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Doctor insights on: Loss Of Balance And Coordination

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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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Coordination (Definition)

Motor coordination is the combination of body movements created with the kinematic (such as spatial direction) and kinetic (force) parameters that result in intended actions. Motor coordination is achieved when subsequent parts of the same movement, or the movements of several limbs or body parts are combined in a manner that is well timed, smooth, and efficient with respect ...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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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

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Loss Of Balance (Definition)

Loss of balance is a symptom in which a person has trouble sitting, standing, or moving around because he feels dizzy, feels like he is falling to one side, has trouble coordinating his muscle movements, is under the ...Read more