Audiology and Balance Unit

Recent Treatment Methods in Balance Problems

In Liv Hospital Balance Center, the quality of life of the person is improved by treatment of dizziness and balance. In particular, you should immediately see a doctor if you are feeling "I lose my balance, I will fall."


How is the dizziness and balance problem differentiated?

Dizziness and balance problems are often confused. There must be a feeling of movement in dizziness. There are different systems that provide balance in the body. One or more of these may be affected. The treatment plan is determined according to which is affected. He turns around without dizziness. When there is a balance problem, there is a slight feeling of shaking and wobbling while walking. "I'm losing my balance, I'm going to fall" feeling.

What are the problems with dizziness?

Dizziness is one of the most common diseases that people apply to physicians. The person's head always turns. Those who have a balance problem can fall and damage one side or hit somewhere. Especially in the elderly, there can be bigger problems with falling. The patient who has complaints of dizziness should consult a doctor as soon as possible.

How is the diagnosis made?

The patient, who presented with dizziness or imbalance, first performed a complete otolaryngology examination. Hearing test, videonistagmography, VEMP and dynamic posturography tests are used for differential diagnosis. Thus, the cause of dizziness and imbalance is determined and the type of treatment is determined.

Dynamic Posturography

In Liv Hospital Balance Center, all tests used to assess imbalance and dizziness are performed. Computerized dynamic posturography is used in both diagnosis and treatment. It is determined that the system providing the balance is defective and the diagnosis is made. Thus, the cause of the balance problem is determined. Exercises for strengthening the systems that are problematic after diagnosis are made on the device.

What are the diseases that cause dizziness?

There may be many reasons for dizziness. But the most common causes are internal ear diseases.

Selim Positional Vertigo

In the inner ear, the crystal particles that provide the balance is dislodged due to the escape of the semicircular canal. This disease manifests itself from head to toe while lying from left to right. It causes severe but short-lasting dizziness. In the diagnosis and treatment of this disease, maneuvers using different positions are used. In this way, it is possible to diagnose and treat the disease in a period of 2-3 minutes.

Meniere's Disease

It is formed by increasing the amount of inner ear fluid. The patient may experience dizziness, tinnitus, a feeling of pressure in the ear, discomfort from loud sounds and hearing loss. Although the cause of the disease is not known, excessive salt consumption, stress and hormonal disorders are known to trigger attacks of dizziness. Firstly, vasodilator and diuretic drugs are used in the treatment. Surgical treatment is performed for those who do not interrupt their medication.

The Reasons Under Balance Problems

  • Past ear diseases
  • Neurological problems
  • Diabetes
  • Vitamin deficiencies
  • Visual disturbances 

Balance Problem Treatment

The problem of imbalance can be treated with medication or surgery. Equilibrium exercises take precedence to determine the cause of imbalance. With the help of dynamic posturography, it is necessary to determine the imbalance due to the deep sense, vision and inner ear systems. As a result, appropriate balance exercises are applied.

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