Dizziness And Balance Disorders
Have you ever felt the room spinning around you, dizzy, lightheaded and you are going to fall down? These can be troublesome feelings. It could be a sign of a balance problem or dizziness.
Above all, you have to know “what is the balance?” Your balance system enables you to walk, stand, and move easily around your environment.
A brain uses the messages that it receives from the eyes, the ears, and other body parts to help you keep your balance.
A balance disorder can negatively affect your life . and that is what we will discuss in this article.
Multiple medical disorders may cause balance troubles. However, most balance problems result from problems in your balance organ in the inner ear (vestibular system).
What Are The Symptoms Of Balance Disorders?
Signs and symptoms of balance disorders include:
- Vertigo: Sense of spinning
- Lightheadedness (presyncope)
- Loss of balance
- Falling or feeling like you might fall
- Blurred vision
- Dizziness: Feeling a floating sensation
What Are The Causes Of Balance Disorders?
Balance disorders can be caused by several different conditions. The cause of balance disorders is usually related to specific symptoms.
Sense of motion can be associated with many disorders, including:
Vestibular neuritis: This inflammation disorder, likely caused by a virus, can impact the nerves in the balance part of your inner ear. Symptoms are usually painful and constant and include nausea and difficulty walking.
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV): BPPV happens when calcium crystals in your inner ear — which help control your balance — are removed from their normal positions and move away in the inner ear.
Persistent postural perceptual dizziness: This condition happens often with other types of dizziness. Symptoms include instability or a sensation of motion in your head.
Ramsay Hunt syndrome: It is also known as herpes zoster. and This disorder happens when a shingles-like infection impacts the facial, auditory, and vestibular nerves near one of your ears. a patient might undergo dizziness, ear pain, and hearing loss.
Migraine: Dizziness and sensitivity to motion can happen due to migraine. It is a common cause of balance disorder.
Head injury: You might undergo dizziness due to a concussion or any head injury.
Acoustic neuroma: This noncancerous (benign), slow-growing tumor evolves on a nerve that impacts your hearing and balance. A patient might undergo dizziness or loss of balance, but the most common symptoms are hearing loss and ringing in the ear.
Loss of balance:
Losing balance while walking can caused by:
Abnormalities in a patient’s inner ear may cause a feeling of a floating or heavy head and imbalance in the dark.
The injury can lead to problems with walking.
Certain neurological disorders:
Including cervical spondylosis and Parkinson’s disease.
A sense of dizziness can be caused by:
Psychological disorders: Depression and anxiety, and other psychological disorders may cause dizziness.
Hyperventilation: This disorder usually attends stress and anxiety disorders.
Medications: Dizziness may be a side effect of medications.
Inner ear problems: Abnormalities of the vestibular system can lead to a feeling of floating or other false feelings of motion.
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