Dizziness is one of the more frequent reasons people seek help from an ENT specialist, and for good reason. Causes of dizziness often include conditions that involve the inner ear and sometimes the brain. Specific medical conditions, medications, or structural abnormalities in the ear can contribute to dizziness which in turn can lead to balance disorders. Dizziness can significantly affect an individual’s quality of life and impair daily activities even leading to depression if it goes on for too long in some cases.
Here at Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists of Wisconsin we are happy to evaluate all cases of dizziness to help identify where your symptoms may be coming from. We frequently treat and manage conditions that arise from abnormalities in the inner ear.
The inner ear is a dynamic system made up of delicate structures known as the labyrinth or vestibular system. This amazing system transfers messages of sound and body position to the brain and then interprets them for perception and balance. The majority of the time, this system keeps us upright and from bumping into things but when there are structural abnormalities, inflammation or fluid and mineral buildup within the structures, it can lead to dizziness and a slew of other problems.
If you or someone you love is having their life disrupted by frequent or constant dizziness, call our office today for an appointment and evaluation. Our qualified specialists will conduct a thorough evaluation and exam along with any diagnostic testing we deem appropriate to help identify the source of the dizziness. Depending on the cause, we can offer a variety of treatments and solutions. Call today!