Dizziness Specialist

MN Ear & Sinus Center -  - ENT Physician and Surgeon

MN Ear & Sinus Center

ENT Physician and Surgeons & Audiologists located in Blaine, MN

Feeling dizzy is a nuisance, and it could be a sign of an underlying medical problem. At MN Ear & Sinus Center in Blaine, Minnesota, highly trained ENT physicians and surgeons can diagnose and treat the cause of dizziness to restore your quality of life and reduce your risk of accidents. Schedule an appointment with MN Ear & Sinus Center by phone or book online today.

Dizziness Q & A

What is dizziness?

Dizziness, commonly referred to as vertigo, can make it seem like your surroundings are spinning. You might experience:

  • Lightheadedness
  • Faintness
  • Weakness
  • Feeling woozy
  • Unsteadiness
  • Nausea
  • Blurry vision
  • Heavy headedness
  • Loss of balance 

While dizziness isn’t necessarily a cause for concern, it can feel debilitating and sometimes signal a life-threatening condition. Treatment depends on your symptoms but can offer you much-needed relief.

What causes dizziness?

Numerous causes can contribute to dizziness or vertigo. You might feel dizzy if you have high blood pressure, heart problems, diabetes, or a combination of chronic health conditions. Dehydration, strenuous exercise, nutritional deficiencies, low blood sugar, overheating, vision problems, and some medicines can also cause dizziness.

Your risk of experiencing it increases with older age, past episodes of dizziness, and inner ear problems.

How does my provider diagnose the cause of dizziness?

To figure out what’s causing dizziness, the MN Ear & Sinus Center team reviews your symptoms, discusses your medical history, and completes a physical examination. They evaluate central nervous system functions and may recommend:

  • Balance tests
  • Eye movement testing
  • Head movement tests
  • Hearing tests
  • Blood testing
  • Heart or blood vessel tests
  • MRIs or CT scans

MN Ear & Sinus Center providers can get to the root cause of your dizziness to develop the most effective treatment.

What are my treatment options for dizziness?

To reduce episodes of dizziness and give you a better quality of life, the MN Ear & Sinus Center team might suggest the following treatments:

Lifestyle changes

Lifestyle changes that can reduce dizziness include avoiding tobacco, alcohol, and caffeine, drinking plenty of fluids, switching medications if necessary, reducing stress, and getting plenty of sleep.

Medications

Your ENT specialist might recommend trying medications that reduce dizzy spells or eliminate the underlying cause of dizziness.

Therapies

Your provider can work with you to complete head position maneuvers or balance therapy to reduce dizziness naturally. 

Other procedures

Injections, removal of the sense organ in your inner ear, or other surgical procedures can eliminate the underlying cause of dizziness.

If you experience chronic or intense dizziness, see the MN Ear & Sinus Center team for an evaluation. Schedule an appointment by phone or book online today.