Are you dizzy and nauseated? It might indicate an inner ear balance problem.
Your sense of balance is maintained by the signals that your brain receives. For instance, what you see and hear help your body to move in relation to where it is. Your inner ear with all its fine hairs and fluid helps to detect gravity and movement enabling you to do your activities. Any problem in the signals sent by the inner ear due to its malfunctioning may cause you dizziness and discomfort. You lose your sense of balance and feel like you are going to fall down. You won’t be able to walk or drive and in extreme situations you can’t even lie down as you feel that the world around you is spinning.
Your vertigo (spinning) is just a symptom. If you have Ménière’s disease, you may have vertigo, tinnitus, fluctuating hearing loss and the sensation of pressure or pain in the affected ear. Ménière’s disease may result in hearing loss of one ear. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this and only preventive measures can help a patient out. All you can do is to maintain the fluid level in your inner ear.
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-AparnA K V