Don’t Let Dizziness Throw Off Your Life’s Balance
Dizziness or loss of balance, sometimes referred to as vertigo, is the second most common complaint doctors hear. According to the National Institutes of Health, dizziness will occur in 70 percent of Americans at some point in their lives.
Balance disorders typically fall into two categories:
- Acute attacks of dizziness, vertigo, or a general loss of balance that may last a few seconds or a few hours
- A persistent sense of imbalance, unsteadiness, or what some people refer to as a loss of sure-footedness
You may feel helpless when you’re hit with a dizzy spell, but there’s plenty of hope. The number of proper diagnosis and treatment options has grown over the last decade, making dizziness a much easier problem to resolve.
Why Am I Losing My Balance?
Your brain uses input from your inner ear, eyes, and body to determine where it is in relation to other objects and what movements your body should make. If any one part of this complicated system does not work properly, you can lose coordination or sure-footedness.
With age, these senses decline, as does your central nervous system’s ability to interpret and react quickly. With proper diagnosis and therapeutic exercises, like balance retraining, many older adults can return to a more active lifestyle.
County Hearing and Balance provides expert assessment of balance disorders, which often originate in the vestibular system, found in the inner ear. Please contact us today for a consultation on your unique dizziness and balance difficulties.