Screening for Dizziness and Vertigo Problems at Hospital da Luz Setúbal

Rastreio tonturas vertigens Hospital da Luz Setúbal

The Otorhinolaryngology Service from Hospital da Luz Setúbal will perform, in October 16-20, screening for balance, vertigo and dizziness problems.

Screening (between 9:00-11:00 a.m. and 17:00-19:00 p.m.) will be free, but with limited vacancies. Therefore, those interested should schedule an appointment previously at the hospital reception desk (Floor 0) or by phone 265 509 201.

Vertigo is one of the most frequent complaints in the otorhinolaryngology consultation.

About 20% of individuals with ages between 18 and 65 are estimated to have suffered an episode of balance disturbance, about 30% of which maintaining the complaints after a year.

These numbers grow significantly in the population over 65 years old: balance disorders are the third consultation motive in this group, being the most frequent complaint in the population over 70, especially women (66%).