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Balance and light headedness. in otherwise health male

Posted by @ninon, Oct 5, 2017

My husband is a very healthy 73 year old who works out. Over the last year and a half he has developed progressive light headedness and has fallen several times. He has been evaluated by ENT- all negative. He has seen vascular neurology at Emory and his Brain MRI, MRA, angiogram, CT angiogram and all blood work is normal. He had an episode where he could not move his hands, could not walk and fell which lasted about 20 seconds. He has episodes of confusion lasting several seconds. His neurologist did not think this was a TIA but felt it was due to reduced blood flow in vertebral arteries- however all scans do not prove this to be a problem. His gait has changed and he now walks with a wide gait He had cervical surgery about 1 year ago with rod placement but this did not help. Wonder if anyone can help and wonder if an appointment at the Mayo clinic would be helpful. We are desperate as this has really affected his quality of life. I know that light headedness is not an uncommon problem in the aging population but I feel we are missing something here. Thank you.

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Welcome to Connect, @ninon
There are a few members who have talked about issues with balance and light-headedness or dizziness here. Let me bring @ryman @oceanfun1 and @sacolucci into this discussion. You may also wish to read through these discussion where members have offered a variety of suggestions for further investigation of similar symptoms to your husbands.

– Balance and falling a lot https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/balance-and-falling-a-lot/
– Falling for no apparent reason https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/falling-for-no-apparent-reason/
– Chronic subjective dizziness https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/chronic-subjective-dizziness/

If you would like to seek help from Mayo Clinic, please call one of our appointment offices. The contact information for Minnesota, Arizona and Florida can be found here http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63.

I can only imagine how frightening this must be for both of you.

@colleenyoung

Welcome to Connect, @ninon
There are a few members who have talked about issues with balance and light-headedness or dizziness here. Let me bring @ryman @oceanfun1 and @sacolucci into this discussion. You may also wish to read through these discussion where members have offered a variety of suggestions for further investigation of similar symptoms to your husbands.

– Balance and falling a lot https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/balance-and-falling-a-lot/
– Falling for no apparent reason https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/falling-for-no-apparent-reason/
– Chronic subjective dizziness https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/chronic-subjective-dizziness/

If you would like to seek help from Mayo Clinic, please call one of our appointment offices. The contact information for Minnesota, Arizona and Florida can be found here http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63.

I can only imagine how frightening this must be for both of you.

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This person needs a brain MRI to be taken to rule out things

@colleenyoung

Welcome to Connect, @ninon
There are a few members who have talked about issues with balance and light-headedness or dizziness here. Let me bring @ryman @oceanfun1 and @sacolucci into this discussion. You may also wish to read through these discussion where members have offered a variety of suggestions for further investigation of similar symptoms to your husbands.

– Balance and falling a lot https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/balance-and-falling-a-lot/
– Falling for no apparent reason https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/falling-for-no-apparent-reason/
– Chronic subjective dizziness https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/chronic-subjective-dizziness/

If you would like to seek help from Mayo Clinic, please call one of our appointment offices. The contact information for Minnesota, Arizona and Florida can be found here http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63.

I can only imagine how frightening this must be for both of you.

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Thanks so much. Ninon

@colleenyoung

Welcome to Connect, @ninon
There are a few members who have talked about issues with balance and light-headedness or dizziness here. Let me bring @ryman @oceanfun1 and @sacolucci into this discussion. You may also wish to read through these discussion where members have offered a variety of suggestions for further investigation of similar symptoms to your husbands.

– Balance and falling a lot https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/balance-and-falling-a-lot/
– Falling for no apparent reason https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/falling-for-no-apparent-reason/
– Chronic subjective dizziness https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/chronic-subjective-dizziness/

If you would like to seek help from Mayo Clinic, please call one of our appointment offices. The contact information for Minnesota, Arizona and Florida can be found here http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63.

I can only imagine how frightening this must be for both of you.

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Thanks. He has had a brain MRI which was negative. An ultra sound was done and per the vascular neurologist when my husband’s had was erect and straight (the position it would be in when walking and driving) there was a “kinking” in the vestibular artery and for that reason a angiogram and then CT angiogram were done that did not find an abnormality.

Hi. I have a brain injury. I would go to Mayo. They will consult with a variety of specialists. Whatever he has is difficult to diagnose and the are great at that. The have reduced housing on site.

@oceanfun1

Hi. I have a brain injury. I would go to Mayo. They will consult with a variety of specialists. Whatever he has is difficult to diagnose and the are great at that. The have reduced housing on site.

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Thanks so much for your input. Ninon

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