What can be done for my impaired equilibrium?

There are many possible causes of dysequilibrium (dizziness). Most are not serious, and go away on their own. These include certain viral infections and temporary issues related to diet or fatigue.
Some causes are possibly dangerous, however, such as those related to heart malfunction, brain issues or even medication side effect. For this reason, any dizziness lasting more than a few days, or accompanied by pain, fever or shortness of breath should be evaluated by a physician.

Depending on the cause, certain medicines such as antihistamines may be used to treat the symptoms, or specific exercises may be recommended to ease middle ear causes. Assistive devices such as canes and walkers are sometimes also necessary.

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