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Balance Problems

Balance problems present as a sense of spinning, dizziness, vision problems, and not being steady or lightheaded during lying, standing, or sitting. All parts and tissues of the body, work together to maintain balance. However, the common cause of balance problems is inner ear problems. Treatment includes balance retraining, exercise or vestibular rehabilitation, canalith repositioning, diet and lifestyle modifications, medications, and surgery.

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I am taking medications for vitamin deficiencies and hypothyroidism, but I am still experiencing balance issues and headaches. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I was diagnosed with vitamin D and vitamin B12 deficiencies a year ago and have been taking supplements for these deficiencies. Recently, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, with a level of 10.6 mIU/mL. Some of my other symptoms have improved over time. However, I am experiencing balan...  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Before providing any further advice, I need to have a complete understanding of your symptoms and medical history. Please provide information regarding some details about your condition as asked below: When did you fir...  Read Full »

Can vitamin B12 deficiency cause imbalance in walking?

Query: Hi doctor, Three years back, I had the problem of unbalancing while walking. I never felt any dizziness or spinning of head. I just had a feeling that I will fall down. I consulted a doctor and he told me that it was due to vitamin B12 deficiency and also prescribed me few shots of Vitcofol. Initial...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Aamir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your problem in detail and have not found anything abnormal in your test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I am not aware what were your values before you started taking these medicine. Have you had any fall? Are you suffering from ...  Read Full »

I had complaints of loss of balance and nystagmus, and I took an MRI. Is the MRI normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I had complaints of loss of balance and nystagmus. Is the bright mark inside the red circle of the coronal image of the fourth ventricle a mass, or is it normal? Is it enhancing or normal? Please comment. I have attached all coronal sagittal and axial pictures for your review.  Read Full »

Dr. Ruchi Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. So to answer your specific query, the linear tissue seen within the fourth ventricle in your brain MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) is part of the cereb...  Read Full »

My medications are worsening my dizziness. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am around 34 years old and was diagnosed with MS last month. I have had severe dizziness for three months, and it is getting worse. The previous day I could not lift my head off the pillow. I am losing my balance, and I am unsteady on my feet. I have got headaches too. My doctor prescr...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) report (attachment removed to protect patient's identity) and would explain that your symptoms seem to be related to MS (multiple sclerosis) relapses. The dizziness is a typical sign of midbrain lesions. I would sugge...  Read Full »

My 54-year-old father has Huntington's chorea. How to treat him?

Query: Hello doctor,My father, aged 54 years, is suffering from Huntington's chorea. The symptoms from the past eight years, like involuntary movements, struggling to swallow, balancing problems, severe cold, and cough, were visible, but we felt it was quite common; the days passed, and the symptoms became...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. No treatments can alter the course of Huntington's disease. But medications can lessen some symptoms of movement and psychiatric disorders. Multiple interventions can help a person adapt to changes in their abilities for a specific time. ...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for Parkinson's disease with loss of balance?

Query: Hello doctor, My father in law is suffering from Parkinson's disease for the past year. We continue taking treatments, but the condition worsens day by day. Now he completely lost his balance, cannot walk alone, cannot do daily work and require assistance, cannot control urinating in the night, and ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gursimran Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to hear your FIL‘s symptoms. I read all the reports and the MRI report and the prescription which the doctor wrote (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Considering all the number of falls that he had in a year, it does not seem to be a typical ...  Read Full »

I have a momentary imbalance, vitamin deficiency, low iron, and high thyroid levels. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have momentary imbalance issues. I do not have problems in the inner ear or vertigo. My vitamin D and B12 are low. I have consulted a physician and neurologist. Some say it is because of vitamin deficiency or dehydration, attention deficit, and some anxiety. So I do not know what could ...  Read Full »

Dr. Abhaya Kant Tewari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. A sudden imbalance makes you feel as if you are falling. It is an incomplete description; I would like to know what feeling you get. For example, do you have rotational movement, or do you feel imbalance due to the uneven floor or tilted f...  Read Full »

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