exercises like waterskiing, snow skiing, swimming, rollerblading, sailing, walking, traveling and a lot of other healthy things.  She continually watched Read more…

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           Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system).  Multiple sclerosis (MS) affects woman more than men. The disorder most commonly begins between ages 20 and 40.  MS is manifested by damage to the myelin sheath, the protective covering that surrounds nerve cells. When this nerve covering is damaged, nerve impulses are slowed down or stopped.  MS is a progressive disease, meaning Read more…

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