Dizziness is typically a symptom of an underlying condition, so it is important to have any spells of dizziness evaluated. Texas ENT Specialists can help patients determine the cause of their dizziness and help treat the root cause of the problem.

Dizziness Treatment Options

Your dizziness treatment will begin with testing to help determine the underlying issue. The types of tests that may be used include a balance test, a neurological physical exam, or a CT scan. 

Depending on the cause of your dizziness, treatments can include:

  • Medication 
  • Balance exercises
  • Changes to diet
  • Increase in fluids 
  • Ear surgery

What Is Dizziness?

Dizziness is usually a combination of sensations such as feeling unbalanced or woozy. Dizziness frequently occurs in adults and is one of the most common reasons patients visit a doctor. Most often, dizziness is a symptom of another condition such as vertigo, Meniere’s disease, anxiety, an ear infection, and more. In some cases, dizziness will get better on its own or as the condition causing the dizziness improves.

For some people, dizziness can be caused by issues in the inner ear. The inner ear helps control balance — and when there are issues with the inner ear, the signals sent from the inner ear to the brain don’t align with what your eyes and nerves are sending. This can lead to vertigo while your brain is trying to make sense of the signals.

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Symptoms of Dizziness 

The symptoms of your dizziness will vary based on the condition that is causing it. Some of the most common symptoms of dizziness include: 

  • Feeling faint or lightheaded
  • Wooziness 
  • Heaviness in the head
  • Loss of balance 
  • False sense of motion (vertigo)

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About Texas ENT Specialists 

Texas ENT Specialists is a premier provider of ENT care in the Houston area. Founded in 1997, our experts can help you diagnose, understand, and treat your ENT condition. We work closely with patients to find long-term relief from the conditions that are impacting their daily lives. 

Texas ENT Specialists offers patients: 

Personalized Treatment

Each patient receives personalized care and treatment to address their unique concerns.

Top-Rated Physician Network

All of our locations are staffed with a network of physicians who are highly trained in ENT care and surgery.

Centers of Excellence

We believe the facility you receive your treatment in should match the high standard of care we provide.

Continuity of Care

We believe the facility you receive your treatment in should match the high standard of care we provide.

Who Dizziness Can Affect

Dizziness can affect a wide range of patients. Typically those who are experiencing dizziness are experiencing it due to an underlying condition. This would include: 

  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)
  • Ear infection
  • Meniere’s disease
  • Migraine 
  • Neurological conditions
  • Anxiety 

You can also experience dizziness after taking certain medications, have low blood sugar, or heat exhaustion. 

Dizziness FAQ's

Does age play a role in dizziness?

Older adults tend to have medical conditions and take medications that usually cause dizziness to occur; however, age itself does not play a role in the likelihood of dizziness.

When should I see a doctor?

If you have experienced repeated episodes of dizziness, it is crucial to see a doctor. Dizziness can impact balance, which could cause you to fall and injure yourself — so it is essential to talk to a doctor.

With 15 convenient locations across the greater Houston area, we’re never far away.

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