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what are the reasons for minor loss of balance

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what are the reasons for minor loss of balance
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 6 years ago.

Sorry for the sufferings.

I need to know some points regarding your query so that I can answer better.

Since when?

Did you have any test or treatment?

Did you have any other symptom or previous illness?

Thank you
Customer: replied 6 years ago.


Had the symptoms for about 5-6 days. Similar to experience when leaving a cruise ship after a few days at sea. Stomach currently unsettled also.


No treatments


No recent illness. take pills for cylclic irregular heart beat, walfrin for blood, and liptor . Had a stroke ten years ago.

Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 6 years ago.
Thank you for the information,

From your symptoms it appears to be vertigo.

Vertigo causes symptoms like spinning of room, light headed, dizziness, nausea etc

There can be various causes of vertigo.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is the most common form of vertigo and is characterized by the sensation of motion by sudden head movements .

It may also be due to the disturbances of blood supply when you suddenly move your head or when you get up or lie down.

It can be due to inner ear inflammation or labyrinthitis, acoustic neuroma, Meniere's disease, cerebellar disease of the brain, multiple sclerosis, migraine etc.

I would recommend an examination by doctor to find out the exact cause of it.

Treatment will vary according to the cause .

Symptomatic treatment can include meclizine, promethazine, diphenhydramine tablets or scopolamine patch.

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy or particle repositioning maneuvers are also used.

I hope this information will be helpful.

Please ask if you need any clarification.

Best wishes.

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