balance disorder

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balance disorder

Audiology A disturbance in equilibrium due to a disruption of the labryrinth. See Equilibrium.
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balance disorder

Any condition that affects a person's ability to feel steady while walking, sitting, standing, resting, working, or turning. Some common examples include disease of the labyrinth of the ear, cerebellar strokes, and seasickness.
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(https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-robotic-tail/japanese-researchers-build-robotic-tail-to-keep-elderly-upright-idUSKCN1V411X) Researchers at the Keio University in Tokyo, Japan are betting you will -- if you're a senior citizen with arthritis or balance problems. A They've built and are testing a robotic tail they've named "Arque" to help unsteady elderly people maintain their balance to prevent accidents such as stumbling or falling down.
The Infra-red goggles, laptop and TV screen allow us to record types of eye movement which identifies whether or not balance problems are associated with an inner ear problem."
Undoubtedly balance problems are practically ignored due to high cost of preventive rehabilitation and least interest of older adults in exercising and physical activities.
Football or soccer players who tend to head the ball a lot may be more likely to have balance problems than players who do not head the ball as often.
With Joe having being diagnosed with severe learning difficulties at just 16 months old, he suffers from conditions such as Global Development Delay, Dysmorphism and balance problems, so the station and family had to come together to make sure everything was in place for Joe's needs.
Hair cell dysfunction can result in many types of hearing and balance problems. Further, these cells in humans have limited abilities to regenerate and are very inaccessible for scientists to study.
His balance problems led to additional falls, including an injury requiring surgery to his right leg.
But the treatment can worsen cognitive and balance problems, and it doesn't actually cure the underlying disease.
Most of my deficits are involuntary (such as balance problems), and not muscle-control related.
Symptoms of TBI include balance problems; double or blurry vision; sensitivity to light or noise; concentration or memory problems; and mood changes such as irritability, sadness, nervousness and anxiety.
The take-home message: Knee buckling results from knee instability, which can be caused by weak muscles, arthritis and balance problems. If your knees buckle, talk to your doctor or physical therapist about exercises to strengthen your knees, a cane or other assistive device, supportive shoes and other fall-prevention strategies.