Dizziness and balance issues may be a sign of a tumor. According to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, symptoms of a brain tumor may include severe headaches, an unrelenting sensation that the room is spinning, seizures, vision problems, and hearing loss. Following a health history and physical exam, a brain tumor is usually diagnosed through imaging. An MRI with contrast can help to visualize a tumor and determine its size. CT scans, PET scans, and cerebral angiograms are other tests that can help diagnose a brain tumor.
1. Meniere’s Disease
Meniere’s disease is a condition that affects the inner ear canal. This disease usually affects just one ear and may be caused when the pressure of excess fluid affects the nerves and structures of the inner ear. This condition may be triggered by trauma to the head, ear infections, allergies, smoking, or stress. Symptoms include pain and pressure in the ear, a loss of hearing, and ringing in the ears. While Meniere’s disease is incurable, treatment can help relieve the symptoms of dizziness and loss of balance. Lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, employing techniques to reduce stress, and avoiding caffeine and MSG may help.