Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Vertigo...U2...and me too..

Lights go down

It's dark

The jungle is your head

Can't rule your heart

I'm feeling so much stronger

Than I thought

Your eyes are wide

And though your soul

it can't be bought

your mind can wander

...U2- Vertigo

I thought that the building was swaying..or another tremor...then I realised that its me..not the building or the floor...Almost lost my balance while walking in the office..lucky, it did not happened during site inspection..
I felt like I took a boat ride today..the doctor said it might be VERTIGO......i remember U2..now they are inside my ear..the song Vertigo..and the real Vertigo is also inside my ear...did I make you confused?....nevermind...Nirvana...

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OVERVIEW

Vertigo, or dizziness, is a symptom, not a disease. The term vertigo refers to the sensation of spinning or whirling that occurs as a result of a disturbance in balance (equilibrium). It also may be used to describe feelings of dizziness, lightheadedness, faintness, and unsteadiness. The sensation of movement is called subjective vertigo and the perception of movement in surrounding objects is called objective vertigo.



Vertigo usually occurs as a result of a disorder in the vestibular system (i.e., structures of the inner ear, the vestibular nerve, brainstem, and cerebellum). The vestibular system is responsible for integrating sensory stimuli and movement and for keeping objects in visual focus as the body moves.



When the head moves, signals are transmitted to the labyrinth, which is an apparatus in the inner ear that is made up of three semicircular canals surrounded by fluid. The labyrinth then transmits movement information to the vestibular nerve and the vestibular nerve carries the information to the brainstem and cerebellum (areas of the brain that control balance, posture, and motor coordination). There are a number of different causes for dizzy spells.




- from neurologychannel.com-


2 comments:

U.Lee said...

Hello Sue, you have to be very careful not driving if you feel uncomfortable. Saya pun ada la once awhile kena this 'vertigo'...if I dudok too long at my pc table or sitting watching TV...then when stand up, nampak the living room move, chepat I grab a chair or table.
I guess sometimes the blood flow to our brain ada traffic jam, ha ha.
Ahhhh, but young days mana la ada vertigo, more ketawa sampai perut sakit! Ha ha...After a good laugh always feel better too.
Like we playing that prank at lover's parked at Lower Ampang, the dummy falling down...or seeing a whole calls of girls screaming and scrambling out of their classroom, the teacher lifting up her sarong and running too with the iguana running around,...how to get vertigo? Ha ha...
Your article here re vertigo very interesting...
Anyway, Sue, you take care...drink soya bean, dapat baby very smooth face, ha ha. Not sure whether this nenek punya cherita or whoever...
Keep well and selamat petang, Lee.

sue said...

Hi Uncle Lee..
this pregnancy is different from the first one..i'm more active therefore need to take everything extra..

u sure not gonna get vertigo at those time..too busy with ur pranks..:-)