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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Loss Of Balance (Overview)

"Balance problems are conditions that make you feel unsteady or dizzy." REF: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/balance-problems/home/ovc-20166187


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What are the reasons that causes loss of balance or equalibrium?

What are the reasons that causes loss of balance or equalibrium?

Cause balance loss: There are many reasons you can lose your balance or equilibrium. These include vision loss, nerve damage in legs, muscle weakness, arthritis, spinal cord problems, medication side effects, brain disorders, and inner ear problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
160 doctors shared insights

Loss Of Balance (Overview)

"Balance problems are conditions that make you feel unsteady or dizzy." REF: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/balance-problems/home/ovc-20166187


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What does migraine fainting spells dizziness back pain loss of balance muscle weakness and arrhythmia mean?

What does migraine fainting spells dizziness back pain loss of balance muscle weakness and arrhythmia mean?

You need a doctor: That's a lot of things that a doctor would call "red flags." that means that some of that suggests at least the possibility of serious problems. If you haven't had a comprehensive evaluation for your symptoms, you need one. I'd start with an internal medicine doctor and let them refer you to specialists as needed. ...Read more

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Mri shows lacunar infarct in left thalmus according to physician. No major symptoms. H/a, dizziness, loss of balance. Do i need to be treated for this?

Mri shows lacunar infarct in left thalmus according to physician. No major symptoms. H/a, dizziness, loss of balance. Do i need to be treated for this?

Perhaps: Real question to be discerned is why do you, at age 21 have signs of a stroke? Is it old related to a childhood issue, or newer. Do you have a hematological issue such as sickle cell, or do you have a hereditary problem with homocysteine, such as mthfr. Is there a cardiac problem such as a lingering vsd, or pfo? In other words, is there a future risk? Get answers and even additional opinions. ...Read more

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I've got extreme headaches, loss of balance, memory loss. Had MRI that showed abnormality in cerebral cortex. Treatment? Pain is debilitating!

I've got extreme headaches, loss of balance, memory loss. Had MRI that showed abnormality in cerebral cortex. Treatment? Pain is debilitating!

Need more info: In order to give you a more informed answer, i would need more information about what you mean when you say there is an abnormality in the cerebral cortex. This could benign or something serious. Treatment depends upon the etiology. ...Read more

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What kind of disorder causes drop foot, loss of balance, twitching, tremors, dizziness and can be completely cured by taking a benzodiazepine?

What kind of disorder causes drop foot, loss of balance, twitching, tremors, dizziness and can be completely cured by taking a benzodiazepine?

An anxiety disorder: Plus or minus conversion disorder can give you all the above symptoms--and I have seen several people with such presentations. You may want to treat with a good psychiatrist who can provide long-term treatment without resorting to benzodiazepines, though. There are significant problems with benzodiazepines, especially if one uses them long-term. Take care. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get loss of balance, or is it unusual?

Unusual: Loss of balance is a symptom not a diagnosis it could be due to a variety of conditions some relatively common such as a fall in blood pressure on rising due to low muscle tone , dehydration anemia etc to more significant problems like cerebellar disorders, drug side effects, metabolic problems such as low sugar and ear disease. ...Read more

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Is there a name for blacking out suddenly? It's often accompanied with loud ringing for a moment, light headedness and a loss in balance. Few seconds at most and is often triggered by temp changes

Is there a name for blacking out suddenly? It's often accompanied with loud ringing for a moment, light headedness and a loss in balance. Few seconds at most and is often triggered by temp changes

Syncope vs vertigo : If you totally lose consciousness, it is called syncope. If you lose partial or have altered consciousness, it could be caused by a number of things. Make an appointment with a neurologist ASAP to be evaluated and treated. Have someone else drive for you or take a taxi till you are cleared to drive safely. ...Read more

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What are the reasons that causes loss of balance or equalibrium?

Cause balance loss: There are many reasons you can lose your balance or equilibrium. These include vision loss, nerve damage in legs, muscle weakness, arthritis, spinal cord problems, medication side effects, brain disorders, and inner ear problems. ...Read more

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What are the common causes of loss of balance?

What are the common causes of loss of balance?

Infection, infarct.: Loss of balance can occur due to inner ear problems or due to specific lesions in the brain (the cerebellum). These problems can arise from viral infections or malignancies or infarcts. The best thing to do is to not attempt to self diagnose but to see your primary physician or a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get loss of balance, or is it unusual?

Unusual: Loss of balance is a symptom not a diagnosis it could be due to a variety of conditions some relatively common such as a fall in blood pressure on rising due to low muscle tone , dehydration anemia etc to more significant problems like cerebellar disorders, drug side effects, metabolic problems such as low sugar and ear disease. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Loss of balance?

What is the definition or description of: Loss of balance?

Loss of balance: "Balance problems are conditions that make you feel unsteady or dizzy." REF: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/balance-problems/home/ovc-20166187 ...Read more

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Loss of balance when standing up or sitting down, what causes it at 90?

One possibility.: The loss of balance may actually be a pre- fainting spell. As we get older the bodies ability to fight gravity is decreased. As a result the blood vessels do not contract as rapidly and if you stand quickly they will not be able to respond and push blood against gravity. This will cause a transient decrease in blood flow to the brain and make one unsteady. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have loss of balance when getting up from lying down for 2 days?

Is it possible to have loss of balance when getting up from lying down for 2 days?

Yes, possibly.: The loss of balance may actually be a pre- fainting spell. After lying down for 2 days the bodies ability to fight gravity is decreased. As a result the blood vessels do not contract as rapidly and if you stand quickly they will not be able to respond and push blood against gravity. This will cause a transient decrease in blood flow to the brain and make one unsteady. ...Read more

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What causes vision black out and loss of balance?

What causes vision black out and loss of balance?

Vertebrobasilar art?: Transient obscurations of vision, especially on rapid standing, can cause a bilateral dimming of vision with lightheadedness. The cerebellum is a balance control center and is located in an area of the brain near the visual cortex. A vertebrobasilar artery occlusion could cause both symptoms. A neuro-ophthalmologist can check your mri. ...Read more

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I have abnormal gait and loss of balance at times. I also lean to my right. What could I have?

I have abnormal gait and loss of balance at times. I also lean to my right. What could I have?

Gait and balance: Problems sound significant, and you can start with your pcp. The differntial includes neurological problems of the central nervous system, benign but serious, to malignant. You will likely get a visit to a neurologst, for a formal neurological exam, before an mri, but the exam directs what to study, and if other things are first. ...Read more

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Are there any psychological conditions which can cause loss of balance and motor function issues? All physical tests came back negative.

Are there any psychological conditions which can cause loss of balance and motor function issues? All physical tests came back negative.

Yes, anxiety: disorder can manifest in sensor-motor symptoms. Please make sure to get a second opinion on the physical symptoms however. Are you being treated for anxiety disorder? Chinese practices such as qigong and/or tai chi can help w/balance and stress management. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Jed Kwartler
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Balance Problems (Definition)

Balance problems is a symptom in which a person has trouble staying in a steady position when sitting, ...Read more