The body's alignment or position is termed posture, and balance is defined as sustenance of postural stability or equilibrium. Posture helps in aligning body segments in positions like supine, prone, sitting, and standing. It also helps in engaging voluntary movements and accidental disturbances. Static, standing, and sitting are the different types of postures. Any abnormal posture or loss in balance decreases performance and efficiency of movement and increases the chance of injuries.
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My balance gets impaired when I shake my head. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 51 year old male. I have never had any medical condition prior. I spent a very cold day outside and woke up the next day with a feel of dizzy (like I am drunk), queasy and tired. There is no pain, cough or discharge. When I move my head from side to side my balance gets impaired... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problem seems to be due to inner ear infection leading to impairment of balance on head movements and ringing sensation in ear known as tinnitus. You need ear examination and complete vestibular functions assessment and evaluation by an ENT (ear, nose and throat) sp... Read Full »
Please suggest a way to get rid of inner ear fluid.
Query: Hi doctor, I was told by my primary care physician that I have some fluid in my inner ear. I have also had dizziness, nausea and feeling like the room is spinning. I also think that I have vertigo, but I am not sure. The episodes happen at night and sometimes during the day. My current medication in... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do your symptoms increase on changing position? Do you have fullness in the ear, ringing sensation in ear or reduced hearing? There can be two possible diagnoses in your case, but I need to know if you have any of the above symptoms. Either it can be benign paroxysmal... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I do not want to be sound like I am panicking, but I really do feel quite uneasy. Since I woke up I feel dizzy. My head is rolling and when I close my eyes, I feel like the world is rolling around in a full speed. It never happened with me any time before. I just had my lunch now, but ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description it looks like you are suffering from dizziness.This could be due to two reasons. One is your blood pressure and the other is your body's balance mechanism.So, I would recommend that you get your blood pressure checked and also a physician in person w... Read Full »
I have loss of balance after my ears were pulled. Please suggest medicines.
Query: Hello doctor, I am 34 now. My school teacher pulled both my ears in my childhood and afterwards, I suffered a loss of balance sometimes. I have pain in both my ears and also blurring in both my eyes and fatigue. I think I have mild vertigo. Please suggest the best medicines to cure this mild vertigo... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Giddiness following pulling of the ear is uncommon. Are you sure you have giddiness from childhood after your teacher pulled your ears? You may probably be suffering from BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo). We need to get a Dix-Hallpike test done to confirm... Read Full »
Can an acoustic neuroma cause headaches?
Query: Hello,I am a 52 year old female with a 2 mm acoustic neuroma on the right side. There is no hearing loss, but I do have dizziness, imbalance, pulsatile tinnitus. Also, an essential tremor developed seven years ago. I get migraines with aura occasionally. Ten months ago, I developed a coccyx pain whi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. You need to ask your neuro-ophthalmologist the following questions: What he suspects about the nature of the acoustic neuroma? Is there an involvement of the ophthalmic nerve or of any other nerve supplying the eye ... Read Full »
I can walk fast but if I slow down I lose balance. Please advice.
Query: Hello doctor, I am 70 years old, male. I was in good health, hiked, exercised, ate right. My weight is 175 lb and I am 5 feet 9 inches tall. A few months ago, I experienced intense vertigo and severe nausea. I was hospitalized for 15+ days where I was tested for meningitis (came back negative), tick... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read carefully your question and would explain that your symptoms could be related to an inner ear disorder. Have you been checked by an ENT (ear-nose-throat) specialist? Have you performed any labyrinthine tests? Coming to this point, I would recommend avoiding a... Read Full »
Why am I facing balancing problems for the past three months?
Query: Hello doctor, I am facing certain problems which include balancing problems, blurred vision and sometimes, headaches, concentration issues. It has been 2 to 3 months that I am facing all these. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concerns. The cause of your symptoms can be related to brain disorder or vitamin B12 deficiency or eye problem. In my opinion, you should consult a physician first because you need a thorough neur... 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
What could be the reason for progressive deafness?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 73 year old male. I have recently become progressively deaf in one ear. It took about six weeks during which it progressed through various stages of tinnitus, a hissing sound, heavily pulsed, becoming almost constant and some degree of loss of balance. The present situation is th... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A unilateral sudden-onset hearing loss will be the result of exposure to cold weather, viral infection, allergy or autoimmune causes. You mentioned that an audiology test is done. Can I see the report? Your symptoms were progressive deafness with various types o... Read Full »
Can balancing issue occur due to vestibular lesion or cervical myelopathy?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 45 year old male. My weight is 96 kg and height is 184 cm. I have severe sleep apnea and minor CAD with hypertension. I am facing problems of imbalance and lightheadedness. This started some six months back. Then, I was diagnosed with an uncompensated vestibular lesion. After a wh... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the information you gave me, it looks like your imbalance is due to a condition called cervical myelopathy. The examination findings of your spine specialist also correlate with your diagnosis. This happens when there is undue pressure or compression of the ... Read Full »