Vertigo & Dizziness Specialist

ENT and Allergy Specialists -  - Ear, Nose & Throat Doctor

ENT and Allergy Specialists

Ear, Nose & Throat Doctors located in Bryn Mawr, Pottstown, Phoenixville, and East Norriton, PA

Vertigo, dizziness, loss of balance: These are all symptoms that could relate to a problem in your inner ear. ENT and Allergy Specialists uses the latest diagnostic technology to help you get to the bottom of your persistent dizziness and vertigo. To get started, call one of the four locations in Bryn Mawr, Phoenixville, Pottstown, and East Norriton, Pennsylvania, or request an appointment using the online scheduler.

Vertigo & Dizziness Q & A

What Constitutes Dizziness and Vertigo?

This question is hard to answer because there’s no universal feeling of dizziness or vertigo; these symptoms affect people differently. Here are a few of the common symptoms people might experience:

  • A spinning sensation upon rising
  • Problems with balance
  • Nausea as result of “sea sickness”
  • Lightheadedness
  • A sense of movement when you’re not moving

 

Ultimately, only you can be the judge of your dizziness and vertigo, but if it persists, you should visit a doctor at ENT and Allergy Specialists. But please note that if any of the following accompanies your dizziness, you should go to the emergency room immediately:

  • Fever
  • Severe headaches
  • Vomiting
  • Chest pain
  • Heart palpitations
  • Shortness of breath
  • Problems moving your limbs
  • Slurred speech
  • Vision or hearing loss

 

What are the Common Causes of Dizziness and Vertigo?

More often than not, dizziness and vertigo are signs of something amiss in your inner ear, which controls your balance. These conditions can be:

  • An ear infection
  • Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, where tiny calcium deposits get loose in your ear
  • Meniere’s disease, which is characterized by too much fluid in your inner ear

 

Besides problems with your inner ear, there are other causes of dizziness and vertigo, including:

  • Circulatory issues
  • Certain medications
  • Diabetes
  • Migraines
  • Dehydration

 

How are Dizziness and Vertigo Treated?

After your doctor at ENT and Allergy Specialists reviews your symptoms and your medical history, they typically perform several diagnostic tests, including:

  • Hearing exams
  • Blood tests
  • Imaging studies
  • Tests of your vestibular system, which helps control your balance and spatial orientation

 

Armed with your results, your doctor creates a treatment plan to alleviate the underlying cause of your dizziness and vertigo. In some cases, such as Meniere’s disease, there’s no cure for the condition, so your doctor works with you to manage the symptoms.

In other cases, such as an ear infection, your doctor recommends a course of antibiotics to clear up the infection.

If your doctor finds that your symptoms don’t stem from a problem with your inner ear, they may refer you to another specialist.

Don’t let dizziness and vertigo take control of your life: Call ENT and Allergy Specialists or use the scheduler on this website to request an appointment to bring balance back to your world.

What we offer

Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy Services