Dizziness and Balance Disorder Treatment
Dizziness will occur in 70% of the nation’s population at sometime in their lives.
Dizziness, or loss of balance, is the second most common complaint heard in doctors’ offices. The National Institute of Health statistics indicate that dizziness will occur in 70% of the nation’s population at sometime in their lives. Although very common, acute or chronic problems with balance may indicate serious health risks and limit a person’s everyday living.
Balance disorders may be described in two categories. The first is dizziness, vertigo, or motion intolerance that may occur in acute or sharp attacks lasting only seconds or some times for hours. This may be caused or worsened by rapid head movements, turning too quickly, or while walking. The second is a sense of imbalance, unsteadiness, or what some people refer to as a loss of surefootedness.
The first step to getting better is the proper diagnosis. According to the National Institute of Health, 85% of all equilibrium problems can be directly related to an inner ear disorder. The following sections discuss the various inner ear disorders that cause dizziness.