Balance & Dizziness
Dizziness is a feeling of lightheadedness and unsteadiness. It's common for people to feel dizzy when they stand up too fast, but it can also be a symptom of an underlying condition. Balance is the ability to maintain your body's center of gravity over your feet. If you are experiencing dizziness, spinning, or unsteadiness, you might be experiencing a balance disorder. H2 Health network provides you with the highest quality balance and dizziness care. Our physicians will work with you to get your balance back.
Conditions We Treat
Your sense of balance is controlled by your inner ear, eyes, muscles, and joints. Problems with any of these can lead to dizziness and balance problems. Dizziness can be caused by several different factors, and the physicians at H2 Health will provide you with the right solutions. Some of the causes of dizziness and balance issues include:
- Anemia – Low blood perfusion to the brain may affect your consciousness and balance, leading to dizziness
- Dehydration – Not being properly hydrated is one of the most common causes of dizziness. Dehydration decreases blood volume, leading to dizziness.
- Low blood sugar – Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar occurs if you have fasted for prolonged periods or if you are taking anti-diabetic drugs or insulin. Hypoglycemia is a very common cause of dizziness, especially in the elderly.
- Trauma to the brain – If you have experienced any brain injury or trauma, you might experience dizziness. This could be due to damage to some of the neurons in your brain.
Balance problems are often caused by vestibular disorders, which affect the inner ear. The vestibular apparatus is located in your skull and is a highly specialized and unique system of canals. The semi-circular canals that make up this system are filled with fluid and receptors that sense changes in the position of your head or body. Additionally, there are other nerves that connect your eyes to this system to maintain perfect balance.
Balance disorders can be caused by many conditions affecting the ears, brain, or eyes. H2 Health centers are located in many states and can help you restore your balance by treating:
- Infections – Ear infections can damage the vestibular apparatus and distort balance.
- Meniere's disease – Meniere's disease can lead to episodes of vertigo, a sensation of spinning, ringing in the ears, and hearing loss.
- Head injury – Head injuries may damage the connection between the brain and the ears, and the brain and the eyes. Any disruption in these signals can be responsible for problems with balance.
- Aging processes – Aging decreases the capacity of your brain and vestibular apparatus to sense changes in posture and movements. Moreover, elderly people might suffer from low blood sugar and electrolyte imbalances. Collectively, they are at a greater risk of balance disorders.
While balance disorders can be uncomfortable, they are often treatable. With the proper diagnosis and treatment, many people can regain their sense of balance and live symptom-free lives.
H2 Health is the perfect place to come for physiotherapy if you're experiencing balance or dizziness problems. Our team of experts will work with you to assess the cause of your symptoms and develop a customized treatment plan. We offer a wide range of services, including vestibular rehabilitation, balance training, and education on how to manage your condition. We also have a balance and dizziness center where you can come for help with vertigo, positional vertigo, disequilibrium, and other balance disorders. No matter what's causing your balance or dizziness problems, H2 Health can help. Give us a call today at (800) 699-9395 or schedule an appointment online. Find an H2 Health clinic near you, click here.