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Loss Of Balance

Loss Of Balance

 

Loss of Balance: is common among the elderly. The main symptoms are feeling of dizzy, spinning, and floating.

Loss of Balance: is common among the elderly. The main symptoms are feeling of dizzy, spinning, blurred vision and floating.

This is quite common in the elderly and some other medical conditions.

Balance problems are conditions that make you feel unsteady or dizzy. Take for an example, if you are standing, sitting or lying down, you might feel as if you are moving, spinning or floating. If you are walking, you might suddenly feel as if you are tipping over or generally unsteady.

Many body systems are involved in the proper function foe the balance and coordination of the body movement— including your muscles, bones, joints, vision, the balance organ in the inner ear, nerves, heart and blood vessels — must work normally and in uni-some for you to have normal balance. When these systems aren’t functioning well, you can experience balance problems.

Many medical conditions can cause balance problems. However, most balance problems result from issues in your balance end-organ in the inner ear (vestibular system).

 

Loss of Balance: is common among the elderly

Loss of Balance: is common among the elderly

 

 

What causes the poor balance? A simple list of 20 possible conditions

 

Balance problems cause dizziness and make you feel as though you’re spinning or moving when you’re actually standing or sitting still. As a result, you may not feel well, and this may interfere with your daily life. Balance issues can lead to falls, which… Read more

 

 

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

  1. Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disorder. It is one of the most common cause of loss of balance and coordination in aging. It first presents with problems of movement. Smooth and coordinated muscle movements of the body are made possible by a substance in the brain called the dopamine. As we age, some individual produces less and less dopamine causing the movement disorder needed for proper balancing and coordination.

 

2. Labyrinthitis 

Labyrinthitis is an inner ear infection or inflammatory disorder in which a nerve that detects head movement becomes inflamed. Symptoms include giddiness, dizziness, vertigo, and nausea and even vomiting in more severe cases.

Loss of Balance: is common among the elderly. The main cause is due to dysfynction of inner ear where semicircular canal is involved.

Loss of Balance: is common among the elderly. The main cause is due to dysfynction of inner ear where semicircular canal is involved.

 

 

3. Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal column narrows and starts compressing the spinal cord. This process is typically gradual. The end result is decreased blood supply to the spinal cord and causes the loss of balance.

4. Stroke Overview

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A stroke (is a “brain attack” analogy quite like a heart attack) is a medical emergency in which part of the brain is deprived of oxygen, just like a heart is deprived of oxygen after heart vessel blockage. This occurs when an artery that supplies oxygenated blood to the brain becomes damaged and brain cells begin to die.

 

5. Middle Ear Infection

A middle ear infection (otitis media), occurs when a virus or bacteria causes the area behind the eardrum to become inflamed. It is most common in children. Common causes are due to pricking, insect, foreign body and water inside the canal causing infection.

 

6. Intracerebral Hemorrhage

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) is when blood suddenly bursts into brain tissue, causing damage to the brain. Instead of blockage in a stroke, bleeding in the brain also cause stroke when blood from the bleeder clotted hindering the oxygen delivery. The increased tamponade or pressure effect on the brain cause shifting of the branin tissue. Symptoms usually appear suddenly during ICH.

 

7. Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects the central nervous system. The immune system attack its own nervous system causing damages and disablity.MS can cause varying symptoms that appear with a wide range of severity, from mild discomfort to complete disability.

 

8. Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical spondylosis, also known as cervical osteoarthritis or neck arthritis, is an age-related condition that affects the joints and discs in your neck. The limited neck movement and the pain may cause loss of balance.

 

9. Beriberi

Beriberi is a term used for vitamin B1, or thiamine, deficiency. Vitamin B1 is found in foods like milk, beans, vegetables, meat, and whole grains. Nutreiet deficiency of B1 is nowaday quite rare unless in very poor country in SOuth Asia or Africa.

 

10. Brain Tumor

A brain tumor is a collection or mass of abnormal cells in your brain. A brain tumor can be cancerous (malignant) or non-cancerous (benign). The tumor mass pressing on the brain cause it damage and dysfunction.

 

11. Post Concussion Syndrome

Post-concussion syndrome, or post-concussive syndrome (PCS), refers to the lingering symptoms following a concussion or a mild traumatic brain injury. Symptoms vary but include headache, dizziness, and depression. Some people recover fast while other may have prolonged spell of symptom.

 

12. Vertebrobasilar Circulatory Disorder

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Vertebrobasilar circulatory disorders are a group of diseases in which not enough blood is supplied to the back of the brain. The decreased supply of adequate blood and oxygen to the brain causes loss of balance.

 

13. Skull Fractures

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

 

A skull fracture is any break in the cranial bone, or the skull. It can result in bleeding, bruising, pain, and swelling. Less severe symptoms include headache, nausea, confusion, and blurred vision. The trauma on the skull may also cause bleeding within the contained skull. When this happens, the clot may press on the brain tissue causing pressure or shift of structure disturbibg it to function normally.

 

14. Acute Mountain Sickness

Acute mountain sickness, or altitude sickness, is a condition that occurs when your body can’t adjust or acclimatize to a high level of altitude. This usually happen because the climber ascend the mountain too fast without adequate time for the body to acclimatize. Usually the blood could not carry sufficient oxygen to the brain causing giddiness.

 

The followings are rarer causes of loss of balance

15. Guillain-Barre Syndrome

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Guillain-Barre syndrome is a rare but serious autoimmune disorder. An infectious disease, like the stomach flu or a lung infection, usually triggers it.

 

16. Neurofibromatosis (NF2)

Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2) is a disorder that causes tumors to form on nerves in the brain and spinal cord.

 

17. Neuroblastoma

 

Neuroblastoma is a rare cancer that affects the sympathetic nervous system, usually in young children.

 

18. Legionnaires’ Disease

Legionnaires’ disease is a severe type of pneumonia, or lung infection. Learn about its symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.

 

19. Kuru

Kuru is a neurological disease contracted through cannibalism of the dead during funeral rites.

 

20. Brain Cancer

Brain cancer is rare. Learn more about the different types of brain cancer and its symptoms.

 

 

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