If you are experiencing lightheadedness, a sensation of losing your balance, or a sense of feeling unsteady, you may be one of the millions who experience dizziness.
Dizziness is one of the most common complaints and affects 20% to 30% of the general population. In fact, dizziness is a common reason that adults seek medical attention.
When your balance is impaired, you may feel unsteady, woozy, or disoriented. You may have blurred vision or experience a sensation of movement. It may seem that the room is spinning (vertigo). You may not be able to walk without staggering, or you may not even be able to get up. Sometimes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, faintness, changes in heart rate and blood pressure, fear, and anxiety accompany the dizziness and balance problems.
Vertigo is a type of dizziness where there is a sense of movement or spinning.
Changing position, such as sitting up in bed, can make it seem worse. Nausea and vomiting may accompany the vertigo at times.
Vertigo is a sensation of feeling off balance. You might feel like you are spinning or the world around you is spinning. Vertigo is often caused by inner ear problems. Some of the most common causes are BPPV (Benign Paroxignal Positional Vertigo) where tiny calcium crystals are moving in the inner ear; Meniere Disease which is a build up of fluid and changing pressure in the ear; or Labyrinthitis which is an inflammation of the inner ear. Vertigo can also be caused by a brain injury, stroke, migraines and by certain medications.
If you are suffering from vertigo, you should get your hearing evaluated. We will give you our professional opinion so that you can avoid losing your balance and avoid injury. We may also refer you to see an Ear Nose and Throat doctor who can diagnose the reason for your vertigo.