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UNDERSTANDING DIZZINESS: THE VESTIBULAR SYSTEM

UNDERSTANDING DIZZINESS: THE VESTIBULAR SYSTEM on: 2021 Feb 09

 ZILI DECEMBER 7, 2017 DIZZINESS,  VESTIBULAR SYSTEM Many of us have experienced dizziness sometime in our lives. Studies have shown that about 7% of the general population live with frequent dizziness. There are several mechanisms that may cause dizziness: cardiovascular problems; peripheral vestibular problems; and central nervous system problems. This article discusses in more depth the vestibular system. This system provides feedback to the body about one’s position and acceleration in space, as well as playing an important role in stabilizing our vision. The vestibular system is comprised of three main components: a sensory input, the brain, and a motor output. Sensory inputs include one’s eyes (visual input), muscles (proprioceptive input) and the inner ear (vestibular input). Signals from these systems travel up to the brain, where they are processed by the balance and movement centers of the mind: the cerebellum and the Vestibular Nuclear Complex. The brain then sends signals to the…



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