A balance disorder is a condition that makes you feel dizzy or unsteady and can be associated with vertigo (a spinning sensation), nausea, vision problems, fatigue, tinnitus (ringing or other noise in the ears), falls and hearing loss.
If you are worried about any of these symptoms, contact your doctor.
The brain controls balance using feedback received from the inner ear, eyes, and sensors in the joints, muscles and tendons that sense position or movement. A balance disorder can be caused by conditions affecting one or more parts of this system.
The following information provides a brief explanation of the mechanisms, symptoms and causes of balance disorders, as well as balance disorder treatments, lifestyle modifications and research.
This information will help you understand balance disorders, treatment, lifestyle modifications and help you prepare for an appointment at the balance disorders clinic.