September 19, 2014

Balance Disorders Pictures, Types, Causes and Symptoms

A woman tries to keep herself balanced as she walks down a path.
A diagram of the outer, middle, and inner ear.
A man stabilizes himself with a walking cane.
What Are the Symptoms of a Balance Disorder?
Some examples of the causes of balance disorders include infections in the ear, head injuries, medications, aging, and more.
A list of common types of balance disorders.
Vertigo is a hallucination of motion that in most cases implies a disorder of the inner ear or vestibular system.
A woman suffers from benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) as she rolls over in bed.
Anatomy of the labyrinth.
A woman suffers from the symptoms of Ménière's disease.
Vertigo the primary symptom of vestibular neuronitis.
An illustration of the inner ear showing the structures affected by perilymph fistula.
Some people experience sea sickness from the rocking motion on a boat.
Mal de debarquement syndrome (MdDS) is a balance disorder in which a person feels as if he or she is continuously rocking or bobbing.
A woman takes a traditional electronystagmography (ENG) test to be evaluated for a balance disorder.
If you have a balance disorder, your doctor will evaluate if it is caused by a medical condition or medication.
A list of questions to help determine if you should seek medical attention after a dizzy spell.
Questions to ask yourself can help your doctor make a diagnosis.

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