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Why Do Seniors Have Trouble with Balance?

Last updated 4 years ago

Good balance is important for overall health. Unfortunately, many seniors have trouble with balance. Some signs of balance problems include dizziness, lightheadedness, and vertigo, which is the sensation that your surroundings are spinning around you. The labyrinth of the inner ear is the part of your body that plays a critical role in balance regulation. It works together with the eyes and other systems in the body to determine your body’s position. As you grow older, you have a higher risk of suffering from disturbances of the inner ear, which can cause balance problems.

If you think you could be experiencing these problems, it’s important to visit a balance center. The experts at a balance center can help you explore treatment options, which may prevent you from suffering serious injuries from a fall, such as a hip fracture.

The specialists at the Balance Center of Palms of Pasadena Hospital can provide balance retraining, vestibular rehabilitation, and an individualized home exercise program to help you overcome your balance problems. Residents of the St. Petersburg area can call us at (855) 245-8328.


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