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Balance Disorder

JLO Glossary Term: Balance Disorder

Disruption in the labyrinth, the inner ear organ that controls the balance system, which allows individuals to know where their bodies are in the environment. The labyrinth works with other systems in the body, such as the visual and skeletal systems, to maintain posture. A balance disorder is a condition when a person feels dizzy, like the room is moving around you. This feeling can be followed with the feeling of nausea. Balance disorder is often associated with vertigo. This disorder can be something that is interfered in the visual system,  vestibular system or proprioception.  When a problem with balance occurs, a person may not be able to stand still, or even to stand up. People who have these issues often know to fall down, and loose consciousness.

Symptoms for balance disorder are: feeling dizzy, feeling lightheaded or very tired, not being able to see well and disorientation. Balance disorder usually occurs in some time of your life, go on for a short period of time, and often never occur again. Some heavier conditions last a longer period. Some of terms that are used for balance disorder are vertigo, disequilibrium and pre-syncope. These terms are often used by doctors. Vertigo is the feeling of spinning, and is usually very uncomfortable and nausea is followed. Disequilibrium is the feeling of disbalance, and people with this condition have the tendency to fall down. However, after this there is no nausea. Pre-syncope is actually fainting. It is connected to the circulatory system, and occurs with people with low blood pressure.