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Balance problems


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  • Website: Mayo Clinic
  • Resource type: Article

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Balance problems can cause you to feel dizzy or light-headed. The most common balance problems are caused by issues with the inner ear. Balance retraining exercises, repositioning maneuvers, diet changes or medications may help. Surgery may be recommended for some people.


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dizziness, light-headed, inner ear, muscle, joint, vision, hearing, nervous system, falls


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Rated on: 4/19/2017 4:34:28 PM

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