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The term vertigo refers to the sensation of spinning or whirling that occurs as a result of a disturbance in balance (equilibrium).
If you experience ongoing bouts of vertigo, no matter what the cause, you have a greater risk of losing your balance and falling. The benefits of doing balance exercises may include:
- Having better balance with less risk of falling and hurting yourself and others.
- Repeated bouts of vertigo may reduce inner ear function, which leads to a deteriorating sense of balance. Balance exercises will help you maintain your inner ear function and balance.
- Improving self-confidence and self-esteem. As your balance improves, you may feel more confident that you can get out more and do more with others.
- Within a few days to weeks of consistently doing balance exercises or balance board exercise, you should notice a decline in vertigo symptoms.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|