What are the common causes of dizziness?

Numerous factors can trigger dizziness. Inner ear disturbances are the most frequent causes since the ear is the nucleus of our balance system. Conditions such as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV), Meniere’s disease, and vestibular neuritis are typical culprits. However, dizziness can also be a symptom of cardiovascular issues, infections, neurological disorders, and even psychological conditions such as anxiety.

Symptoms and signs

It’s vital to note accompanying symptoms when experiencing dizziness, as these can help pinpoint the exact cause. Symptoms like hearing loss, tinnitus, or fullness in the ear may suggest an ear-related problem, while dizziness accompanied by chest pain or shortness of breath may indicate cardiovascular issues.

Diagnostic expertise at Louisiana ENT

Louisiana ENT boasts over 25 board-certified physicians and specialists, including audiologists and vestibular therapists who utilize state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to ascertain the cause of your dizziness. Our comprehensive approach includes hearing tests, balance assessments, and imaging studies when necessary, ensuring a thorough evaluation.

What are the treatments for dizziness?

Treatment is highly individualized and may range from canalith repositioning maneuvers for BPPV to dietary and lifestyle changes for Meniere’s disease. Our physicians might also prescribe medication to alleviate symptoms or suggest vestibular rehabilitation therapy, a specialized therapy designed to strengthen the vestibular system and improve balance.

Minimally invasive treatments for dizziness

At Louisiana ENT, we prioritize minimally invasive treatments that offer long-term relief without extensive downtime. Our ENT specialists are skilled in cutting-edge procedures that address the root cause of dizziness, ensuring patients can return to their daily lives with renewed stability.

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A focus on education

We believe in empowering our patients through education. Our team ensures that you understand your condition and the recommended treatment plan. We provide resources and support, helping you take control of your health.

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Why choose Louisiana ENT for dizziness treatment?

Choosing Louisiana ENT means opting for a patient-first philosophy where your needs are paramount. Our physicians take the time to listen and tailor care to each individual, ensuring that you receive the most effective treatment. Rapid, convenient care is a hallmark of Louisiana ENT, offering same-day appointments and emphasizing on-time service.

The Louisiana ENT advantage

  • Largest ENT group in Louisiana with six convenient locations.
  • A multidisciplinary team of ENT specialists, audiologists, and vestibular therapists.
  • Commitment to timely, compassionate, and personalized patient care.
  • A collaborative environment where doctors work together to offer comprehensive ENT services.

Your partner in ENT and hearing health in Louisiana

Louisiana ENT is deeply embedded in the Louisiana community, with doctors and staff who have grown up and continue to live in the area. We’ve served the local community for over 45 years, delivering compassionate and quality care across generations.

Reach out to us for a same-day appointment.

Dizziness can significantly impact your quality of life, but with the expertise and care provided at Louisiana ENT, it doesn’t have to. Our team is equipped to diagnose the cause of your dizziness and provide you with a tailored treatment plan that fits your lifestyle. From diagnosis to recovery, Louisiana ENT is here for you, offering world-class ENT care right in the heart of Louisiana.

Long-term commitment to your health

Our treatment strategies are not just about managing symptoms but about finding lasting solutions. Our physicians track symptoms back to their source, focusing on long-term relief and overall well-being.

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Dizziness FAQs

What is dizziness?

Dizziness includes sensations of unsteadiness, spinning, or lightheadedness that can result from inner ear disturbances or other health issues.

When should I see a doctor for dizziness?

If dizziness is recurrent, severe, accompanied by other symptoms like hearing loss, or affects your daily activities, consult a physician.

Can dizziness be a sign of something serious?

Yes, dizziness can be a symptom of serious conditions like heart disease or stroke. A thorough evaluation is necessary for persistent dizziness.

How is dizziness diagnosed?

Diagnosis may involve hearing tests, balance assessments, and possibly imaging studies to identify the underlying cause.

What treatments are available for dizziness at Louisiana ENT?

Treatments vary from physical maneuvers to treat BPPV (brief episodes of intense dizziness), to lifestyle changes, and medications to vestibular rehabilitation, depending on the cause.

With 6 convenient locations around the Louisiana area, we're never far away.

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