Dizziness and imbalance is the second most common medical complaint people report to their doctors. It is estimated that as many as 40% of adults are affected at some time in their life. There are a very wide range of possible causes and optimum management may involve Neurologists, Cardiologists and General Physicians as well ENT Surgeons and Neuro-Otologists so accurate diagnosis is therefore essential. Fortunately most causes of dizziness and imbalance are detectable with today’s sophisticated computerised diagnostics, whilst appropriate medical or surgical treatment is also usually very effective.
Because the symptoms are subjective, patients may use various terms to try to describe the unpleasant sensations they feel to their doctor.