Balance Problems

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is a balance disorder?
  2. How common are balance disorders?
  3. Why is it important to have good balance?
  4. What are the symptoms of a balance problem?
  5. What types of balance disorders are there?
  6. How can balance disorders affect an older person?
  7. What causes balance disorders?
  8. Can medications cause balance problems?
  9. If my medication is causing a balance problem, what should I do?
  10. How can I prevent infections that cause balance problems?
  11. When should I seek help for a balance disorder?
  12. What kind of medical professional can treat a balance disorder?
  13. How can I best talk to my doctor about a balance problem?
  14. What options do I have for treating a balance disorder?
  15. Can diet and lifestyle changes help with a balance disorder?
  16. Are there exercises that can help with a balance disorder?
  17. What treatments are available for BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo)?
  18. What treatments are available for Ménière's disease?
  19. What research is being done to help treat and prevent balance disorders?

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