What are balance problems?

Balance problems are the inability to stay upright and move confidently. They occur when you are unable to control your body’s position or you feel unsteady.

The feeling can happen when you are moving or being still. They often involve dizziness or vertigo (a spinning or falling sensation). Some people also experience blurred vision and disorientation.

Balance problems are a common symptom of many different medical conditions. Many of these disorders do not require medical treatment. But if you have balance problems, you should see a doctor to rule out serious health problems such as a stroke or tumor.

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