Dizziness is a sensation of imbalance or unsteadiness. It may occur in acute or sharp attacks lasting only seconds or sometimes for several hours.
This condition may be triggered or worsened by rapid head movements, turning too quickly, walking or riding.
Our ears are involved in more than just hearing, they also help us to maintain our balance. As a result, certain disorders of the inner ear can lead to balance problems in people suffering from hearing loss.
Your doctor may refer you to a specialist in managing balance disorders in the hospital for a comprehensive diagnostic test.
The specialist will conduct or refer you for various assessments which may include:
You should see a doctor if you experience any recurrent, sudden, severe, or prolonged and unexplained dizziness or vertigo.
Get emergency medical care if you experience new, severe dizziness or vertigo along with any of the following:
Some dizziness conditions may improve as resolve over time. Within a couple of weeks, the body can sometimes adapt to the underlying condition.
When you seek treatment, your doctor will tailor it based on the cause of your condition and your symptoms. It may include medication and balance exercises. Often, prescription drugs and other treatmentsmay make your symptoms more manageable.
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