Varun Dhawan recently revealed that he suffers from a condition called vestibular hypofunction – which involves the inner ear controlling the body’s balance.
“Recently, I shut down. I had this thing called vestibular hypofunction, (where) basically your presence goes down. But I pushed myself really hard,” the Bhediya actor said at the India Today conclave, recalling the condition during the days of shooting Jagjak Jeo.
Talking about pushing himself so hard, Varun said, “We run this race and no one asks why. I think there is a greater purpose (why) we are all here. I’m trying to find mine and hope people find theirs.
“The vestibular system in the inner ear helps us sense the position of our head in space relative to the body, and works synergistically with the brain to maintain body position,” said Dr Pawan Ojha, senior neurologist at Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi. Fortis Network Hospital
Dr Anurag Tandon, ENT, Associate Director, Max Healthcare, Vaishali/Noida/Patparganji told indianexpress.com, The condition can disrupt the left or right side of the body or one may experience repeated episodes of dizziness, postural instability. and profuse sweating.
“It can occur on one side (unilateral hypofunction) or on both sides of the head (bilateral hypofunction). Unilateral hypofunction after damage can occur for a variety of reasons, including vestibular neuritis, vestibular schwannoma/vestibular schwannoma treatments, and Meniere’s disease/treatments for Meniere’s disease,” Dr. Tandon said.
Whereas, bilateral hypofunction may occur after damage to the inner ear/equilibrium nerve due to a variety of causes, including exposure to aminoglycoside antibiotics (toxicity to the inner ear), autoimmune disease, congenital problems, trauma, superficial siderosis, and idiopathic causes. , etc