What are the symptoms of vestibular dysfunction?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The symptoms of vestibular dysfunction vary from person to person and can include vertigo, dizziness, loss of balance, lightheadedness, vision problems, and hearing loss. Someone with vertigo feels like they are moving, spinning, or falling when they are not actually doing so, or they might feel like the room is spinning around them. A woozy feeling, nausea, or vomiting might occur because of the dizziness or vertigo. A person with inner-ear problems might feel weak and tired and could have trouble concentrating. They might seem clumsy and walk strangely due to their lack of balance. Some people with vestibular dysfunction develop depression or anxiety as a result of their balance issues.

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