Get a Firm Understanding of Balance and Dizziness
Dizziness or loss of balance, also called vertigo, is one of the most common issues brought to our doctors. While thought of as an annoyance, these symptoms can be signs of something more impactful on your overall health.
You could experience one of two types of dizziness:
- Vertigo, or a general loss of balance that only lasts for a few moments or hours
- A persistent sense of imbalance or unsteadiness
If this is affecting you, there’s every chance it’s frightening, not to mention disorienting — but there are treatment options available with a proper diagnosis.
Why Do I Lose My Balance?
In order to balance, your brain needs to receive information from your eyes, your body, and, of course, your ears in order to figure out where you are in relation to other objects. When any one of these things is off, it leads to the issues at hand.
Oftentimes as you age, those senses are affected, as is the central nervous system’s ability to interpret and react to signals quickly. With a proper diagnosis comes a proper treatment plan. Many older adults benefit from therapeutic exercises, like balance retraining, when working to obtain a more active lifestyle.
Some of our providers are trained to assess balance disorders because of their familiarity with the inner ear. Please contact your nearest AudigyCertifiedTM practice today for a consultation of your unique dizziness and balance difficulties.