Category: Dizziness

Dizziness And Lightheadedness: ENT Doctor

Dizziness is an inappropriate term used frequently to describe various related sensations, such as

  • Failure (feeling faint)
  • Stunning
  • Disequilibrium (feeling of losing balance or stability)
  • A vague feeling of disorientation or staggering
  • Dizziness (a false sensation of movement)

Dizzy individuals may also experience nausea and vomiting, balance difficulties, and/or trouble walking. Some experience rhythmic eye contraction (nystagmus) during a dizziness episode.

Common Causes

Although some may overlap, the causes of dizziness can tentatively be divided into causes with and without vertigo.

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
  • Vestibular neuronite
  • labyrinthitis
  • Vestibular migraine

The most common causes of dizziness- free dizziness include:

  • Effects of drugs
  • Multifactorial causes

If the dizziness persists for a long time, some subjects benefit from physiotherapy, which helps them manage the altered sense of balance. Therapists can also recommend such strategies.

  • Avoid movements that can trigger dizziness, such as looking up or bending over
  • Store items on easily accessible levels
  • Get up slowly while sitting or lying down
  • Shake hands and flex your feet before standing up
  • Learn exercises that combine eye, head and body movements to help prevent dizziness
  • Do physiotherapy and exercises to strengthen the muscles and maintain autonomous walking for as long as possible
  • Undergo vestibular rehabilitation therapy (a specialized form of physiotherapy aimed at the symptoms of central and peripheral vestibular dysfunction)

With age, many factors make dizziness and dizziness more frequent. The organs involved in balance, in particular the structures of the inner ear, work less well. It becomes more difficult to see in soft light. The body mechanisms that control blood pressure respond more slowly (for example, when standing up). Older people are also more likely to take drugs that cause dizziness.

Although they are unpleasant at any age, dizziness and dizziness cause particular problems for older people, fragile people run a higher risk of falling if dizzy. Even if they don't fall, the fear of falling often greatly affects your ability to perform daily activities.

Even more than the young, the elderly with dizziness or dizziness can benefit from general physiotherapy and exercises to strengthen the muscles, which will help them preserve their autonomy. Physiotherapists can also provide important safety information for elderly or disabled people in order to help them prevent falls.