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Sep 14 2017

Balance and Dizzness Part 3: Treatment and Management

Treatment of dizziness will depend on the cause and can include exercises, medication, and lifestyle changes. Two of the most common disorders of the inner ear related to dizzines are Meniere’s and Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Treatment for Meniere’s will often include medication such as Serc for acute episodes of dizziness, and lifetstyle changes such as reduced salt and caffeine intake for longer term management. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, a condition that causes dizziness with head movement, can be alleviated through specific head and neck exercises prescribed by a professional trained in balance management.

For conditions not related to the inner ear, treating the underlying cause may alleviate the dizziness. For example, medication to prevent migraines or medication to regulate blood pressure. As discussed in our blog on causes of dizziness, disorders related to our eyes and muscles can also cause balance issues. Again, here proper diagnosis is very important so that the underlying cause of the dizziness can be treated.

Sometimes hearing loss can lead to dizziness as well. Some individuals feel dizzy when their hearing is not balanced. Treating the underlying hearing loss can improve balance in this situation.

It should be clear that proper diagnosis is paramount to effective treatment. If you are experiencing balance issues contact your doctor for an assessment. For further questions and information please feel free to contact Accurate Hearing at one of our locations below.

Lower Sackville: 902-252-3004

Cole Harbour: 902-406-4327

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