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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Loss Of Balance (Definition)

"Balance problems are conditions that make you feel unsteady or dizzy." ...Read more


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Is loss of balance a sign or symptom of a disease or a virus?

Is loss of balance a sign or symptom of a disease or a virus?

Can be either.: 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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Could my dad be having a mild stroke if his symptoms are shaking hands, loss of balance?

Could my dad be having a mild stroke if his symptoms are shaking hands, loss of balance?

Yes: Would take him to the hospital now. Shaking may be weakness. This maybe a warning of something bigger. Best to do everything you can now to understand what is going on and what can be done about it. ...Read more

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How long should symptoms last (loss of balance) in ramsay hunt syndrome? It's been 7 months

How long should symptoms last (loss of balance) in ramsay hunt syndrome? It's been 7 months

Too long: The acute symptoms of ramsey hunt should be over within a few weeks. What you have sounds is more a late term consequence. You should follow up with an ENT doctor and have you balance tested and then perhaps get into balance therapy. ...Read more

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Dizziness or derealization. Anxiety may be underlying cause. Past week I've been dizzy, but no loss of balance. No other symptoms, just haze like.

Dizziness or derealization. Anxiety may be underlying cause. Past week I've been dizzy, but no loss of balance. No other symptoms, just haze like.

Dizzy: Please see your family doc to rule out or identify any medical conditions. They see a mental health pro such as a clinical psychologist who specializes in mood disorders. You can learn some techniques to manage this. Peace and good health. ...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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Stroke & tpa my husband had a stroke in 2007 at the age of 56. His first symptoms although he had a headache/ vomiting, which we thought was a touch of flu, it wasn't until a few hours later that he developed double vision, numbness & loss of balance.

Stroke & tpa my husband had a stroke in 2007 at the age of 56. His first symptoms although he had a headache/ vomiting, which we thought was a touch of flu, it wasn't until a few hours later that he developed double vision, numbness & loss of balance.

?: I'm not sure your question. This does sound normal for a stroke but my greatest concern is the comparatively young age, I hope this has been well evaluated and possible problems treated to reduce the risk of recurrence. ...Read more

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Any ideas on what could present with a raised hand rash AND neurological symptoms (brain fog, tremor, loss of balance?)

Any ideas on what could present with a raised hand rash AND neurological symptoms (brain fog, tremor, loss of balance?)

Did you take: Anything for the rash that may have caused side effects like benadryl (diphenhydramine)? Did you get bit or stung by something?
Are you running a fever? Best have yourself looked at if your situation is worsening or does not resolve quickly. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations every day, but worse at night. Shortness of breath, dizziness, coughing, loss of balance and panic attacks, but normal heart rate?

Heart palpitations every day, but worse at night. Shortness of breath, dizziness, coughing, loss of balance and panic attacks, but normal heart rate?

See a doctor: You have to be evaluated by your personal physician. You need physical examination and some tests to rule out possible heart and lung disease. ...Read more

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

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 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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What can cause the chills, aches, and loss of balance?

What can cause the chills, aches, and loss of balance?

Many things: Sounds like an infectious disease is present. Loss of balance can occur directly through involvement of inner ear, brainstem, loss of position sense in feet, leg weakness (muscle aches, nerve injury). Indirect causes include generalized weakness, sleep deprivation, distraction (pain, upset stomach, malaise). ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of dizziness and loss of balance?

What is the most common cause of dizziness and loss of balance?

Dizziness cause: The most common cause of dizziness is benign positional vertigo or bppv. ...Read more

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Loss of balance whenever eyes are closed.  is this normal please?

Loss of balance whenever eyes are closed.  is this normal please?

No: Balance is maintained with proprioception, vestibular function and vision. When eyes closed, other 2 should help maintain balance. But the above problem tells, you may have proprioception related problem. Proprioception is one's ability to know one's body in space. This is a neurology problem. ...Read more

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I have loss of balance, jaw pain when exerting, and no energy?

I have loss of balance, jaw pain when exerting, and no energy?

Heart vs TMJ: See MD ASAP to check heart. If negative, see oral surgeon about possible TMJ ...Read more

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

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

Balance: Medications can cause balance problems, intracerebral problems may cause balance problems. Infections and metabolic issues can also cause these symptoms.
There are certain neurological diseases that are associated with balance problems (such as parkinson's).
The cerebellar portion of the brain is responsible for control of coordination. ...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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Do doctors see a lot of patients with loss of balance?

Yes: If loss of balance is sudden, it should be seen urgently in the er, as it may be a symptom of a stroke. If it is chronic, ask your primary care doctor about it. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have vertigo without loss of balance?

Is it possible to have vertigo without loss of balance?

Odd: Vertigo is the subjective sensation of motion in the absence thereof. I've never heard of anyone not describing that as a loss of their balance so, maybe you're not really thinking about vertigo. Please be more descriptive and we can help you more. ...Read more

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Anyone else suffer from derealization and loss of balance at the same time?

Anyone else suffer from derealization and loss of balance at the same time?

Concerning: I am going to assume you are not hyperventilating or having a cardiac rhythm problem. This makes me worry about a transient ischemic attack in the brain or a hypoglyecemic attack in prediabetes (or a few other things), and a physician's office visit is very much in order. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if I have dizziness, loss of balance, feeling of fainting etc?

Should I be concerned if I have dizziness, loss of balance, feeling of fainting etc?

See a physician: Unfortunately, there are many conditions that can cause those symptoms, from very mild (like ear infections, sinus infections, etc.) to more serious. Balance and dizziness problems are often due to conditions in the inner ear, but not always. I would absolutely recommend seeing your physician. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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What causes loss of balance and dizziness? I have had laringitis for 3 weeks not on meds of any kind

What causes loss of balance and dizziness? I have had laringitis for 3 weeks not on meds of any kind

If: If the perception of movement is rotary or spinning, this is termed vertigo and is usually reflective of an inner ear problem. Given your recent history of laryngitis, I agree with dr. Fowler that this is probably viral in origin and typically self-limiting. If the vertigo is not associated with any hearing loss, this is usually from vestibular neuronitis (inflammation around the balance nerves near the brainstem). Normally, when the brain receives simultaneous and equal input from our balance organs (semicircular canals), the two signals cancel out and we don't perceive imbalance. When one of the inputs from one ear is firing at a different rate or intensity the the brain interprets the difference as asymmetry and we experience vertigo. Hope this didn't confuse you but it is a very complicated system. ...Read more

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What could cause, dizziness, nausea, and loss of balance?

What could cause, dizziness, nausea, and loss of balance?

Many mechanisms: Would check for thyroid and anemia problems, but also blood pressure and cardiac events. The constellation of symptoms could be inner ear, and Meniere's might be considered. Some of this occurs in a whole variety of systemic illnesses, and even neurological disorders. Hard to pin down based upon this description, but a Concierge visit may help. ...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