Aging and Dizziness
What is the impact of aging on balance and dizziness?
Posted: Jul 05, 2012
Dizziness and balance disorders are a frequent problem, especially in older
adults. Over the age of 65, the problem of dizziness becomes one of the most common
reasons for doctors’ office visits and hospitalizations. Some describe dizziness
as a spinning sensation or “vertigo”. Others describe dizziness as a general
feeling of unsteadiness, rocking sensation as if on a boat, and or as
“lightheadedness”. Regardless of how dizziness is described, it can result in difficulty
walking, nausea, anxiety, feelings of being tired, decreased ability to concentrate
and even depression. Above all, it can increase the risk for falls, which is a
serious health concern among older adults. Learn More...