Feeling Dizzy or Off Balance?

Dizziness is the 2nd most common complaint heard in doctors’ offices and is the #1 complaint for individuals over age 70.

Statistics reported by The National Institute of Health indicate that dizziness will occur in 69 million of the nation’s population at some point in their lives and may limit a person’s everyday living.

The vestibular (balance) system is central to a person’s core functioning, a damaged or diseased vestibular system, short-term or long-term, can affect how a person feels and how they are able to perform day-to-day activities.

Vestibular Disorder Symptoms:

  • Vertigo and Dizziness
  • Imbalance & Spatial Disorientation
  • Vision Disturbance
  • Problems Concentrating
  • Hearing Changes
  • Headaches and/or Migraines
  • Cognitive and/or Psychological Changes

Vertigo: A spinning or whirling sensation, which feels like the person or world is moving when it’s not. Symptoms can be present while sitting still, in specific positions or with movement. Sometimes vertigo is severe enough to cause nausea, vomiting or imbalance.

Dizziness: A lightheaded, unsteadiness, floating, faintness or rocking sensation. The sensation of being heavily weighted to one side or being pulled in one direction.

Risks of Balance Disorders:

  • Higher Risk of Falling
  • Confusion / Overwhelmed
  • Risk to Personal Safety

Getting an accurate diagnosis for vestibular disorders are not easy to diagnose. On average, a patient can see 4 to 5 doctors before being referred for the appropriate testing with an audiologist and receiving a proper diagnosis. A detailed medical history and several types of tests are required, including hearing, balance and vision. Obtaining a proper diagnosis is required in order to treat the vertigo or dizzy symptoms appropriately and effectively.

If you feel dizzy or disoriented, stop immediately and consult with an audiologist. Do not prolong your suffering. Audiologists can confirm the cause of the vestibular symptoms and will work with physicians to create a treatment plan that will provide relief and help patients function normally again. The goal is to help you stay active and continue living a healthy lifestyle!

Call us at (972) 733-3344, visit us online at www.AdvancedHearingCenter.com or send an email to info@advancedhearingcenter.com. Services provided at our Dallas and Grapevine locations.

Submitted By: Advanced Hearing Center

Phone Number: (972) 733-3344

Website: www.AdvancedHearingCenter.com