What Does Dizziness Really Mean?

Comprehensive Dizziness Treatment by Dr. Light’s Experienced Team in Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach and Throughout Florida

DizzinessDo you suffer from extreme dizziness and don’t understand the reason why? Your life is just not the same as it used to be. You are unable to function the way you used to physically, socially, or mentally. You feel frustrated, and like you are at the end of your rope, and don’t know what to do to deal with the dizziness.

Does this sound like you?

If so, then read on for more information on what could be causing your dizziness.

Your Inner Ear

Vertigo TreatmentDid you know that the ears are far more important to your well being than you may realize? In fact, ears do more than just equip you for hearing. If you are experiencing frequent dizziness, oftentimes it is attributed to problems with the inner ear. Your inner ear is like a GPS device, helping you to balance and position. It helps control your movement and keep you level to the location of the earth—or you would be walking upside down!

The Problems

Your brain and inner ear work hand in hand to make your life easier – maintaining your balance and allowing you to hear. When this dynamic is disrupted, it creates other health issues such as:

  • Vertigo
  • Migraine Headache
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Inner Ear Inflammation
  • Meniere’s Disease

When information is not transmitted appropriately from the inner ear to the brain, then you will find yourself in a ‘vertigo’ mode. What is vertigo? It is commonly known to result due to dizziness. You can also experience other symptoms with vertigo such as:
Acoustic Neuroma Dizziness Specialist

  • Headaches
  • Light sensitivity
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ear
  • Pain in the ears or eyes
  • Nausea
  • Confusion
  • Numbness or clumsiness
  • Fainting spells

Are you experiencing any of these things? If yes, you may want to see an ENT. Don’t let the situation get out of hand. Get medical help today!

Some of the main areas we serve can be found below:

  • West Palm Beach
  • Boynton Beach
  • Boca Raton

Other Resulting Issues

There are other problems that influence dizziness and our doctor will be able to provide a deeper insight. However, here are some of the issues that you could be faced with:

  • Migraine Headache
  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo
  • Inner Ear Inflammation
  • Meniere’s Disease

Acoustic Neuroma

While this is a medical term that you may not be familiar with, let’s try to simplify this for you. At times, benign or non-life threatening growths called Acoustic Neuroma might develop in the body. This growth is generally located on the nerve that connects the brain and inner ear. It can cause stress to the nerves and subsequently results in difficulties with transmission.

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)At times, tiny particles of crystallized calcium might break off into the inner ear. If these fragments get into the wrong section of the inner ear, it can result in dizzy spells. However, the good news is that these spells usually don’t last for very long, but still need medical attention to diagnose and treat appropriately.

Inner Ear Inflammation

Inner Ear InflammationIf you have an inner ear infection, you will experience inflammation and pain. Subsequently, if not treated, you will also feel pressure on your nerves, which will cause dizziness.

Migraine Headache

You may also find yourself having severe migraine headaches known as vestibular migraines, which do not necessarily occur simultaneously with Vertigo and for that reason, it is sometimes intricate to diagnose.

Meniere’s Disease

Meniere's DiseaseIn contrast to BPPV and other conditions, Meniere’s disease causes long periods of dizziness. These will usually last for up to an hour at a time. In addition to dizziness, you may have other symptoms such as loss of hearing, a feeling of fullness in the ear or ringing in the ear. With medication, symptoms can be reduced.

Get Rid of Your Dizziness and Contact Dizziness Specialist

Migraine HeadachesIf left untreated, imbalance and dizziness can prove to be dangerous to your overall health. Unfortunately, you could experience a fall, causing injury to yourself and even others.

If you suffer from dizziness on a regular basis, it is time to call an ENT specialist Dr. Light in West Palm Beach today to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive ear, nose and throat assessment.

Your health depends on it. Call today!

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