When should you worry about dizziness
Everyone has felt dizzy in their life, but when does dizziness become a problem? If you feel dizzy often, it may be time to see your ENT. Dr. Ronald Allen, Dr. Thomas Phillips, and Dr. Theodore Kanne at ENT and Allergy Associates of South Georgia in Valdosta, GA, are here to help inform you about dizziness and when it has become a problem.
What Causes Dizziness?
Many things can cause dizziness and your ENT can help treat certain causes of dizziness. Dizziness can be caused by disorders with the inner ear, bacterial infections, or certain medications. This dizziness is also usually known as vertigo.
Vertigo can be accompanied by headaches and sometimes can be followed by pressure in the ears and head. Vertigo can also cause a buzzing or ringing in the ears and even cause hearing loss. The dizziness you feel may be most intense after standing up or quickly moving your head.
How Can Your ENT Treat Dizziness?
There are many ways your ENT may try to treat vertigo. Some of these methods may include:
• Prescription Medications.
• Diet or Lifestyle Changes.
• Physical Therapy.
Your ENT will first determine the underlying cause of your dizziness and figure out treatment from there. They may recommend physical therapy to help you learn balance techniques and help you gain stability. Surgery is usually the last option and will usually only be recommended in extreme cases. Surgery will most likely only be suggested if your dizziness is getting in the way of living your daily life.