If you regularly feel lightheaded or off-balance, it might point to an underlying medical condition. At the Neurology Institute of Huntsville, board-certified and fellowship-trained neurologist Jitesh Kar, MD, works with people of all ages to diagnose and treat dizziness. Using advanced techniques he can identify the underlying cause and help you feel better. To make an appointment at the practice in Huntsville, Alabama, call the office or click the online booking feature today.
Dizziness is a symptom that describes various sensations, including feeling faint and woozy or being unable to maintain your balance. Almost everyone experiences a spell of dizziness on occasion, but if your symptoms occur frequently, or they interfere with your quality of life, it’s important to seek professional help.
Symptoms of dizziness include:
Often, these symptoms are worse when you stand up, sit down, or turn your head.
Everyone gets dizzy from time to time, but your symptoms occur frequently or they interfere with your ability to work or exercise, make an appointment at the Neurology Institute of Huntsville right away.
Dizziness occurs for various reasons. Some of the most common neurological causes of dizziness include:
You might also experience dizziness if you have multiple sclerosis.
To diagnose dizziness, Dr. Kar reviews your medical history and asks about your symptoms, including when they started and if any activities, like changing the position of your head or standing up, make them worse.
Next, Dr. Kar conducts a physical and neurological exam. He tests your reflexes and muscle strength and orders lab tests to assess the health of your heart and blood vessels. He might also conduct a series of hearing and balance tests.
Treatment of dizziness depends on the underlying cause and the severity of your symptoms. Often, dizziness resolves on its own with healthy lifestyle changes, like eating a more balanced diet, exercising regularly, and getting plenty of sleep.
If your dizziness is due to an underlying medical condition, Dr. Kar might recommend:
You might also benefit from balance therapy or head position maneuvers.
To explore the various treatment options for dizziness, make an appointment at the Neurology Institute of Huntsville by calling the office or clicking the online booking feature today.