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Conditions

Balance Problems

Balance Problems

There are a number of different balance disorders, and balance problems can often be a symptom of other conditions, so getting a diagnosis will often take a bit of investigation from a GP or audiology specialist. The four most common balance problems are: BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo) where crystals move into the wrong part of the body’s balance system in the ear canals, causing dizziness and a spinning sensation. Vestibular neuritis is caused by a viral infection, and requires the brain to be ‘retaught’ to compensate for the changed balance sensation, though the success rate for this treatment is very high. Labyrinthitis is another bacterial or viral infection that causes spinning and hearing loss, whilst the least common condition is called Meniere’s disease, which requires more extensive treatment.

In addition, a number of recent studies have suggested that migraines (severe headaches) may be one of the most common causes of vertigo.

For more details about these conditions you can got to Royal Berkshire Hospital Balance Clinic website >

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I have a balance problem due to being ill with septasemia and being given an antibiotic gentamicin my balance has improved but still unsteady will it ever get back to normal. I'm 68 years old and have had this problem since December 15.





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I have a balance problem, I have been diagnosed with Atrilfib as well as having a leaky valve. Because of my age (90) they hesitate to operate. I use a walker but do walk in my apt. and though its alright most of the time I have fallen several times and needed help getting up. However, I a member of a health club where I use the New Step. What type of exercises will help? Reversible or Not possible??





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Ive been suffering 7 years symptoms pressure head ears ringing in both popping in both things go quiet other times really loud if I move my head looks like things moving when I blow my nose they squeek cant balance in dark or see cant stand on the spot with eyes even open feel like going to fall clicking in jaw and neck lost 2 stone due to no app as feel awfull all time lost musscle due to beensat or lead down so legs weak my doc done nothing what can I do





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Dont leave house due to this so sad as 7 years no awnsers desperate to get life back and enjoy my family

im a 38 yr old female have suffered with balance issues for 3 years been passed from pillow topost was offered help of specalist but on nhs but my doctor wouldnt refer me saying it cost to much no one seems to care andthere are loads of sufferers in the uk and no research





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I also have bad headaches as well





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Hi am am women age 40yrs I have a ruptered ear am getting an operation soon to fix it I also feel dizzy tied and I have also had a single drop attack it happened in a shop I was on my own anyway my consultant said it has nothing to do with my ear so have done EEG that's normal and now am waiting for MRI results if they come back ok I don't know why I had a drop attack anyone else had this thanks





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I am 73 female in good health. In April 2015 I had cataract surgery in the right eye. 5 days ago I had the left eye done. The first surgery I had Halcion oral and FENTANAL IV. several hrs after tge 1st surgery I had projectile vomiting for 2 days and had not eaten.I had to go to emergancy for fluids and anti nasesa pills. The second surgery 5 days ago I did not use any drugs. Just local eye numbing. Im still slightly nauseous with little appetite. Both surgerys I could not walk with out support for several days. Im thinking it was not the drugs but has affected my equilibrium. I dont know what to do. As far as anyone else having this I cant find one person. If it will go away I can endure.





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Hi I also have balance issues. Seems position sense affected in legs. Have left leg weakness which improved with physio and get vestibular symptoms in busy places plus fatigue induced dizziness and veering off to the side. Had some vestibular therapy and balance retraining....





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Please help me i haven't been diagnosed with anything yet but my sytoms are dizzynrss feels as though i am goin to pass out tiredness feeling sick confused disorientated an i carnt lie down sit an get Comfty loud noises are horrid they go threw me if i turn my head to quick it spins it spins all the tym iam cryin cuz how I feel





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Your symptoms seem to indicate Menieres Disease and you need to ask your doctor for a referral to a Ear Nose and Throat specialist. There is a lot of support and medication and diet low in salt can help.

Ask about Labyrinthitis or Ear infections, Vestibular Migraine or even possibly BPPV, sounds more like one of those to me not Meniere's.

I have suffered from vertigo I believe for 5 weeks my gp gave me medication for vertigo they do not help the condition.i suffer from dizziness a thumping headache front of head , constantly spinning please can you suggest a treatment.





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My daughter was 17 having migraine and passed out doctor put her on sodium valporate which went on to cause toxicity in body since then she has been wheel chair bound she is only 19 and I am looking at any answers .it just happened overnight her neurologist now diagnosed find please help





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