Do you have a balance problem? 8 questions to ask yourself.

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Balance is the ability to move or remain in a position without losing control or falling. Problems with balance are one of the most common reasons why older adults fall.

You can help identify a balance problem by asking yourself these 8 questions.

  • Do I feel unsteady?
  • Do I sometimes feel like the room is spinning around me?
  • Do I feel like I am moving even though I’m standing still?
  • Do I lose my balance and fall?
  • Do I feel as if I’m falling?
  • Do I feel lightheaded or like I might faint?
  • Do I experience blurred vision?
  • Do I ever feel disoriented, losing sense of time, place or identity?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, talk with your doctor about it. You can also schedule a free 20-minute balance screening with McLaren Port Huron Physical Therapy. Visit www.mclaren.org/ph-pt to learn more.