Inner ear is involved in maintaining balance of the body, the others are visual system and sensory receptors located in muscles.
Inner ear is filled with fluid, it is due to the inner ear we are able to hear properly and walk straight.
The region of inner ear is known as labyrinth and any swelling in this region is called labyrinthitis.
Inner Ear Balance
The labyrinth is made up of cochlea, it aids in hearing. The other organ is semicircular vestibule which is responsible in maintaining balance of the body.
Inner ear affection can be due to several reasons; viral infection is most common cause.Bacterial infection is also not ruled out. Viral infection can be due to mumps, influenza or measles. Bacterial infection can be due to untreated infection in the middle ear. In some rare cases there may be a systemic cause. See also inner ear disorders
Symptoms Of Inner Ear Imbalance
When there is infection or inflammation in the inner ear, it can give rise to series of symptoms. Loss of balance is one of the main symptoms caused due to inner ear infection. Nausea, vomiting, uncontrolled movement of the eyes are some of the other symptoms associated with inner ear balance problem.
Dizziness and vertigo can persist for many weeks. It can be associate d with loss of hearing or tinnitus.
Sudden movement of head can lead to vertigo if you have any problem in your inner ear. Hearing loss may be regained in many cases; few of them face permanent loss of hearing.
Inner Ear Balance Treatment
- If there is infection which is the cause of inner ear imbalance, your doctor will give you antibiotics to treat the infection.
- Ginko biloba is a natural remedy which enhances the blood circulation in the brain and ear arteries. It helps to cure the vertigo caused due to inner ear problems.
- Inner ear balance can also be maintained with acupressure and yoga and meditation. Patient should not expose himself to cold atmosphere or to loud noise. He should wear ear plugs in cold climates.