Do you feel like the world around you is constantly spinning? Do you feel dizzy and nauseous when you roll over in bed? Are you having difficulty walking because you just can’t seem to catch your balance, especially in the dark? You may be suffering from a balance disorder.
A balance disorder is a condition that makes you feel dizzy or unsteady. Symptoms of a balance disorder can include lightheadedness, vertigo, disorientation, wooziness, unsteadiness, giddiness, or a sensation of floating, falling, spinning, or false movement. It is difficult to maintain equilibrium with a balance impairment. These symptoms can cause faintness, diarrhea, vomiting, anxiety, fear, and panic. Symptoms may come and go very quickly or last for a longer period of time. This can additionally lead to depression, decreased concentration, and fatigue. Needless to say, having issues with balance and dizziness can be debilitating and dangerous to your overall health.
Your sense of balance relies on a series of complex signals to the brain from a number of formations and organs in the inner ear which together comprise your vestibular system. A balance evaluation can help determine where a disruption may be occurring in your vestibular system. At Peachtree Hearing, you will have a complete balance evaluation to help diagnose and appropriately treat your balance disorder. The sooner a balance disorder is identified, the quicker the treatment can begin and you can start feeling better.
Causes Of Balance Disorders
There are multiple causes of balance disorders including hearing loss, genetics, a viral infection, head injury, anxiety, depression, aging, and other medical conditions. Balance problems and dizziness may also be a side effect of medications.
The Balance Test at Peachtree Hearing
We are proud of what we do and we are very proud of the help that we give our patients. In order that we give the best help possible we have invested heavily in state of the art equipment. Equipment that allows us to deliver the best balance testing experience to our patients right in Marietta, Georgia. We will undertake a comprehensive diagnostic test prescribed to your specific symptoms of imbalance. The testing uses internationally recognized best practice processes to ascertain exactly what is causing your imbalance and how to best ameliorate those symptoms.