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Balance program

If you suffer from dizziness, helpful treatments may be available. There are many causes of dizziness. Some are due to strokes, medications and medical conditions.

Dizziness can also be caused by an injury to the inner ear sustained during a fall or accident.

Dizziness related to falls and accidents can be completely cured by doing certain maneuvers for a short period of time. Habituation exercises over time can help improve dizziness caused by other medical conditions. Effects of dizziness can often be lessened—and at times—cured.

Balance may be affected by many different medical conditions, including stroke, medications and progressive disease processes. Balance issues may also occur because of aging—relative to posture and changes in muscle strength or weakness.

Poor balance may result in falls—which are a major cause of injuries, including broken bones, concussions, etc. Balance may be improved by strengthening the core muscles of your body and legs. Awareness of your surroundings is important too—using your field of vision to locate potential problems. If needed, be sure to use any assistive devices such as a walker. Using correct walking patterns is a final step toward maintaining good balance and reducing your risk of a fall.

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