Should I Get Balance Testing?
Does the room start spinning when you move your head?
Do you often find yourself off-balance?
Dizziness can be caused by a number of things, from dehydration to medications to illness. But if you regularly feel dizzy or have other persistent symptoms such as nausea or a pounding heart you should get your balance tested.
How Do I Know If I Have a Balance Disorder? What Are the Symptoms?
Balance disorders can have a number of symptoms including:
- A sensation of floating
- Persistent dizziness
- Panic attacks
- Pounding heartbeat
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty walking
This is only a partial list. If vertigo is making your life miserable, get evaluated. You may have a balance disorder such as:
- Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
- Meniere’s Disease
- Cerebellar ataxia
- Sensory ataxia