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I am 77:11 years of age. Since yesterday evening, I have experienced

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I am 77:11 years of age. Since yesterday evening, I have experienced a slight loss of balance about five times.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

I am sorry you have been experiencing some slight loss of balance

Dr. David :

you are 77 years old?

Dr. David :

what is 77:11 years of age?

Dr. David :

do you have any current sinus congestion? or ear pain? sinus infections or ear infections can cause loss of balance issues.

Dr. David :

any headaches or nausea?

Dr. David :

you might need to see a doctor right away and get a neurological examination and MRI scan of the brain to see why you might be having loss of balance.

JACUSTOMER-z02i59q6- :

77 years 11 months old

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

almost 78 years old.

JACUSTOMER-z02i59q6- :

are there any exercises I can do

Dr. David :

there are balance exercises you can do.

Dr. David :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJisTCwzhJM

JACUSTOMER-z02i59q6- :

could you specify a few balance exercises?

Dr. David :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=837LbMNW5so

Dr. David :

take a look at those videos.

JACUSTOMER-z02i59q6- :

might the dizziness be connected to insufficient sleep?

Dr. David :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll_dYZHGz2U

Dr. David :

it could be

Dr. David :

if you are not getting enough sleep, this can make you more tired and can cause dizziness

Dr. David :

also dehydration can cause this as well if you are not drinking enough fluids.

Dr. David :

many seniors do not drink enough fluids.

JACUSTOMER-z02i59q6- :

thank you

Dr. David :

you are welcome

Dr. David :

best of luck to you

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions.

Dr. David :

you can always reach me as Dr. David if you have other questions.

Dr. David :

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