Your Orlando Ear, Nose, and Throat specialists are experts in diagnosing and treating balance disorders. Our trained audiologists can help you to understand and improve unsteady balanced caused by inner ear issues.
Balance disorders can make you feel unsteady, dizzy, and nauseated. You may feel as though you’re moving or the world around you is spinning even when you’re not moving. Balance issues can greatly interfere with your everyday life because it can be difficult to walk or move normally. It’s also possible to be so dizzy and disorientated you fall, which can result in further injury.
Balance disorders can be caused by an infection in the ear, circulation problems, head injury, chemical imbalance, high or low blood pressure, neurological issues, and problems in the inner ear. People who are certain medications may be more likely to suffer from balance issues. Older individuals, 65 and older, are also at greater risk, especially those with low blood pressure and/or arthritis.
Your Orlando ENT specialist will perform several tests to help diagnose a balance disorder, including but not limited to:
- Hearing exam
- Eye movement test
- Blood test
- Posture exam
- MRI or CT scan
Depending on what the specialists learns about the underlying issue that is causing the balance issue, he or she may recommend a variety of treatments including but not limited to:
- Exercises and/or activities, such as the Epley maneuver
- Lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking and avoiding caffeine and alcohol
- Different medications
If you’re experiencing issues with your balance such as feelings of spinning or dizziness, please make an appointment with OrlandoENT in Orlando or Oviedo to see how we can help.