Volume 11, Issue 2 (Summer 2007)                   J Qazvin Univ Med Sci 2007, 11(2): 71-77 | Back to browse issues page

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Mojabi M. Dizziness in elderly. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2007; 11 (2) :71-77
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Abstract Dizziness is described as having a variety of unpleasant sensations which often interfere with balance and walking. It is a common complaint by people over age 65, affecting 13-38% of elderly Americans. Dizziness may occur by many different causes which can be difficult to diagnose. Dizziness is usually related to a metabolic or even cardiovascular origin nevertheless, vertigo is an otological or neurological problem. Frequently, dizziness is not usually considered as a long lasting complication however, in almost one quarter of the elderly with this problem, it may last a year or even more. Dizziness is not usually associated with increased risk of death unless it is a sign of heart disease. However, dizziness may increase the risk of collapse and decrease the quality of life, especially if it is persistent or severe.
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Type of Study: Review article | Subject: ENT

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