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  Balance Disorders
A balance disorder is a disturbance that causes an individual to feel unsteady, giddy, woozy, or have a sensation of movement, spinning, or floating.
Peripheral vestibular disorder, a disturbance in the labyrinth.
Diagnosis of a balance disorder is complicated because there are many kinds of balance disorders and because other medical conditions--including ear infections, blood pressure changes, and some vision problems--and some medications may contribute to a balance disorder.
www.nidcd.nih.gov /health/balance/balance_disorders.asp   (2064 words)

  Balance disorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A balance disorder is a disturbance that causes an individual to feel unsteady, giddy, woozy, or have a sensation of movement, spinning, or floating.
Peripheral vestibular disorder, a disturbance in the labyrinth.
One option includes treatment for a disease or disorder that may be contributing to the balance problem, such as ear infection, stroke, or multiple sclerosis.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Balance_disorder   (2338 words)

 Hendrick Center for Rehabilitation
Balance is the ability to maintain an upright position regardless of activity.
Many balance disorders occur from damage to the vestibular system which is located in the inner ear.
Balance therapy is given in 30 minute sessions, one to three times a week.
www.ehendrick.org /rehab/balance.htm   (788 words)

 Treatments for Balance and Dizziness Disorders | Neurosurgery for Tremor and Pain   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Balance (or vestibular) problems are reported in about 9 percent of the population who are 65 years of age or older.
Balance disorders may also lead to other problems including fatigue, difficulty walking, or disinterest in everyday and leisure activities.
Diagnosis of a balance disorder is complicated because there are many kinds of balance disorders and because other medical conditions--including ear infections, blood pressure changes, and some vision problems--and some medications may contribute to a balance disorder.
www.theworstpain.com /balanceanddizziness.html   (963 words)

 Meniere's Disease
Mnire's (pronounced "men-years") disease is a disorder of the inner...
Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear affecting balance...
Meniere's disease is a disorder of the inner ear affecting balance and hearing, characterized by abnormal sensation of movement (vertigo), dizziness, loss of hearing in one or both ears, and noises or ringing in the ear (tinnitus).
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 Ear Related Problems
A balance disorder causes the person to feel light headed or unsteady, giddy, or have a feeling of spinning or floating.
Most balance disorders originate in the ear, as this is where one finds labyrinth and vestibule.
Balance disorders can be Peripheral vestibular disorder, Central vestibular disorder, Systemic disorder or Vascular disorder.
www.fitnesshigh.com /topics.php?topic_id=46&topic=Balance+Disorder   (893 words)

 BALANCE Bipolar Disorder FAQs
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depressive illness, is characterised by recurrent episodes of mania and major depression.
There is no physical test to diagnose bipolar disorder and so the diagnosis is made on the basis of the nature and course of the symptoms The diagnosis is based on an episode of mania (see above) or hypomania (where symptoms are similar to manic symptoms but less severe).
In its early stages, bipolar disorder may be difficult to recognise, and may appear to be a different kind of problem.
cebmh.warne.ox.ac.uk /balance/faqs.html   (514 words)

 deseretnews.com | Most common balance disorder is easy to correct
The most common balance disorder is the easiest to fix — which is good news for the millions of Americans who periodically have trouble knowing which way is up.
Doctors have known about the crystals for centuries, but only in the past dozen years has anyone realized that some of the crystals break off and can wander into one of the ear's semicircular canals, causing a mix-up in the brain's ability to understand where we are as we move through the world.
National studies, he says, have found that 75 to 80 percent of persons with balance problems are good candidates for balance therapy, and 80 to 90 percent of those people "show a significant reduction in balance disability and symptoms" following proper treatment.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,635206886,00.html   (572 words)

 Estrogen-Balance for estrogen dominance
Estrogen Balance® supports improved estrogen metabolism leading to an optimal ratio of "good" to "bad" estrogen metabolites, which results in a greatly decreased risk of getting cancer as well as improved prostate and cardiovascular health.
The key to the effectiveness of Estrogen Balance® is it's unique combination of D.I.M. Quercetin and Flax Seed together, which work synergistically and with greatly increased overall bioavailbility.
To understand why Estrogen Balance® is such a vital supplement for all of us to take, it is important to understand why "estrogen dominance" happens and why it is such an unhealthy condition for both men and women.
www.estrogen-balance.com   (3075 words)

 Balance » Blog Archive » Digital balance
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balance.annbryant.net /2006/6/17/digital-balance   (774 words)

 Balance disorders in seniors
Balance disorders are caused by several different conditions.
Balance disorders may also be caused by heart problems, head injury, medication, or problems with blood circulation.
For example, if the balance disorder is caused by medication, the doctor may change the type of medication or lower the dosage of the medication.
www.mamashealth.com /senior/balance.asp   (430 words)

 The Balance Center: Anxiety and Dizziness
The successful treatment of a balance disorder is dependent on the precise identification of the cause of the disorder.
In this case, one of the manifestations of the psychologic disorder is dizziness, usually of a fairly nonspecific variety.
It is important for the patient to realize that psychological disorders may coexist with these physical conditions and may, in fact, be responsible for the majority of the patient's symptoms.
www.pennhealth.com /ent/balance/hi/anxiety.html   (711 words)

 Balance disorder - Questionz.net , answers to all your questions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Some of the symptoms a person with a balance disorder may experience are: * A sensation of dizziness or vertigo (spinning).
Balance disorders can be due to problems in any of four areas: * Peripheral vestibular disorder, a disturbance in the labyrinth.
Some of the more common balance disorders are: * Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)--a brief, intense sensation of vertigo that occurs because of a specific positional change of the head.
www.questionz.net /Medical_Terms/Balance_disorder.html   (1977 words)

 Loyola University Health System - The Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery - Hearing & Balance Center   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At the Hearing and Balance Center of Loyola University Health System, you will find an experienced group of specialty physicians who are focused on one task: managing the medical and surgical treatment of balance disorders.
A balance disorder can be caused by a number of conditions that affect a wide variety of our body’s systems - abnormalities in the inner ear, decreased blood circulation in the brain, trauma, or infection.
As a result, balance disorders are best treated by a group of collaborating physicians from a range of specialties.
www.luhs.org /depts/otolaryn/1a_balance.html   (966 words)

 Angelman syndrome: Encyclopedia of Genetic Disorders
Individuals with AS have a balance disorder, causing unstable and jerky movements.
Physical and occupational therapy may improve the disordered, unbalanced movements typical of AS.
Children with a severe balance disorder may require special supportive chairs.
health.enotes.com /genetic-disorders-encyclopedia/angelman-syndrome   (1604 words)

 Balance disorder clinic offers unique services: Health Reports: UI Health Care
UI Health Care recently opened a balance disorders clinic, one of the few in the country.
Fattal explained that a person's balance system is located in the ears, which send signals to an integrating center in the brain.
Fattal says the risk for dizziness rises with age because of three factors: a higher tendency for loose stones; deteriorating hearing, vision, and foot sensations; and a less stable vestibular system, which involves the inner ear and its connection to the brain.
www.uihealthcare.com /reports/neurology/011217balance.html   (502 words)

 Northwest Texas Healthcare System : Balance Disorders
Although they are more common in older people, balance disorders affect people of all ages.
Balance depends on messages sent to the brain by our eyes, muscles, joints and vestibular system(inner ear).
Our goal at The Balance Center is to help patients strengthen weaknesses in their balance systems or develop other abilities to compensate for those weaknesses.
www.nwtexashealthcare.com /p2504.html   (269 words)

 Balance Disorder and Vestibular Rehabilitation Program - Sharp HealthCare in San Diego
Vestibular disorders are responsible for 85 percent of dizziness complaints in patients.
In patients with chronic balance problems, only vestibular rehabilitation has shown to improve balance function and performance when compared to medical therapy or general exercise.
Program goals are to reduce or eliminate dizziness and vertigo, improve balance and gait skills, prevent falls, and return individuals to recreation, work or vocational rehabilitation.
www.sharp.com /services/index.cfm?id=693   (326 words)

 Motek Medical Caren Balance Disorder
Some 40 European clinics have a specialized therapeutic program, based on cause related classification of balance disorders, but there is no network communicative protocol available to exchange medical experiences on used equipment and procedures.
The virtual exercises relate to situations in which 3D objects are displayed in real time speed while their position and orientation have to be traced by the patient suffering from balance or coordination disorder.
Each pair will be composed of a healthy person and a patient with balance disorder but the individuals have to correspond to one another in weight, posture, age and other medical relevant data.
www.e-motek.com /medical/press/vmw-jul98.htm   (603 words)

 Information on vestibular balance disorders (causing dizziness, vertigo, lightheadedness, or motion sickness) produced ...
The cause of a balance disorder may be a well-defined anatomical condition, or simply a psychological reaction to an unpleasant life event.
By the same token, when the balance system is not functioning, one can usually trace the problem back to a disorder of one of the three sensory systems or the data processor (brain).
In elderly individuals, there is often narrowing of the blood vessels to the brain (hardening of the arteries or arteriosclerosis) or decreased blood flow from the heart (e.g., with heart failure).
www.medicinenet.com /vestibular_balance_disorders/page2.htm   (1264 words)

 vertigo   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A balance disorder is a disturbance that causes an individual to feel unsteady, giddy, woozy,
and disorders of the ear, nose, throat, head, and neck, with expertise in balance disorders.
to assess the cause and extent of the disruption of balance.
www.info4dumbbells.com /vertigo.html   (759 words)

 Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong -- Pediatric Audiology - Balance and dizziness
Most balance disorders stem from a problem or injury of the inner ear.
Problems with balance and dizziness are commonly called vestibular disorders because they are regulated by the vestibular system—a tiny network of fluid-filled tubes and sacs in the labyrinth of each inner ear.
Balance disorders, including dizziness, can stem from a variety of causes.
stronghealth.com /services/childrens/Conditions/BalanceDizziness.cfm   (477 words)

 Newport Mesa -Vertigo & Balance Disorder
How we control our balance is a complex process involving many different parts of the body.
Balance disorders can be caused by numerous medical problems.
Depending on the diagnosis, treatment may involve sophisticated, multi-disciplinary methods or simpler approaches such as techniques for curing benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), and treating Meniere’s Disease and migraine, as well as new approaches to vestibular rehabilitation and therapy.
www.dizziland.com /Vertigo.html   (243 words)

 Vertigo/Balance Disorders Information ~ APSFA
The cause of BPPV is not known, although it may be caused by an inner ear infection, head injury, or aging.
In this test, each ear is flushed with warm and then cool water, usually one ear at a time; the amount of nystagmus resulting is measured.
However, organizations that reproduce NIDCD publications should cite the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders as a part of the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as the source.
www.apsfa.org /vertigo.htm   (2283 words)

 Balance Disorder Center of New Jersey - About Dr. Cinberg
Patients who come to the Balance Disorder Center of New Jersey typically have two comments about its director.
He is also acknowledged as a pioneer in New Jersey in applying medicines directly to the inner ear to treat dizziness and sudden hearing loss.
Mission: To provide a resource center for people who have had their lives diminished because of dizziness, poor balance or sudden hearing loss where their problem and the treatment options are analyzed in a comprehensive and caring manner.
www.balancecontrol.com /about.htm   (526 words)

 shaynamaydle's homepage....Balance and Bleeding Disorders
Anyone who has a balance disorder of any type should also watch their salt intake.
My balance disorder is compounded by the fact that I have a bleeding disorder called platelet pool disorder.
Although I have had the disorder since birth and have seen many hemotologist over the years it was very hard to actually put a name on my disorder.
www.angelfire.com /me4/shaynamaydle/balancebleeding.html   (1290 words)

 Medical Dictionary: Vascular balance disorder - WrongDiagnosis.com
Vascular balance disorder: Type of or association with medical condition Balance disorders.
Vascular balance disorder: Vascular balance disorder is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database: Balance disorders
Balance disorders (medical condition): Various disorders impairing the body's sense of balance.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /medical/vascular_balance_disorder.htm   (161 words)

 Balance Disorder Booklet
Dizziness and Balance Disorders: Evaluation and Treatment gives insight into the classifications, causes, and rehabilitation options for dizziness and balance disorders.
The prevalence and debilitating nature of balance disorders calls for a rethinking in the diagnosis and treatment of these patients.
The commonly used equation of “dizziness equals inner ear disorder equals vestibular suppressant” needs to be refigured.
www.micromedical.com /book.htm   (314 words)

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