If you are feeling lightheaded rather regularly this is a problem you should definitely check into.
There are many reasons why someone may feel dizzy. While this usually isn’t a cause for concern, if this is something you are dealing with regularly or if your dizziness is rather severe then it’s important that you seek medical attention. Why visit our Maysville, KY, otolaryngologist Dr. Paul Conrad for dizziness? Well, your problem could just be ear-related.
Is your dizziness accompanied by other symptoms like nausea, loss of hearing, pressure in the ears, or tinnitus (ringing in the ears)? If so, these symptoms are also something you should tell our Maysville, KY, ENT doctor about when you call. There are a variety of different conditions and disorders that can cause people to feel dizzy such as:
- Viral or bacterial infections
- Central nervous system disorders
- Vestibular disorders or inner ear problems
In order to figure out what is causing your dizziness, we will need to go through your medical history to figure out if there are any pre-existing conditions or medications you are taking that could be to blame.
Since balance is associated with the inner ear, we may also conduct a hearing test. Of course, balance isn’t just influenced by the inner ear. This system is also connected to the eyes and parts of the brain. If signals being sent to some of these areas of the body aren’t working properly this may be why you are experiencing frequent dizziness.
Vertigo is a condition that is characterized by feeling off balance. It may feel as if the world around you is spinning. These symptoms may appear randomly or you may only notice them when changing head positions. Vertigo appears when there is a problem with the inner ear. Certain conditions that can cause vertigo include:
- Benign positional vertigo
- Meniere’s disease
- Vestibular migraines
- Vestibular neuronitis (a viral infection of the vestibular nerve)
We will need to figure out the root cause before we can create a proper treatment plan. Medications and certain therapies will often be prescribed to help improve the vestibular system and to reduce the frequency and intensity of your dizziness.
Turn to ENTLC in Maysville, KY, and Flemingsburg, KY, for all of your ear, nose and throat needs. Whether you are experiencing dizziness or persistent sore throats, we can be there to provide you with the care you need.