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Varun Dhawan has vestibular hypofunction: Everything you need to know about the condition

The Bhediya actor also shared an update about his health on social media, to allay the concerns of his worried fans.

Varun Dhawan has vestibular hypofunction: Everything you need to know about the condition

Last Updated: 07.59 PM, Nov 09, 2022


Varun Dhawan recently disclosed that he was suffering from vestibular hypofunction. During a promotional event for Bhediya, the actor revealed that recently, he had gone through a situation where he ‘shut down’ and did not know what was happening to him. Here’s all you need to know about the condition.

What is Vestibular Hypofunction?

Vestibular Hypofunction is a condition where in the inner ear’s balance system, called the peripheral vestibular system, ceases to work properly. This causes the affected person to have problems with their balance, among other things.

The condition can affect one or both peripheral vestibular systems. When only one is selected, it is called Unilateral Vestibular Hypofunction. When both are effected, the condition is called Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction.

What causes Vestibular Hypofunction?

One of the most common causes for Vestibular Hypofunction is a bacterial infection that attacks the nerve of the inner year. Other causes include the ear structures weakening due to age, injuries or tumours that impact the year structures.

Vestibular Hypofunction symptoms

Some common symptoms of the condition include dizziness, difficulty in turning head, balance problems, nausea and blurred vision.

Managing Vestibular Hypofunction

Lifestyle changes, physical therapy, and physical exercise have been proven to help in speedy recovery from the condition.

Varun Dhawan’s health update

Dhawan took to social media to express his gratitude towards fans, saying that he was humbled and energised by the outpouring of love and concern he received. Although fans were worried as ever for the beloved star, Dhawan assured fans that he was doing okay and getting better with yoga, physio, swimming and changes in his lifestyle.

Dhawan will next be seen in Amar Kaushik’s Bhediya, which also features Kriti Sanon, Deepak Dobriyal and Abhishek Banerjee in pivotal roles. The film will hit the big screen on November 25, 2022.

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