If you are feeling off balance (disequilibrium), it may be caused by problems of the vestibular system (located in the inner ear and brain), failing vision or nerve damage in the legs, which is common in older adults. Muscle weakness and osteoarthritis in your hips, knees and ankles also can contribute to loss of balance. Sometimes loss of balance can be a side effect from certain medications, such as seizure drugs, sedatives and tranquilizers.
It is important to get help as soon as possible. Most balance disorders can be treated effectively before they reach the point of disability. Lehigh Valley Health Network's Balance and Vestibular Program can quickly diagnose the cause of your balance problems so you can begin treatment immediately and return to a better quality of life.
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