ENT doctors not only threat issues involving the ear, nose, and throat, they treat issues that affect the entire body. Balance issues cause a great deal of struggles. Today, we are discussing balance issues and how they can be treated by ENT doctors in Orlando.

What are balance issues:

Have you ever stood up too fast and felt very uneasy? This may happen everyday, all day for some. Patients come to see ENT doctors in Orlando for their specialities involving balance issues.

Not only are balance issues a nuisance, they can affect your every move. Eating, drinking, walking, and socializing are all effected by balance issues. Reach out to pick up a glass of water, and as you look up to take a sip, a person with balance issues may be thrown completely for a loop.

We would like everyone to live their life as easily as possible. ENT health has a lot to do with that. Let’s dive into ENT-related balance issues.

A balance disorder is a condition in which a person may feel dizzy, unsteady, or as if they are spinning, floating, or moving when they are not. This may be so intense that these sensations are experienced even when sitting, standing still, or lying down.

ENT doctors in Orlando share about how they’re caused:

Balance issues may be caused by specific health conditions, medications, or a problem in the brain. Sometimes, the issue may be caused by a problem in the inner ear, and that is where ENT doctors in Orlando come into the picture.

Much of the ear works together to assist with equilibrium, so when one part of the ear is not working properly, it is difficult to balance correctly. A majority of our equilibrium, or sense of balance, is controlled by a maze-like structure in the inner ear. This structure is called the labyrinth.

The labyrinth is made of soft tissue and bone. At the end of the labyrinth, we find a complex system of loops and pouches called the semicircular canals and the otolithic organs. As we said in last week’s article, the semicircular canals sense a person’s balance and posture to allow for equilibrium.

At the other end of the labyrinth is the cochlea which allows us to hear. The medical term for all of these parts working together is called the vestibular system. The vestibular system works with the other sensorimotor systems in the body.

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The visual system and skeletal system work together to maintain the body’s position and check if it is at rest or in motion. This also helps us stay focused on a chosen object while we are moving. The vestibular system manages to do this by detecting mechanical forces such as gravity.

It allows for the body to recognize these forces applied to the organs as we move. Next time, we are continuing this topic with more detailed information. We are happy to explain further once you are in for a visit. If your balance is off after any trauma or just in general, call our ENT doctors in Orlando for a thorough exam.

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