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Balance Disorders

Balance Disorders

Balance disorders are conditions that affect the vestibular system, which is responsible for maintaining balance and spatial orientation. Some common types of balance disorders include:

  1. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV): This condition is caused by tiny calcium particles that accumulate in the inner ear, causing dizziness and vertigo when the head is moved.
  2. Meniere’s disease: This condition is characterized by episodes of vertigo, hearing loss, tinnitus, and a feeling of fullness in the ear.
  3. Vestibular neuritis: This condition is caused by inflammation of the vestibular nerve, leading to dizziness and vertigo.
  4. Labyrinthitis: This condition is caused by inflammation of the inner ear, leading to dizziness, vertigo, and hearing loss.

Symptoms of a balance disorder may include dizziness, vertigo, unsteadiness, and a feeling of being lightheaded or floating. Treatment for balance disorders depends on the underlying cause of the condition, but may include medication, physical therapy, or surgical intervention.

If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of a balance disorder, it’s important to seek medical attention from a healthcare professional who specializes in treating balance disorders. They can perform a thorough evaluation and develop an appropriate treatment plan to help manage symptoms and improve quality of life.

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