Dizziness or Imbalance
Description

Dizzy is a very vague term. Some people experience lightheadedness when they stand up or get up in the morning. Numerous medications can cause this, as well as age, poor physical condition ,etc. It is very important for the individual to pay attention to what has happened to them. Dr. Wladecki suggests trying to answer these questions prior to your visit for the imbalance problem.
Questions
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  • Is there any change in your hearing?
  • Any ringing or buzzing?
  • Is there any fullness in your ear and which one?
  • Any pain?
  • What do you See and Feel during an episode?
Be specific! Do not use the word dizzy as it has no true meaning! Describe the feeling as to what you see, how long it lasts, when does it occur and is it repeatable. The more information you can provide, the more likely a diagnosis can be made.

Evaluation
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The evaluation of an IMBALANCE problem starts with a simple History and Physical Evaluation and an Audiogram (hearing test).
Possible problems include:

  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease
  • Sudden Hearing Loss
  • Trauma
  • Heart or Blood Vessel Disease
The most important point is to be able to talk about the problem and how it makes you feel!
     

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