Item description for Feeling Dizzy: Understanding and Treating Vertigo, Dizziness, and Other Balance Disorders by Brian W. Blakley & Marc Siegel...
Overview Dizziness is one of the most common symptoms reported to doctors. "Feeling Dizzy" offers up-to-date, straightforward explanations of all possible causes of dizziness, identifies the three categories of dizziness--vertigo, imbalance, and disorientation--and describes treatment options for each one. Line drawings.
Publishers Description * When you turn your head suddenly, do you feel sick to your stomach? * Do you often become dizzy when you get up too quickly from a chair? * Have you ever felt a sense of motion when you're standing still? You're not alone. Whether it's fainting, imbalance, or spinning sensations, these disorders affect 76 million Americans at some time in their lives. Feeling Dizzy explains what can go wrong, what physicians can do to diagnose and treat problems, what you can do to help yourself, and how you can finally regain your sense of balance. The first complete book on the subject written from the general reader, Feeling Dizzy: * Identifies and explains the three types of dizziness: vertigo, imbalance, and fainting. * Describes treatment options, from medication or surgery to therapy and rehabilitation. * Outlines self-help options, including relaxation techniques, biofeedback, and exercise. A Macmillan Health Book
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.34" Width: 5.37" Height: 0.61" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jul 7, 1997
ISBN 0028616804 ISBN13 9780028616803
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More About Brian W. Blakley & Marc Siegel
Brian W. Blakley, M.D., Ph.D., is the director of the Dizziness Clinic at Wayne State University Medical Center. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the ear.
Mary-Ellen Siegel, M.S.W., is a lecturer in the Department of Community Medicine (Social Work) at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. A psychotherapist in private practice, she is the author of several books on health, including The Cancer Patient's Handbook.
Reviews - What do customers think about Feeling Dizzy: Understanding and Treating Vertigo, Dizziness, and Other Balance Disorders?
Feeling dizzy Mar 21, 2006
I have been diagnosed with vertigo, and found the book to be very helpful, as to symptoms and possible causes. Thank you for a great book.
Dr. Michael L. Johnson Feb 29, 2004
This is a good book. It is well written and very insightful.
Dr. Michael L. Johnson, author of "What Do You Do When the Medications Don''t Work--A Non-Drug Treatment of Dizziness, Migriane Headaches, Fibromyalgia, and Other Chronic Conditions".
Excellent guide for the layperson Aug 2, 1997
Blakley and Siegel do an excellent job of explaining dizziness in terms that are easy to understand for a person unfamiliar with medical terminology. I have Meniere's Disease, of which dizziness is a symptom, and this is the first book I turn to for reference. Its only drawback is that is isn't up-to-date on current treatments, which is, of course, impossible