Definition of Balance problems
Balance problems include a wide range of symptoms, from dizziness to light-headedness. Your muscles, bones and joints (musculoskeletal system), visual senses, hearing, central nervous system, and blood and heart vessels (cardiovascular system) must work normally for you to have normal balance. When these areas aren’t functioning well, you may experience balance problem symptoms. Most balance problems result from problems in your inner ear (vestibular system). Also, many medical conditions can cause balance problems. Read about types of balance problems.