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
  • Nausea
  • 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)
  • Labyrinthitis
  • Meniere’s Disease
  • Cerebellar ataxia
  • Sensory ataxia