Vertigo and Imbalance
Dizziness and vertigo are very common symptoms in the general population. In most cases there is no underlying serious disease and there are simple ways to solve them. At the Vestibular Center, we are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of patients suffering from these symptoms. Don't settle and ask us about your symptoms. We are sure that we can help you.
At Centro Clínico Cabeza y Cuello we have doctors certified by the American Institute of Balance for the diagnosis and treatment of vertigo in Guatemala
Do you get dizzy when you turn your head or get out of bed?
Do you feel insecure and unsteady when walking?
Have you fallen for no apparent reason?
A series of tests is performed in patients with vertigo (illusory sensation of movement) to study the eye movements responsible for keeping the images perceived by the retina stable. The technique makes it possible to identify the presence of abnormal spontaneous eye movements, eye movements caused by stimuli from the organ of balance and to compare the results of both organs of balance.
V-HIT or head impulse test:
Study used in patients with vertigo that allows to evaluate by means of a high speed video camera, compensatory eye movement when moving the head rapidly. This study allows to quantify the relation of movement of the head with the eyes and can also record abnormal eye movements that occur in patients with vestibular injuries.
VEMPS or myogenic vestibular evoked potentials:
Study used in patients with vertigo to evaluate the organ of balance, comparing one side with the contralateral by means of special sensors that measure the vestibulo-colic reflex (relationship between the organ of balance and the neck muscles).
Study that assesses the imbalance in a quantitative and objective way, measuring body oscillations on a specialized platform.
Study used in patients with vertigo, thermally stimulating the labyrinth of each ear by irrigating the external auditory canal with air at 30ºC and 44ºC. Then the nystagmus (spontaneous abnormal eye movement) that this stimulus generates in each eye is comparatively evaluated. Computerized dynamic visual acuity test according to the AIBd: test that evaluates the presence of oscillopsia with head movement in the horizontal and vertical planes.
We are certified by "The American Institute of Balance" for the diagnosis and treatment of people with vertigo, dizziness and imbalance.