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1,242 Possible Causes for Impaired Balance

  • Acute Alcohol Intoxication

    Thus, acute alcohol intoxication resulted in inadequate balance control strategies with increased postural rigidity and impaired adaptation to perturbations.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] As intoxication becomes more severe, patients will exhibit an unsteady gait and impaired balance.[emsworld.com] KEYWORDS: Ethanol; adaptation; balance; postural control; vision[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Meniere's Disease

    However, within the inner ear, an overproduction of or impaired absorption of lymphatic fluid in the labyrinth membrane where balance is maintained can upset the tiny hairy[aopa.org] Definition Meniere's disease or syndrome is a condition characterized by hearing impairment, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), and periodic vertigo (disturbance of balance and[healthcentral.com] Labryrinthectomy and eighth nerve section are procedures in which the balance and hearing mechanism in the inner ear are destroyed on one side.[entnet.org]

  • Osteoporosis

    Clinically identifiable risk factors were identified across 6 domains: orthostatic hypotension, visual impairment, impairment of gait or balance, medication use, limitations[doi.org] In addition to the environmental factors listed below, falls can also be caused by impaired vision or balance, chronic diseases that affect mental or physical functioning,[niams.nih.gov] Diets deficient in calcium, proteins or vitamin D impair skeletal integrity.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Transient Ischemic Attack

    […] or disorientation Dizziness Lack of coordination or poor balance What causes transient ischemic attack?[symptoma.com] The Anti-Gravity Treadmill is the ideal tool for getting patients with mobility impairments back to full-function.[alterg.com] balance Temporary partial paralysis of the face and tongue The symptoms are short-lived, usually lasting less than 15 to 60 minutes.[symptoma.com]

  • Heart Failure

    Int Heart J. 2017 Oct 21;58(5):828-830. doi: 10.1536/ihj.16-556. Epub 2017 Sep 30. Yokokawa T 1 , Ichijo Y 1 , Houtsuki Y 1 , Matsumoto Y 1 , Oikawa M 1 , Yoshihisa A 1 , Sugimoto K 1 , Nakazato K 1 , Suzuki H 1 , Saitoh SI 1 , Shimouchi A 2 , Takeishi Y 1 . Author information 1 Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Fukushima[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis

    This condition, known as progressive cerebellar syndrome (PCS), is seen less often than progressive myelopathy but can manifest with: Tremor: Impairment of fine hand movement[verywell.com] […] variety of symptoms, including changes in sensation (hypoesthesia), muscle weakness, abnormal muscle spasms, or difficulty in moving; difficulties with coordination and balance[disabled-world.com] […] due to severe intention tremor Hypotonia: Loss of muscle tone Gait ataxia: Loss of balance Dysmetria : Inability to coordinate movement in which your either overshoot or[verywell.com]

  • Vestibular Neuronitis

    Viral infection is suspected to be the most common cause and symptoms are sudden onset of vertigo, nausea, vomiting, impaired balance and horizontal nystagmus.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms of the disorder include impaired balance, nausea, vomiting, visual difficulties, dizziness and a spinning sensation that can range from mild to severe.[livestrong.com]

  • Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency

    Screening for vascular supply problems of the brain can assist in the clinician’s differential diagnosis and greatly benefit the dizzy and/or balance-impaired patient.[vestibular.org] A decrease in blood flow can cause damage to brain tissue and impair normal function.[winchesterhospital.org] Also, patients may lose balance and coordination, experience ataxia, drop attacks and syncopes.[symptoma.com]

  • Hydrocephalus

    Symptoms may include impaired gait and balance, lack of bladder control, difficulty in thinking and remembering, headaches and vision problems.[hopkinsmedicine.org] Headache; difficulty in remaining awake or waking up; loss of coordination or balance; bladder control problems; impaired vision and cognitive skills that may affect job performance[aans.org] Loss of coordination or balance; shuffling gait, memory loss; headache; or bladder control problems.[aans.org]

  • Basilar-Type Migraine

    […] while walking) Paresthesias (numbness or “pins and needles” in the face, hands, or feet) Confusion Nausea Vomiting Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) or other hearing impairment[migravent.com] […] crescent-shaped images) Double vision Blurred vision Temporary blindness Aphasic aura (slurred speech) Difficulty controlling your tongue, jaw, or throat muscles Ataxia (loss of balance[migravent.com]

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