Accession Number:

ADP013881

Title:

Exercise Induced Motion Intolerance: Role in Operational Environments

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL CENTER SAN DIEGO CA DEPTOF OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2003-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Exercise induced motion intolerance is a newly recognized disorder. This condition has a profound impact on military individuals in operational environments. Individuals present with a variety of symptoms including headache, nausea, vertigo, and disequilibrium, which occur after exercise. The symptoms generally worsen with time and can significantly impact patients daily routines since, often, only minimal exertion produces symptoms. We present a cohort of fifteen patients with exercise-induced motion intolerance. We detail the diagnostic work-up in this group of individuals including differentiating this disorder from common motion sickness and other vestibular pathologies. All of the individuals responded to customized vestibular rehabilitation including vigorous physical exertion with head motion. Since this disorder is poorly recognized and responds well to treatment we hope to provide guidelines that will allow practitioners to manage this disorder. Information from this abstract has bearing involving mechanisms and predisposing factors involved in motion sickness for individuals in operational environments and on a variety of military vehicles.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE