Bilateral vestibualar hypofunction

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What is bilateral vestibualar hypofunction?

Bilateral vestibular hypofunction is the disturbance in function of the vestibular system of the inner ear. This area helps control balance and eye movements. The vestibular hypofunction may be related to other chronic conditions or use of certain medications.

Common symptoms reported by people with bilateral vestibualar hypofunction

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with bilateral vestibualar hypofunction

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Rolling Walker)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with bilateral vestibualar hypofunction, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with bilateral vestibualar hypofunction

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Rolling Walker)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with bilateral vestibualar hypofunction, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has bilateral vestibualar hypofunction on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 2
40s 3
50s 8
60s 3
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 4
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

56% Female
44% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 10
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from bilateral vestibualar hypofunction patients who have completed their condition history
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