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Balance is a state of body equilibrium or stability. We often take for granted how dependent we are on a healthy balance system. When the system breaks down, however, patients will describe symptoms such as dizziness, vertigo, lightheadedness, or motion sickness.

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      • What causes vertigo?
      • What are the risk factors for vertigo?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of vertigo?
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      • What is the treatment for vertigo?
      • Are home remedies effective for treating vertigo?
      • What is the prognosis for vertigo?
      • Can vertigo be prevented?
    • Brain Tumor A brain tumor can be either benign (non cancerous) or malignant (cancerous), primary, or secondary. Causes and risk factors...learn more »
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      • Brain tumor facts*
      • What is the brain?
      • What are the tumor grades and types?
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      • Types of primary brain tumors
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      • What are the symptoms of a brain tumor?
      • How are brain tumors diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for a brain tumor?
      • What type of surgery is available for brain tumors?
      • Radiation therapy for brain tumors
      • Chemotherapy for brain tumors
      • What about a second opinion for brain tumor treatment?
      • Nutrition during brain tumor treatment
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      • What about rehabilitation after brain tumor treatment?
      • What about follow-up care after brain tumor treatment?
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    • Fainting (Syncope) Fainting, also referred to as blacking out, syncope, or temporary loss of consciousness has many causes. Often a person will have...learn more »
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      Fainting (Syncope) Article
      • Fainting (syncope) Facts
      • Introduction to fainting (syncope)
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      • Heart structural conditions
      • Heart valve conditions
      • Sudden cardiac death
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      • Dehydration
      • Orthostatic hypotension
      • Vertebrobasilar artery disease
      • Electrolyte imbalance
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      • Pregnancy
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      • How is fainting (syncope) diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for fainting (syncope)?
      • Can fainting (syncope) be prevented?
    • Migraine Headache Migraine headaches are severe headaches that are accompanies to sensitivity to light, sounds, and smells. They are often...learn more »
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      • What is a migraine?
      • What are the risk factors for migraine?
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      • What triggers migraines?
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      • How are migraines diagnosed?
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      • What self-care treatment measures work for migraines?
      • How are migraines managed during pregnancy?
      • How are migraines managed in children?
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    • Ear Infection (Otitis Media) Middle ear infection or inflammation (otitis media) is inflammation fo the middle ear. There are two types of otitis media, acute...learn more »
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      • What is otitis media?
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      • Why do young children tend to have middle ear infections or inflammation?
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      • What are the risk factors for acute middle ear infection or inflammation?
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      • How is acute middle ear infection or inflammation treated?
      • Are there any home remedies for acute ear infection (otitis media)?
      • What causes chronic middle ear infection or inflammation?
      • What happens to the eardrum in chronic middle ear infection or inflammation?
      • What happens to the eardrum if a hole develops in the eardrum?
      • How is chronic middle ear infection or inflammation treated?
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Terms related to Vestibular Balance Disorders:

  • Equilibrium
  • Medicaiton Damage to Inner Ear
  • Ototoxicity
  • Perilymphatic Fistula
  • Vestibular Migraine
  • Balance

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